THE STRANGE CASE OF EVELYN STONE (4:31)
Directed by Michael Daks
Featuring Jenny Meister & Anton Ostrovsky
Edited by Anton Ostrovsky
Music composed by Brett Hammond with Saxophone Solo by Paolo Recchia
Styling by Maria Bonet
Hair & Makeup by Amber Sibley
The Strange Case of Evelyn Stone (4:31) directed by Michael Daks, features Jenny Meister from Models One and Anton Ostrovsky. The fashion film reveals the story of a young actress who realizes that one of her fans has taken his liking of her too far. Is he a stalker, or merely a peeping tom? Perhaps she has only herself to blame, is the aroma of her perfume too strong? Music composed by Brett Hammond with Saxophone Solo by Paola Recchia, styling by Maria Bonet, hair and makeup by Amber Sibley.
Michael Daks is an English Photographer/Director recently returned to London after 15 years in NYC. His book of nudes JUST GOOD FRIENDS (photographs of his friends naked) is being published in 2011. His portraits of Dennis Potter and Kenneth Branagh are in the National Portrait Gallery permanent collection. He has worked for the past 25 years as a fashion and portrait photographer in London, Milan, Paris and New York, with clients including The New York Times Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, VIBE, The Source, XXL, Blender, Levi’s, SONY/BMG/RCA, Energie Jeans and The GAP. He is currently working on ‘IN HINDSIGHT – A personal landscape’ – A 30 year retrospective of his landscape photography.
This is his third movie for xxxxmagazine.com
Throughout his career in Media, Anton has shown that it is possible to combine an original artistic approach with almost clinical precision and attention to detail. This applies to both his video editing and sound design work. He has worked on a variety of short films with up-and-coming directors. No matter what the medium – sound or vision – Anton’s work always grabs attention, evokes emotions, and turns spectators into active participants.
Brett Hammond is a composer and songwriter who owns Studio 11211 in Brooklyn, NYC where he is involved with audio post production and score for film and TV. Brett started his professional career in Birmingham UK as a musician performing in rock bands, notably Orion (with Tony Martin of Black Sabbath fame) and Push UK. He developed his skills as a songwriter and moved to New York to tour and record with the band Bigmouth where he worked with talented producers, of note Neil Dorfsman (Grammy award winner for Dire Straits ‘Love Over Gold’ and Paul McCartney). In the late 1990’s after Bigmouth, he decided to focus on Film, specifically score and sound design and since then has been involved with very successful film projects that have found their way to Sundance film festival, Tribeca Film festival, Cannes Lions festival and The Brooklyn International Film Festival.
Paolo Recchia was born in Fondi, ITALY in 1980. He discovered jazz music while listening to the records of Charlie Parker and Massimo Urbani. In 2003 he participated to the Massimo Urbani contest, winning a scholarship for the Siena Jazz; he collaborated on a number of projects with the “Iodice & Corvini Roma Jazz Ensemble” and with the PMJO (Parco della Musica Jazz Orchestra), directed by Maurizio Giammarco.
His first album, “Introducing Paolo Recchia featuring Dado Moroni”, was released on the Via Veneo Jazz label.
In October of 2009 he played with the Antonio Ciacca Quartet at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, and in October of 2010 he played with the Pat Bianchi Trio at the Lincoln Center in New York.
He is currently working with a trio under his own name with Nicola Angelucci on drums and Nicola Muresu on bass.
Maria Bonet has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years as a Stylist for magazines, advertising and pop promos including Sophie Ellis Bextor’s ‘Take Me Home’ and ‘Murder on the dance floor’.
She began her career as Fashion Editor of Country Living magazine and quickly moved on to become Editor of The M&S Magazine. Since turning freelance she has contributed to publications such as GQ, Seven, and The Sunday Times. Maria has enjoyed styling numerous celebrities including Olympic Gold medallist winner Kelly Holmes, Ray Winstone, Sienna Miller, Heidi Klum, and Helena Christensen.
Her career has spanned into PR and Advertising where she has worked alongside the likes of Tyler Brule at Winkreative, and Helen Storey the British Fashion Designer.
She continues to work on special creative projects and is inspired by finding beauty in the ordinary.
Amber is an Academy Award Nominated Makeup Artist with a gift for reading peoples energy. Her professional journey has taken her from the New Forest in England, via Bollywood and Hollywood, and all around the world. She has also done prosthetics for feature films including Sam Neill for Event Horizon, Martin Short for Merlin, and Willem Dafoe for Shadow of the Vampire (for which she was Oscar nominated). She also was HOD for Joyeux Noel.| Over a 20-year career she has worked in beauty, fashion & advertising doing everything from front covers to Internet campaigns. Clients include Marie Claire and Vogue Brides, and photographers and directors including John Swannell, Lord Litchfield, Ridley Scott and Gerard De Thame .