Kaleidoscopic (2:39) directed by Indira Cesarine, is a multimedia fashion film featuring models Boa Hoa, Alyona Zubakina and Celia Becker as inspirational, kaleidoscopic goddesses. Featuring the archive collections of designer Catherine Malandrino with make-up by Benjamin Puckey, hair by Deycke Heidorn, the video was edited by Tripp and Jenna Trouchet Watt of Phantasmic TV. Cinemaphotography by Josh Sternlicht and Indira Cesarine; music by Moby. Kaleidoscopic, produced by XXXX MAGAZINE, “The Untitled Magazine” premiered at the New York Fashion Shorts event in September 2009, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, selected as one of the 14 best international fashion films of 2009.
KALEIDOSCOPIC BEHIND THE SCENES
“Kaleidoscopic” Behind The Scenes is a 5 minute behind the scenes look at the making of the movie KALEIDOSCOPIC, and the cover artwork for the launch issue of XXXX MAGAZINE, “The Untitled Magazine”‘s launch issue, The Kaleidoscopic Issue.
INDIRA CESARINE first discovered her love of photography aged 15, while taking a summer school course at Parson’s School of Design in Manhattan. By the time she had graduated high school Cum Laude from Choate Rosemary Hall, she had exhibited 4 one-woman shows of her photographic work at the esteemed Paul Mellon Arts Center. She was the recipient of Choate’s prestigious Kaufman Award in “Photographic Art”. While completing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women’s Studies at Columbia University in New York and Paris, France, 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 a year she was appointed Editor at Large of the British magazine “Don’t Tell It”, and began shooting for many magazines and clients in England, the US and Europe. She is currently represented internationally with agents in New York, London and Milan.
Her photography has been published in numerous international publications including British Vogue, British GQ, British Marie Claire, Tatler, Flaunt Magazine, British Esquire, Elle, L’Officiel, French Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style, The Times Magazine, Grazia, Oyster, Out, Lush Magazine, Surface, Arena and Vogue Bellezza. She has worked commercially with clients including Cerutti 1881, Nino Cerutti, Charles Jourdan, Christian Dior, Kenzo, Seven Jeans, Agent Provocateur, Wonderbra, DIM, Passionata, Harvey Nichols, Neiman Marcus, Harrod’s and The Body Shop. She has photographed celebrities for such titles as In Style, Tatler, and Esquire including Alicia Keys, Collin Farrell, Dakota Fanning, Macy Gray, Amy Winehouse, Anna Paquin, Lauren Hutton and Jimmy Fallon among many others. She also has collaborated with record labels such as Sony BMG, Jive Records and Virgin Records.
Aside from her photographic work, she began her career as a director with the short film “City of Love”, which was featured at the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival 2007. In January of 2008, she was appointed Fashion Editor at Large of Lush Magazine. In 2009 she launched the online magazine “XXXX Magazine” , now The Untitled Magazine showcasing multimedia based conceptual films, documentaries, photography and contemporary art. Other upcoming projects include “The Goddess Manifesto” a documentary, book and installation project, and “Inspiration, Organisation” a multimedia based non-profit group.
Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as MTV, E! TV, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, HBO’s Special “Ford Supermodel of the World”, “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US.
TRIPP & JENNA TROUCHET-WATT OF PHANTASMIC TV
Tripp and Jenna Trouchet-Watt are the two visual artists behind New York’s, Phantasmic. Creating animations together since high school, the two have collaborated on a various assortment of eccentric projects ranging from stop motion animations to interactive video installations. Tripp spent his childhood as an introvert fascinated with gadgets and drains, trash compactors, and K’nex rollercoasters. Jenna grew up in the small coastal village of Fish Hoek, South Africa. Phantasmic’s work often incorporates found objects, cheap parlor tricks, and kitschy yet always soulful animations. Jenna and Tripp currently reside in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and plan to soon travel the world.
Joshua Sternlicht has been shooting, editing, directing and producing award-winning films and videos for nearly a decade. He has been drawn to visual and contemporary arts since childhood. Over the last two years Joshua has begun teaching and facilitating art education using the tools of film and media literacy.
Joshua went on to study film at Columbia University from 1997-2000. While at Columbia he was selected to study film directing and producing abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. In1998 he was awarded the KODAK ‘Young Filmmakers Award’ for a short film he wrote and directed entitled ‘The Carousel’. In May1999, The American Pavilion to the Cannes Film Festival where he worked for Lions Gate and Stratosphere Entertainment Company accepted him. After graduating in 2000 he moved to San Francisco to work for Eveo, an online film company and he was later hired as the digital video artist for SF MoMA producing and directing online and site-specific videos for a landscape architectural exhibit entitled “Revelatory Landscapes”.
