IDYLLIC DAYS (4:40)
Directed by Indira Cesarine
Featuring Aneley Varela Elizondo & Cynthia Antonio
Styling by Indira Cesarine
Cinematography by Indira Cesarine
Edited by Michaela Vatcheva & Indira Cesarine
Assistant editor Karc Chan
Music by Riccardo Risi
Idyllic Days (4:40) directed by Indira Cesarine, features Aneley Varela Elizondo and Cynthia Antonio. Shot on location at Punta Gallera, Ibiza, the fashion film presents the surreal landscape of a hallucination, as two muses on a hypnotic journey delight in their sacred place. Cinematography, Editing and Styling by Indira Cesarine, with music by Riccardo Risi.
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Touted as a “photographic child prodigy”, 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.
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, showcasing original productions of fashion and video art films.
Recent exhibits include several of her video art films being featured in the “Facets of Figuration” Benefit Art Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 2011; The “Voyeur” Exhibit, Art Basel Miami, in collaboration with XXXX Magazine, Miami Art Museum Contemporaries, American Friends of the Louvre and Quintessentially, December 2010; “Motion Deconstructed” Exhibit with Quintessentiallly Art, New York, June 2010; “Soiree Au Louvre” Video Art Installation at the French Embassy, June 2010; “Carte Blanche” solo show at Visionairs Gallery, Paris, January 2010; “New York Fashion Shorts” at the Tribeca Grand, September 2009; “London Fashion Shorts” at Machine–A Gallery in February 2010; “The Distorted Beauty Show”, April 2010, and “Factory Project” exhibit in London, July 2011. Her documentary short film, “In Face of Disability” was featured at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival short Film Corner. Indira Cesarine and XXXX Magazine video productions can also be seen regularly at the “Big Screen Plaza” video art billboard in Chelsea, New York.
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, ‘HIGH SOCIETY’ and “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US editions. H&M recently commissioned her to cover Spring /Summer 2012 trends for their H&M LIFE TV edition.
Michaela Vatcheva is a new and aspiring videography talent, currently living between Chicago and Paris. Born in Bulgaria, educated in Germany, England and France, Michaela has gathered shooting and editing experience throughout France, Spain, Portugal, Monaco, Germany and the UK. Fluent in German, French, English and Bulgarian, Michaela got a double major Master?s in media science and linguistics, while working for media giant TF1, international innovation agency faberNovel, multilingual current affairs magazine CaféBabel and director Indira Cesarine for XXXX magazine.
Aneley Varela Elizondo