Great Guns London
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:03:59 GMT
Renowned fashion and beauty director Doug Keeve, whose credits include the Sundance award- winning documentary Unzipped, created his new short ‘The Fight’ in collaboration with Victoria Bartlett of NY fashion label VPL and legendary fashion writer and New York Bon Vivant Glenn O’Brien.
The brand’s stylish active wear-inspired clothing is showcased by Belgian model Hannelore Knuts who comes to blows with boxer Kwame Davis over the course of an unpredictable boxing match between the sexes, with Hannelore landing some increasingly unconventional hooks as Keeve draws out an esoteric take on gender and boxing. Glenn O’Brien who provides the script also co-stars as The Fight’s acerbic commentator.
The film bursts with ideas - moving from straight out punching, to Chaplin homage, to costume changes to dance-offs. It champions women, good clothes, cinema and beautiful imagery.
‘The Fight’ premiered as the featured item of the day on Louis Vuitton’s art showcase website Nowness.com. It has also been shown at Barney’s New York.
Keeve cites the inclusion of women’s boxing at the 2012 Olympics as the impetus to set a film celebrating gender equality in the ring: “This fantastical and comedic bout between Hannelore and Kwame gives a nod to women who continue to break boundaries,” says the director.
The film is now set to go live on W magazine from the 20th of March.
Check the film out at: http://www.nowness.com/day/2014/3/5/3715/the-fight?icid=previously_3746
Director: Douglas Keeve
Director of Photography: Eythan Maidhof
Creative Advisor: Richard Pandiscio
Writing: Glenn O’Brien
Creative Director: Victoria Bartlett
Producer: Douglas Keeve
Producer: Megan Christiansen
Production Manager: Natalie Bayes
Editor: Miriam Fahmy
Editorial Assistant: Patrick McGowan
Set Design: Nathaniel Wojtalik
Musical Director: Ben Brunnemer for KNB Global
Hair: Shingo for Recine
Luxe Hair Oil by Rodin
Make Up: Angela DiCarlo
Hair Assistant: Takemitsu Kajihama
Boxer: Hannelore Knuts
Boxer: Kwame Davis
Announcer: Glenn O’Brien
Categories: Clothing and Fashion, Day WearGreat Guns London, Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:03:59 GMT