In 2001 Joshua moved back to New York to work for Broadway theatre producer Scott Sanders, whose credits include ‘A Color Purple’, ‘Elaine Stritch At Liberty’ and ‘Skin Project’. Joshua returned to film and television production in 2002, honing his skills as a director of photography and editor where his credits include work on the award winning documentary feature ‘Rising Sun’ shot in Cuba and the HBO feature ‘Games People Play’.
Over the next several years Joshua continued to work as a director of photography, editor, director and producer working in such varied mediums as commercials, multimedia, corporate videos, online projects, shorts documentaries and TV programs. In 2004 he founded Eyespot Films (www.eyespotfilms.com) a production and post-production services company.
In 2006 Croatian director Helena Bulaja hired Joshua as director of photography on ’20,000 Cycles’ – a Nikola Tesla feature film and multimedia project. On this project he shot and interviewed well-known artists including Terry Gilliam, Laurie Anderson and Jim Jarmusch. In 2007 Joshua was hired as director of photography of ‘Poetry Africa’ where he met 58-year-old South African poet & musician Syd Kitchen, the future subject of Joshua’s feature documentary film ‘Fool in a Bubble’ (www.foolinabubble.com) which is now in post-production in South Africa and New York.
Since 2007 Joshua has begun teaching and facilitating art education in private and public means. In South Africa while working at Poetry Africa he formed a relationship with Kwa-Mashu Community Art Center where he was an artist in residence and taught cinematography, sound and edit workshops. He has consulted to film student and for film festivals and most recently began working as a film and media literacy facilitator at El Puente Community Center.
Joshua is based in Brooklyn, New York where he lives and works.
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 cConnecticut 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.
ALYONA ZUBAKINA @ MC2 MODEL MANAGEMENT
Born in 1988 in Omsk, Siberia, Alyona Zubakina started her modeling career one year out of high school when a scout spotted her in the street. Alyona is already well traveled and has worked in Japan, New York, and Milan; with dreams to visit Paris and make her mark as a fashion model.
CELIA BECKER @ FORD MODELS
Born in Brazil, Ford model Celia Becker got an early taste of the modeling industry by supporting her boyfriend in the early stages of his modeling career. After accompanying him on shoot for Calvin Klein and witnessing his increasing success in the industry, Becker became eager to get in front of the camera and find success of her own. Shortly thereafter, Becker signed with a small agency in Brazil and began traveling throughout Milan, Shanghai, Tokyo, London, Madrid and Barcelona. Over the course of her travels, Becker was able to work with various fashion photographers, including Juanma Moncloa, Danielle Rossi, Sebastian Roos and Sergio Jasanada. Additionally, Becker has been featured in international editorials, ranging from Metal Magazine (Spain) to Marie Claire (Czech Republic) to Gloia Magazine (Italy). When not modeling, Becker enjoys vacationing in exotic locations such as Chile, Israel, and China.
BOA HOA @ NY MODELS
Bao Hoa (born July 31, 1985) is a Vietnamese supermodel and an international model. Born in Saigon, she was raised by her grand mother’s family, especially her mother who is always beside her and supports her every step. At school, Bao Hoa dreamed of being a businesswoman. But life had other plans for her… Modeling – A new step of her life: In the Summer of ‘02, Bao Hoa trained and became a model at a French agency in Saigon, then chosen by the Pierre Cardin Agency to represent Vietnam at a Ford Supermodel of the World contest, competing with 54 models from other countries. That journey helped her gain valuable experience about the modeling world reality.
Bao Hoa then worked as a freelance model. A slim body, sensual curves and a beautiful face, a great personality seduces clients and professionals in the Vietnam fashion industry. She has now appeared extensively in the media, in print ads, runway works, for the country’s advertising giants: Covers and interviews in famous magazines: Beautiful, Young Fashion, Marketing and Family, Art, Heritage Fahsion, Cosmetic, Sport Culture and Man, Beautiful Woman… Runway works: Beautiful Fashion show, Motorola, Tiger, Parkson, Glow, Olay, Lolita Lempika, Amore, Wella, L’Oreal, Sony Ericson, Debon, Shiseido… Fashion/advertising: Honda, Shiseido Spa, Enchanteur, Evesoft, Eversoft Spa, Saving Call, Parker and Waterman pens, Caravelle Hotel, Khaisilk, Thai Tuan…
Acting by chance – her second step in her professional life: It started when she accidentally went to a casting with a friend. The director Luu Trong Ninh immediately chose her saying the moment she stepped in the room, he knew she was the one he was looking for. Bao Hoa accepted to act in a lead part for the character “Thu” in the TV series “Hill of Love” (Doc Tinh) in 54 episodes. She shot 6 months in Da Lat and Sai Gon. Acting lets allowed her to not only show her sensual curves but also an ability to play strong expressive characters.
