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"Vasilisa Forbes is a film-maker/video-director and fashion photographer who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and thought-provoking, her focus on female sexuality in the insidious world of advertising is eye-opening to say the least." by Jade French, Creativepool I'm driven by challenging the status quo and creating videos with a sense of strong passion, story-telling and powerful visual imagery that goes beyond conventional visual imagery. I create videos that show something more than just the story, but a underlying message, a visual tale and a visual journey, with an ambitiously artistic point-of-view and layered story-telling style. I want to create videos that go beyond the norm, and empower, shock, excite and engage the viewer. My favourite contemporary directors are Romain Gavras and Canada - they perfectly combine the use of artistic, considered visual imagery with highly engaging, shocking and powerful storytelling with the most unusual twists. People come to me because of my powerful vision, my ability to multi-task and drive a video from start to finish. I self-produce and manage my own post-production, so I can create fantastic content with a really limited team, which is always a bonus and means the work gets done quicker. #WAXCHICK became a billboard story across various global cities; NYC, London, Tel Aviv, St Petersburg. She has been a contributing photographer to various magazines like Dazed, I-D, Vice and Super Super and has been exhibited and held/supported by collections like Saatchi, Art Contemporian in Paris, Barbican, Baltic, Art Naked, Thank You Editions. Awards: Sony WPO (World Photography Awards) Commended Photographer 2011 Shortlisted Photographer 2012 Bar-Tur Award Shortlisted Photographer 2011 Debut Contemporary Artist Awards Shortlisted 2012 Aesthetica Arts Prize Listed 2013 view Shorts on Tap - Womens Film Winner 2015 Screenings 2015: Wax Film - London Short Film Festival 2016: ICA, Hackney Picturehouse ICA - Fashion Film Identity Panel discussion In House Festival Shorts On Tap - Winner Library London Wax Live Kobini Digital Premiere 6 Countries Karst Artist Screenings Deptford Theatre Women in Revolt Parallell Viena - Electronic Relations Magazine Covers: Hungry Eye Magazine 2015 - Issue 2, Vol 3. vasilisa.tv vasilisaforbes.co.uk firstfilms.co.uk
Creative Direction on Campaigns, OOH Campaigns, advertising brands and independent advertising clients. Overseeing production, creative design, creation on content. Visual design and edit. Full use of Adobe Creative Suite to accomplish. Director of video content, commercial content and music video promos.
Creating commercial video content, music video promos, in-charge of production.
Contributor to high-end publications: I-D Vice Dazed Vogue Fashion, Ecommerce and commercial photography as well as editorial practice and OOH campaign photography.
Visual Creative exercising full usage of Creative Suite (Adobe) and generating visual content, ecommerce content, web content and web design, digital design and 2D print design.
Female Director Winner
Sony World Photography Org, Shortlisted
Sony World Photo Org. Commended
Shorlisted Photographers Award