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Asa Mader

Asa Mader

ASA MADER IS AN AMERICAN DIRECTOR AND ARTIST, LIVING AND WORKING BETWEEN PARIS AND NEW YORK. MADER STUDIED CINEMA AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES FORMALLY AT BROWN UNIVERSITY AND NYU’S TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. AFTER CO-FOUNDING THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL NEW YORK-BASED DIGITAL DESIGN STUDIO DIGITALFORM WHICH COUNTED SEVERAL LUXURY FASHION BRANDS AMONGST ITS PARTNERS, MADER DECIDED TO FOCUS HIS CREATIVE ENERGY TOWARDS HIS ORIGINAL PASSION: CINEMA. MADER’S FIRST NARRATIVE FILM “LA MALADIE DE LA MORT” BASED ON MARGUERITE DURAS’S HOMONYMOUS NOVEL, STARRED ANNA MOUGLALIS AND PREMIERED AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL IN 2003. THE FOLLOWING YEAR MADER DIRECTED HIS FIRST STAGE AND MULTI-MEDIA PERFORMANCE “HEROINE”, ALSO STARRING MOUGLALIS, AT THE FESTIVAL OF ORTIGIA. MADER’S FILM PRACTICE STRETCHES FROM MADE-FOR-TV-FILMS, WITH ACTORS SUCH AS LOU DOILLON, TO LARGE-SCALE VIDEO PORTRAITURE INSTALLATIONS WITH WAR PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES NACHTWEY, TO DANCE PERFORMANCES FEATURING SHARMILA DESAI, MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV AND BENJAMIN MILLEPIED (THE LATTER RECENTLY FEATURING IN TWO SHORT FILMS WITH LÉA SEYDOUX AND MÉLANIE LAURENT). MADER’S MUSIC VIDEO FOR COLDPLAY’S SINGLE “VIOLET HILL” FROM THE ALBUM “VIVA LA VIDA” WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST UK VIDEO AND BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS AT THE 2008 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARD. HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON TWO FEATURE FILMS AND A MUSIC VIDEO COLLABORATION WITH SEAN LENNON AND CHARLOTTE KEMP MUHL’S GOASTT PROJECT.

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Fall Winter 2012 Collection

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