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Mise-en-Scene, directed by Alexander Haessner
Before he set out to create some of the most evocative fashion films in recent years, German-born, Brooklyn-based Alexander Haessner explored many different avenues of artistic expression. From fine art and portrait photography, to shooting films on a high-speed camera, Haessner’s quest to tell stories eventually led him to the emerging fashion film genre, where he’s carved a niche as an emerging talent whose narratives take precedent over the exhibition of clothes.

His new film, titled Mise-en-Scene, sees Salt star Olya Zueva star as a model who steps onto an ordinary photoshoot, and begins to falter as her internal reality threatens to overtake the external. Mise-en-Scene was conceived and produced exclusively for Portable’s Fashion on Film Party, presented by Russian Standard Vodka.