DIRECTOR: DANIEL TRESE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 4'52'' / MUSIC: "GREEDY BOY" BY ALEX BLACK / CAST: HUNTER HAMILTON, TARA BROOK, MARLON PELAYO / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DANIEL TRESE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DANIEL TRESE & RYAN HEFFINGTON / STYLIST: MINDY LE BROCK / HAIR: YUYA TAKAHASHI / MAKE-UP: WILL LEMON.
In "Live Nude Dancing", the leading character becomes consumed by newfound fame. He starts off arrogant, cocky and confident, seemingly knowing that he has the seductive qualities to become a star. He works his moves, stellar presence and dresses to impress – serenading his audience. As he takes on his public persona, we enter on-and-off dual realities narrated through extraordinary use of animation. One follows his intrinsic experiences and submission to fame, and the other his determination to maintain his status. Success quickly turns into greed, taking over his famished personality and clouded ego.
Daniel Trese is a Los Angeles based photographer and filmmaker whose work is strongly rooted in independent publishing and has been featured in group exhibitions across the United Sates and Internationally in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Sao Paolo. A short list of clients include American Apparel, Bvlgari, CRUSHfanzine, LACMA, Mercedes-Benz, MOCA, The New York Times, Nowness, Paris/La, Pin-Up, The Plant Journal and The Travel Almanac.