Directed by INDIRA CESARINE, Starring SOLANGE WILVERT and NINA DE RAADT, Cinematography by INDIRA CESARINE, Edited by BERNICE GONZALEZ, Music “The Show End” by CHUCKIE STEEL, Fashion Editor THEA LEWIS.-
Ambient Energy directed by Indira Cesarine, explores a surrealist landscape of fashion, creating a dreamlike world. Starring models Solange Wilvert and Nina De Raadt, the cinematography was by Indira Cesarine, video edit by Bernice Gonzalez of Industrial Color, and music “The Show End” by Chuckie Steel. Fashion editor Thea Lewis presents clothing from collections by designers including Aminaka Wilmont, Aqua, Bernhard Wilhelm, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Coco de Mer, Craig Lawrence, Danny Tang, Dean Sidaway, Erickson Beamon, Georgina Goodman, House of Holland, Ioannis Dimitrousis, Lara Bohinc, Machine A, Made by Fam Irvoll, Missoni, Nerida Fraiman, Peter Pilotto, Rachel Freire, Temperley London, Tour de Force and Victoria Grant.
Touted as a “photographic child protégé”, Indira Cesarine’s first solo exhibition was at the age of 16 at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. By the time she graduated high school she had exhibited 4 one-woman shows of her photographic work. While finishing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women’s Studies at Columbia University, she began shooting for a variety of top modeling agencies including Elite, Ford, and Wilhelmina Models. Once she finished her degree, she went to London to pursue her interests in photography and journalism. Within 6 months of arriving in London, she was appointed Editor at Large of the British magazine “Don’t Tell It”, and began shooting editorials for many magazines in England, the US and Europe.
Over the years her work has sparked the interest of some of the world’s top creative directors, having been commissioned for British Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire, Tatler, The Times, In Style, L’Officiel as well as many other international publications and advertising campaigns. She is currently represented internationally with agents in New York, London, and Milan.
Her career as a director began with her first short film, “City of Love” being featured at Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Since then she has directed, produced and edited numerous short films while maintaining an active career as a photographer. In 2009 she produced and launched the multimedia publication XXXX MAGAZINE, “The Untitled Magazine” showcasing original multimedia productions of fashion and video art films. The launch issue, The Kaleidoscopic Issue, was brought together through the collaboration of over 100 creative contributors.
In January 2010, her work was exhibited in a solo show in Paris at Visionairs Gallery, presenting large scale photographic images juxtaposed with her video art productions she directed for XXXX Magazine, “The Untitled Magazine”. Other recent exhibits include Motion Deconstructed Exhibit with Quintessentiallly Art, New York June 2010, Soiree Au Louvre Video Art Installation at the French Embassy, June 2010, New York Fashion Shorts at the Tribeca Grand in September 2009, London Fashion Shorts at Machine –A Gallery in February 2010, View Imaging exhibit in New York in December 2009, and The Distorted Beauty show in April 2010. Her photography has also been chosen to appear in Dolce and Gabanna’s 20th Anniversary book curated by Fabien Baron, out in September 2010.
Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as E! TV, Fashion TV, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, HBO’s Special “Ford Supermodel of the World”, MTV, and “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US editions. Recent TV broadcasts include an episode photographing Tinsley Mortimer on her TV show ‘HIGH SOCIETY’.
At only 20 years old, Solange Wilvert has already made a major mark on the fashion world. At age 14, she was discovered when international modeling scouts visited her school in the south of Brazil. Only a few short weeks later, Solange boarded a plane to New York where a modeling contract awaited.
Solange made her runway debut at the Spring 2005 season with the Calvin Klein show. She has since walked the runway for virtually every top designer including Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Since her start, Solange has had the opportunity to work with many of the world’s best fashion photographers including Steven Klein, Mario Testino, David Sims, Patrick Demarchelier, Juergen Teller, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Craig McDean, Paolo Roversi, Phil Poynter, Karl Lagerfeld, Karen Collins and Nathaniel Goldberg.
Solange has had her turn as the face of Calvin Klein, Fendi, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, D&G Ralph Lauren, and Valentino.
Solange has appeared in a range of fashion magazines around the globe including American Vogue, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, British Vogue, German Vogue, Russian Vogue, Australian Vogue, Korean Vogue, Brazilian Vogue, i-D, V, W, French Revues des Modes, Deutsch, Stiletto, Wonderland and Allure.
Solange currently splits her time between homes in New York and Paris. When she’s not modeling, Solange enjoys visiting her boyfriend and family in her hometown of Florianópolis, Brazil.
NINA DE RAADT
Taking into consideration that the strongest medium of communication today is the moving image, Bernice decided to use it as her way of expression. From early on she embarked on the production, direction and editing of a local and independent TV show transmitted every Monday for the period of eight years from her hometown at the moment, San Juan , Puerto Rico, and which was dedicated to the local and international music, art and fashion scene. During that period she also worked as an editor for advertising for clients like Anheuser Busch and AT&T. She wrote an award wining script, which eventually became a short movie, TV LUV, screened at various festivals around the world, including the Short Film Depot at the Cannes Film Festival. She has collaborated with various artists editing video art projects in the like of Charles Juhasz Alvarado, Craig Cutler, Hans Gissinger and Indira Cesarine. She currently works as Senior editor for IC Motion in New York, the production and post production division of Industrial Color.
Chuckie Steele is a Producer and DJ specializing in the experimental side of hip hop/rock /jazz and film music. His live DJ shows are a mash-up of all genres, mixed and scratched together in the style of acts such as DJ Yoda and DJ Shadow.
He got into hip hop when a friend came back from the US with RUN DMC’S TOUGHER THAN LEATHER album so he decided to tape it, playing it constantly. This soon developed into a more profound love for the music genre after hearing Westwood on the Capital Rap Show, which in turn “made me want to scratch and learn how to put mixed tapes together…even though it took me about 12 years to actually buy some.”
After DJing for a bit and doing the “odd party” Chuckie finally decided go to music college so he could learn how to professionally create songs and beats—and he hasn’t stopped since. Today he continues to create music for dancers, TV, films and for his own pleasure. “I am not signed to a label and enjoy the freedom this gives me to choose what projects I wish to take and which ones I don’t.”
Chuckie has just completed a collaboration album entitled THE TWO FACES OF GOOD AND EVIL and is currently working on a solo project.