DIRECTOR'S NAME: JAMIE ISAIA / PRODUCTION COMPANY: FLY 16X9 AND NOMENUS QUARTERLY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 3’21” / BRAND : HUSSEIN CHALAYAN SPRING 2009 / MUSIC: CASEY SMITH / CAST: ALI MICHAELS, DARIA STROKOUS & OLGA MILIOUK / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDREAS VON SCHEELE & STEPHEN BLAISE / STYLIST: BENJAMIN STURGILL / HAIR: WESLEY O’MEARA / MAKE-UP: YUKA KIMURA.
SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS:
The film features pieces from Hussein Chalayan’s Spring 2009 collection in a dark vignette, portraying a suspenseful moment of obscured anxiety. The highly stylized film, featuring Ali Michaels as the main character, delves into the idea of an internal paranoid state, calling into question throughout the film just who is really experiencing the panic. Who should be feared ? Is it the two women sitting just outside the bathroom door? Are they the catalysts for the increasing tension? Or are they terrified of the isolated woman who has confined herself to the bathroom?
Isaia’s editorial work for W, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Tank, Whitewall, Exit, and The Last Magazine reveals a unique voice in fashion photography. Jamie Isaia’s films have been featured in the ICA’s Birds Eye View Festival and at MOMA, as well as The New York Times T Magazine, FLY 16×9 and Nomenus Quarterly. She is currently teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.