THE SEDUCTION (5:58)
Directed and Edited by Indira Cesarine
Starring Barbara Fialho
Cinematography by Indira Cesarine
2nd Camera Don Frasco
Music by Moby
Styling by Johnny DuCoin
Make up by Bernadine Bibiano @ Judy Casey
Hair by Dante Blanshaw @ Warren Tricomi
Photo / Video assistants Jeffry Gamble, Diego Corredor, Natasha Poette
Special Thanks to K&M Camera
The Seduction (5:58) directed and edited by Indira Cesarine, stars Barbara Fialho from Elite Models. The film merges fashion and video art while it invites the audience to become the voyeur. Featuring music by Moby, and fashion styling by Johnny DuCoin. Makeup by Bernadine Bibiano and hair by Dante Blanshaw.
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, showcasing original multimedia productions of fashion and video art films.
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. Other recent exhibits include: 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; New York Fashion Shorts at the Tribeca Grand, September 2009; London Fashion Shorts at Machine–A Gallery in February 2010; View Imaging exhibit, New York, December 2009; and The Distorted Beauty Show, April 2010. Her photography has also been chosen to appear in Dolce and Gabanna’s 20th Anniversary book curated by Fabien Baron.
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.
Barbara Fialho, who featured in “The Seduction”, directed by Indira Cesarine, is a Brazilian model currently represented by Elite Model Management. She was born December 21, 1987 in Minas Gerais. She has appeared in advertisements for Diesel, Catherine Malandrino and Joe’s Jeans. She has been on the covers of the magazines Numéro, Missbehave and Italian Vogue. She has walked in fashion shows for Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Dior, Jeremy Scott, John Galliano, Louis Vuitton, and Basso & Brooke.
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 other.
International makeup artist Bernadine Bibiano’s distinctive, provocative and playful style has graced fashion magazines, runways, advertising, music videos, red carpets and catalogs. Internationally, Bernadine has worked extensively with L’Uomo, Vogue Jewelry, Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Deutsch, and Rebel; styled runway for Red Valentino, Heatherette, Jennifer Nicholson, and Rosa Cha; and counts Banana Republic, Catherine Malandrino, Target, Izod, Polo, Levis, Adidas, and Saks Fifth Avenue among her advertising campaign clients.
In addition, Bernadine wrote the content and created the makeup styles for the book, The Body Shop’s Makeup: Fresh Ideas for Fantastic Looks and designed the cosmetic presentation for Neiman Marcus’ The Book. She’s been the beauty consultant for Benefit Cosmetics, Sephora, Avon and Mary Kay Cosmetics and shaped the high concept look for the luxury European fragrance line Boadicea The Victorious.
Dante Blandshaw has always had a strong passion and fascination for hair. As one of the foremost hairdressers in the beauty and fashion industry, Dante has been sought after for his unique vision and expertise, especially in wigs, weaves and extensions. World renown celebrities as Mary J. Blige, Taraji Henson and Iman as well as superstar models Selita Ebanks and Sessilee Lopez are amongst his influential clientele. His creative work can been seen in top magazines as Spanish Vogue, International Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, InStyle and Glamour. He has also been a major contributor to prestigious hair companies in the areas of advertising and product consulting. Dante is thrilled to have been a part of the XXXX team and loved creating beautiful memorable images with Indira Cesarine.
Don Gerardo Frasco started with still photography early 2006 while taking his bachelors, and then converged with cinematography while studying at the New York Film Academy. He completed the filmmaking program in 2009. Prior to film studies, he graduated BS-Accountancy on May of 2008 from University of San Carlos in his homeland, Cebu. He is currently based in New York City. His primary interest is capturing emotion exposed by animate creatures or inanimate objects whether it is factual or directed.
Diego Corredor graduated from the School of Art + Design at SUNY Purchase College with a BFA degree in Mix Media. He has worked on multimedia installations incorporating video, sound, performance, photography and drawing. He has been featured in several group art shows in New York and his main interests revolve around contemporary art, film, photography and fashion. Diego is based in New York and his desire is to continue to create his art form from his personal and individual point of view.