Photo & Video Assistants Jeffery Gamble, Gier Foshaug, Bart Stadnicki and Sandy Chen
Special Thanks to K&M Camera
The fashion film The Crush (4:09), directed & edited by Indira Cesarine, stars Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Robert Konjic. A subversive tale of suspense and passion as the glamorous Julia realizes she’s being stalked by her driver, but realizes she is also in love with him. Music by Moby with styling by Johnny DuCoin. Makeup by Konstanze Zeller, hair by Noah Hatton.
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. 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.
Model and personality Julia Restoin Roitfeld stars in The Crush, an XXXX Magazine original production directed by Indira Cesarine. Known for not only being the daughter of the legendary fashion director of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, but for her own unique style and beauty, this is her first foray into acting. A fan of vintage clothes and shopping in Pigalle, she is not shy when it comes to emphasizing her fabulously voluptuous figure. She first made international headlines when she was choosen by Tom Ford to model in his first fragrance campaign for Black Orchid, in 2006. Since she has been modeling for numerous campaigns and trotting the globe with boyfriend, model Robert Konjic.
This stylist is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Born in Illinois, Noah and his family quickly moved to California where his artistic roots began to flourish. He began his formal hair training during his senior year of high school and has been working in the hair industry ever since.