DOCUMENTARIES > PREMIERES' 11 > VIDAL SASSOON
Director: Craig Teper
Nationality: United States (2010)
Duration: 90 minutes
Genre: Cultural,First person
Original version in english with Catalan or Spanish subtitles Directed and written by: Craig Teper
Producer: Jackie Gilbert Bauer, Michael Gordon
Photography: Saul Gittens, Craig Teper
Score: Steven Griesgraber
Executive Producer: Jim Czarnecki
Art Director: Steve Hiett
A fast-paced feature documentary spanning 80 years of revolution in history and culture, Vidal Sassoon The Movie is a true rags to riches tale, tracing Sassoon’s path from a London orphanage to international success and celebrity. Following Michael Gordon, founder of hair care company Bumble and bumble as he sets out to document Vidal's life in a richly visual book the movie tells the story of how Sassoon revolutionized the world of hair – his pioneering, geometric, Bauhaus-inspired styles and “wash and wear” philosophy quite literally changing the way women looked. The fashion, style and social revolutions of the 1960's come alive as the design of the book and the film unfold.
After years of working in production on independent feature films, commercials and shorts, Craig began directing film projects for a variety of clients. He served as Director of New Media at Bumble and bumble, where he shot and directed dozens of marketing, education and documentary films, including several featuring Vidal Sassoon. In addition to Vidal Sassoon The Movie, Craig is currently directing a feature documentary about a moonwalking Apollo astronaut and several short projects.
AWARDS AND FESTIVALS
> Tribeca Film Festival. New York, EEUU, 2010
> Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. EEUU, 2011.
> Memorimage, Festival Internacional de Cine de Reus. Spain, 2011.
> Film and Design Festival. Germany, 2011.