Bao Hoa becomes an International Model – The third direction in life: Bao Hoa soon outgrew the modeling and acting world of Vietnam. She was passionate to learn more about the fashion industry overseas and international modeling. Bao Hoa contacted Elite Model Agency in Hong Kong and immediately was called to work there. Her impressive pictures and strong work ethics got her signed right away. This was her first time working in another country, away from her family. At only 18, she had to do everything on her own for 3 months. It was no easy task, but she never complained and even appreciated that period very much. The challenge brought her many real life experiences that she needed in order to move on in life as a person and advance her career as a model.
In October ‘05, she embarked on a new, difficult challenge. She became the first Vietnamese model to come to the US. She was extremely excited when the top agency in Los Angeles – L.A. Models – signed her. This led to her being represented by NY Models as well. Between these two major cities, she became more popular each month. The competition was very tough but she has a strong will. She spoke fluent English, which gave her an edge over other visiting Asian models. She was fortunate to work with top photographers and for famous worldwide magazines: Mr. Gilles Bensimon for Elle USA, Mr. Arthur Elgort for Vogue USA, Mr. Greg Kadel for Vogue China, Mr. Philippe Salomon for Cosmo Girl; Teen Vogue USA, GQ USA, Trace, Glamour USA, Tokion NY, Conde Nast Traveller … Despite a figure and height considered small for the western modeling world, her career flourished despite her size. Mr. Cory Bautista, Director of NY Models Agency said, “Bao Hoa works seriously, and has her own style. That is why she is one of the models that our clients trust the most. She is always on time and satisfies the client’s every requirement in a professional way.” (Source: VietNamNet)
As if working in the US wasn’t enough, her passion for travel and discovery led her to experience the world. She recently booked an International job and signed a contract with Storm Management in London, Mannequin Agency in Singapore, Base Model Agency in South Africa. Her image has often appeared on many top magazines there such as: Marie Claire, GQ, Her World, Cleo, Women’s Weekly, NewMan, Beauty Black Book, Urban News… She is currently based in NY, but every year she goes back to VN for a short time to visit her family. Her road to success may seem lined with a red carpet of roses, but behind every step is her hard work, dedication and confidence that only comes from experience… plus maybe “a little bit of luck”… she admits.
Born in London and raised in the Amsterdam art scene, Benjamin discovered makeup while studying fashion design. He instantly fell in love with the combination of fashion and art and has never looked back. After studying makeup at a leading makeup school he went about building his portfolio and assisting various well-respected make-up artists. After five years assisting Peter Philips on everything from photo shoots to high profile fashion shows, Benjamin has established himself in the industry as having a truly unique vision and an unmistakable talent. His backgrounds in art and fashion have given him a conceptual approach to makeup that is very in demand in the business today. However, beauty always comes first in Benjamin’s vision and any look must enhance the model’s natural beauty. His vast knowledge of makeup and beauty products has made him a popular consultant to various publications in Belgium and the Netherlands such as Glamour and Elle. Benjamin works as contributing beauty editor for Dutch L’Officiel magazine.
Hairstylist Deycke, discovered her skills for sculpting and creating at a young age by drawing portraits and using natures material to building artworks. After receiving her hairdresser’s diploma 15 years ago, Deycke started her freelance career After earning first experiences on musical productions, she discovered her love for fashion and beauty photography. Transforming the beauty of a model and supporting the character of actors and artists became an exciting challenge for her and she soon moved on, reaching out for international experience by working and living in Amsterdam and Milan. Ever fascinated by fine art photography and haute couture, she found her creative playground in Paris, where she as been living for five years. In 2005, her open-minded personality and consistent search for inspiration brought her to New York. She fell in love with the pure aesthetic style of New York fashion scene and is now based in New York and Paris. The challenge in her work is to support the most beautiful images by using her artistic ability and technical knowledge. Her sensibility for textures and shapes is extraordinary.