Great talk by #SophiaSatchellBaeza at #Wotever DIY Film Festival and a nice networking session 😎🎥🎬 (at The Cinema Museum)
🌟 Spotted at @berlinfashfilm #BerlinFashionFilmFestival2014 Awards Ceremony (Best Emerging Artist Nominee) with editor of #ItMelts @victortomi_ #BfFF2014 Photo by Robert Felgentreu 📷💥
Víctor Tomi, editor of #ItMelts and myself as the director are very proud to have been representing our cast & crew at @berlinfashfilm #bfff2014 as ‘Best Emerging Artist’ nominees. Congrats to all the winners!!! Till next year!! ✌️😜 (at Berlin, Germany)
Words can’t describe how I’ve felt tonight at #OUTshortfilm cast & crew screening at the Odeon cinema 🙏🍀❤️ I’m so happy and grateful! 🎬🎥 (at Odeon, West End, Leicester Square)
👀📷 Preview of my latest fashion editorial with channel 4’s ‘Fabulous Fashionista’ #JeanWoods wearing @lizettedodds Graduate Capsule Collection at @lcflondon_ #lcfba14 (at www.gsuslopez.com)
I’ve been nominated with #ItMelts to ‘BEST EMERGING’ talent award at @berlinfashfilm 2014 😃 Congrats to all the team! 🍀👪🎥 CC @pigeonsandpeacocksmag @lcflondon_ @rossydpalma
At @lcflondon_ #UniversityOfTheArtsLondon 🔝👀🎥👉 http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/people/student-voices/gsus-lopez/
MADRID FASHION FILM FESTIVAL: TRASPASANDO FRONTERAS - Tenmagblog -
Por Carmen Cocina Moda + fotografía: he aquí la alianza más fecunda y exquisita de cuantas sinergias artísticas existen. Y es que pocas disciplinas solapan sus señas de identidad con mayor precisión, desde su carácter eminentemente visual hasta su obsesión por la sublimación estética. Consolidado su idilio, el siguiente paso es, lógicamente, exponenciar las posibilidades …
My short film ‘I’m in (L)’ being screened in Manila (Philippines) as part of ‘Best of Transgender Film Fest’ on tour around the world. Other cities have included San Francisco (USA), New Delhi (India), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
Mi cortometraje ‘I’m in (L)’ ha sido proyectado en Manila (Islas Filipinas) como parte de ‘Lo Mejor de Transgender Film Fest’ en tour alrededor del mundo. Otras ciudades que han acogido dichas proyecciones incluyen San Francisco (EEUU), Nueva Delhi (India), Copenhague (Dinamarca), y Amsterdam (Holanda).
"El pasado Sábado 3 de Mayo Madrid Fashion Film Festival estuvo presente en Runway Cinema Gibraltar, mediante una selección de Fashion Films pertenecientes a MadridFFF Exhibit.
Con los FF de Monica Menez, Sara Zorraquino, Imanol Ruiz De Lara y Diego Hurtado De Mendoza y Gsus Lopez.”
Last Saturday 3rd May, Madrid Fashion Film Festival was present at Runway Cinema Gibraltar through a selection of Fashion Films belonging to their MadridFFF Exhibit.
FF selected included directors’ Monica Menez, Sara Zorraquino, Imanol Ruiz de Lara, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Gsus Lopez.
Read below the Q&A that I did with the organisers of inHouse Film Festival held in a wonderful warehouse in Manor House (North London). On thursday night a small selection of FASHION FILMS including my beloved IT MELTS commissioned by Pigeons & Peacocks magazine, were shown in the big screen and the reaction of the audience couldn’t have been better! Congratulations on this festival and I hope to be present again next year. Thank you again to everyone involved!
“It Melts”, a delirious fashion film directed by Gsus Lopez, will be screened tonight in the Fashion NOW selection curated by inHOUSE. Let’s hear what Gsus has to say about the inspirations behind the film:
Q. What references or inspirations did you have for It Melts?
A. The idea came when I saw a girl on the underground who was eating a crepe that started dripping chocolate on her handbag … she vaguely cleaned it and she didn’t seem to care too much about it. I asked myself: ‘what if that bag was precious because of an emotional attachment or even just the price tag? On the other hand I am very intrigued by our ephemeral existence and how objects – especially fashion – remain here after we are gone, finding themselves new owners. It’s scary but beautiful at the same time. Even though ‘It Melts’ is really product of my imagination; I always find inspiring the films of Xavier Dolan, Pedro Almodóvar and Wong Kar Wai. They are true masters in telling stylish and beautiful stories.
Q. What are most looking forward to about tonight?
A. It is the first festival since I made the film I can attend in which ‘It Melts’ will be screened so I am really looking forward to seeing it in the big screen. I’m also excited to see what other local filmmakers bring to the table and hopefully meet a few of them. The audience’s response is also frightening but fascinating so let’s see how people react and what they think when they see it!
Here are a few snaps I took at the event:
Winner of the Grand Prix ASVOFF Barcelona 2012 for Best Film for Ephemeral Nature, Gsus was recently commissioned to produce ‘It Melts,’ a film to launch Pigeons & Peacocks Issue 6.
I chose to study my BA in Fashion Media at London College of Fashion part time because I was supporting myself financially, so this meant I could continue paying my rent and tuition fees. I worked as a receptionist in a bank for a few months then in an office role for three years.
I was determined to make a change in my life and it gave me hope to know that at the end of the day I could hopefully find a job that was more creative. In my second year I focused on my studies in creative media and my teacher encouraged me to try working with film instead of photography. I worked in an office Monday to Wednesday each week so that from Thursday to Sunday I could concentrate on my university work and be creative.
The ‘It Melts’ video was my third film, but the first one I was paid to create. The LCF magazinePigeons & Peacocks commissioned the film and did open casting for the main role. We had to work hard to get permission to shoot in the locations around London and the result is a collaboration of me and a cinematographer, editor and camera operative. There’s a bit more about my work on my Showtime profile.
I finished the film during my summer break and we’re submitting it to festivals now, such as the Berlin Fashion Film Festival while I’m focusing on my final project, which will be another short film titled ‘Out’. There will be a final group show for the course in June.
The good thing about taking the part time course at London College of Fashion is that every day I was working in a corporate environment I felt I was working towards the days when I could get creative and do the thing that makes me happy. Only time will tell how successful it’s going to be.
My work has now been seen in publications in Italy, Spain, the U.S. and the UK and I’ve now been picked up to work for a Madrid-based creative agency after the course, so I’m excited for the future.
LONDON COLLGE OF FASHION (OFFICIAL).
"Get ready for the greatest fashion event in town, a rare opportunity to see fashion films on the big screen and an opportunity to meet people in the industry. During the night we will feature a number of designers, performers, as well as a live band performance."
inHOUSE Fashion Programme
18.00 - Fashion Night Opens
19.00 - Fashion inHouse! - screenings featuring local filmmakers from the warehouse communities
19.30 - Fashion Documentary Screenings
20.00 - Catwalk Show featuring designers and performers - Sanctus, Delia Fiori and Wandering Wardrobe among others
21.00 - Fashion NOW - screenings of a variety of filmmakers from London, UK and International
22.00 Live Performance - Mark Villarosa (http://markvillarosa.com/)
Curated by Agnes Bataclan
Day pass - £3
Week Pass - £10
Available at www.inhousefilmfestival.com
Nearest station - Manor House (Piccadilly Line), Buses 253, 254, 259, 279
See you there!