Created by Dominique Palombo
Featuring dancers Leah O’Donnell & Brandon Grimm
Styling by Jacqueline Azria-Palombo, assistant stylist Tracy Cyprow
Hair by Yoichi Tomizawa
Makeup by Kim Weber
Cinematography & Editing by Dominique Palombo
Music by Moby
Camera crew: Dominique Palombo & Mikko Timonen
1st camera assistant Tom Donitelli
2nd camera assistant Ezra Peace
Grip/Electric: Rick Cuminello
Produced by Jennifer Madison & Ethan Pisz
Choreography by Dave Guggino
Wings (2:31) created by Dominique Palombo, features dancers Leah O’Donnell and Brandon Grimm. Night starts to fall on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere; a couple interacts with fierce emotional intensity as they battle through their emotional journey. Styling by Jacqueline Azria-Polombo with hair by Yoichi Tomizawa and makeup by Kim Weber. Cinematography & editing by Dominique Palombo with music by Moby.
The current push in the industry towards motion is one that has thoroughly fascinated Dominique. Directing, DP, are not so unfamiliar from the still world, but it is the ability to edit that has proved to be his most powerful and surprising tool. Learning that it shapes the viewing experience to such an extent that it has more to do with his films being great or terrible, than most people realize. Along with that, Donimique has had the opportunity to work with dancers in his recent projects and it has opened his mind to new ways of seeing movement and discovering how riveting it can be. The originality of movement can make someone beautiful and compelling, and the opposite is true as well.
Although born in France Dominique has spent most of his life in the US. Currently based between Paris and New York. Dominique was awarded “Best Picture” for “MOVE” at La Jolla fashion Film Festival 2011.
Born in Detroit Michigan, Leah made her professional debut with the Ann Arbor Ballet Theater. She continued her studies with a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School and New School University in New York City. Since then, Leah danced as a soloist with Ballet Deviare; In the original cast of the Las Vegas hit musical, ‘Peepshow’, directed by the Tony Award-winning, Jerry Mitchell; with the touring vaudeville show “The Most Interesting Show in the World”, and for six months in Athens, Greece, performing with the Greek pop star, Anna Vissi.
Leah has performed with Recording Artists Beyonce Knowles, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, the Black Eyed Peas, Lonely Island, Thalia, Kings of Lion, Martina McBride, Akon, Luis Miguel, and Nancy Sinatra. She has been featured in Allure magazine, All World Dance, Las Vegas Magazine, Berlin’s Zitty-Das Modebuch Magazine, on a NYC jumbotron, and in various dancewear catalogues.
Originally from Paris where Jacqueline started as a stylist, she has been living in New York for over 10 years. Most recently the Creative Director of CosmoGIRL. She has been also freelancing for other publications such as City, Doing Bird, Diva, …as well as advertising work.
Working with clothes is a beautiful thing, a stunning designer piece or the perfect simple boy’s blazer. She loves mixing and finding that perfect balance, a skill that is probably what she is most recognized for. Finding the challenge of using affordable pieces to produce a very high quality look extremely rewarding. No matter how simple the clothes are, a woman can always look stylish, sophisticated and have an edge. Looking expensive or cheap has nothing to do with the actual price tag. “Avoir du chien” is what matters…
Another side of my work has involved working with celebrities. From Justin Timberlake to Taylor Swift, via Natalie Portman and Robert Pattinson… Trying to push for more of an editorial look is always the goal while staying true to the image that the person needs to project, a balancing act. Overall, to create an image, a style demands not only a strong vision, but also to be very consistent so the result has the most impact. Having high standards even in the smallest details will always show and shine in the end.
Hairstylist Yoichi Tomizawa hails originally from Tokyo, Japan but his passion for hairstyling has led him around the world. Trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Yoichi has worked and studied in such varied locales as Manchester, England, Toronto and Milan. He has also served as an instructor and opening member of the famed Toni & Guy salon in Milan. Unsatisfied with the salon world, Yoichi slowly transitioned into the realm of freelance hairstyling where his talent and technique caught the eye of his eventual mentor, master stylist Eugene Soulemain.
Yoichi’s extensive training and undeniable skill have since won him his own following of the industry’s best and brightest including Catherine Malandrino, Victor Demarchelier and Diego Uchitel to name a few. Yoichi’s infectious personality, enthusiasm, passion and talent continue to impress the clients, photographers and colleagues lucky enough to have him on their team.
Yoichi is based in New York City.
Kim Weber is a NYC based Makeup Artist. A former fashion designer, Kim turned her artistic talents towards makeup artistry in the mid-1990’s.
Some of her clients include: Avon, A&E, Bride’s, Boho, Intermix, Pond’s, Jane Cosmetics, Kult, Lucky, Ocean Drive, Essence,The Gloss, BUST, WWD and numerous others. She is also an ambassador for Ellis Faas. In her spare time she can be found attending old school hip hop shows, perusing libraries and museums and searching for the perfect cheese plate to pair with her other hobby of discovering new wines.
Moby was born in New York City, but grew up in Connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and studied music theory, and then went on to play with seminal Connecticut hardcore punk group ‘the Vatican commandoes’ when he was 14. He then played with post-punk band ‘awol’ while studying philosophy at the university of Connecticut and suny purchase. He started dj’ing while attending college, and was a fixture in the late 80?s New York house and hip-hop scenes, dj’ing at clubs such as mars, red zone, mk, and the palladium.
He released his first single, ‘go’ in 1991(listed as one of rolling stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he’s also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowie, Metallica, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, among others.
Moby has toured extensively, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career. He has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including ‘heat’, ‘any given sunday’, ‘tomorrow never dies’, and ‘the beach’, among others. Currently he’s touring in support of his most recent album, ‘wait for me’, as well as working closely with a variety of different charities, including the humane society and the institute for music and neurologic function.
Founding President and Artistic Director of DANCELEN(D)S, Inc.
Jennifer began her professional dance career at age 16 in Off-Broadway musical The Children and went on to graduate with a B.A. in journalism and French studies from New York University. She has most recently performed for CBS Radio, Arrojo Studios, The QAS, Bernier Dance Company, and choreographer Jordana Toback. She has written about dance, entertainment and fashion for outlets including: MailOnline.com, iMDB.com, Yahoo!, CBS Radio, CanWest and HBO News, among others. Her inspired career path also includes headline-making production work around the world that has raised over $4 million for charity, including Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief and NEON Moscow productions.
Ethan is a graduate of Full Sail University’s film and video production program and has over eight years of producing and shooting experience. His TV credits include the Emmy Award-winning True Life series, MTV’s Teen Mom, TLC’s Life Chronicles and VH1’s Hogan Knows Best, among many others.
Director of Cinema at DANCELEN(D)S, Inc.