A young French filmmaker is devoured by envy, lust and narcissism while working at New York Fashion Week. “Wisdom 2:24,” a dark vision directed by William DeSena, is a fast-paced sequence of glamorous images, straddling the line between alluring and repellant, over a voiceover that spans general cynicism into downright misogyny. Gaetan has just arrived in New York City to work Fashion Week as a camera operator. He’s quickly thrown into the world of high fashion fantasy, beautiful everything, seductive everything. At first, he feels out of place, but soon that turns into revulsion. “This place isn’t made for men, it’s made for self-proclaimed gods.” His choice, as he sees it, is either continue to live where he doesn’t belong, or enter the dark side himself. DeSena’s film is notable for the way it integrates behind-the-scenes footage of actual Fashion Week into a decidedly non-commercial package, a pitch black descent. [Watch on YouTube]. (5 minutes). Written and directed by William DeSena. Producer: Tyler Ben-Amotz. Production Company: TBA Films & Matte Films. Executive Producer: Brett Kincaid. Director of Photography: Mack Fisher. 1st AC: Helen Cassell. Editor / Sound: Gianluigi Carella. Colorist: Kath Raisch. Post Supervisor: Manny Munoz.
For more on the film, read our interview with director William DeSena HERE, where he discusses how it began, how his team captured the chaotic world of Fashion Week, and going to the dark side. [NoBudge Members Only - Become one here].