Bello with Monica Menez (motion)

  • Monica Menez's new fashion film "Bello" is a short, surprising, sexy and strange situational comedy.
    “I love the old Hollywood dance movies and have always wanted to work with dancers. 'Bello' is funny and also a little bit evil – and it is about love,” says Monica in an interview.

    Finding inspiration in music, she uses fashion as a vehicle to tell frivolous stories with absurd ambiguous messages that fascinate with style and saucy details. 

    Accompanying ‘Bello’ is a series of photos that further develop the story, dancing around the bizarre power dynamics within a love triangle. 

    Created for Leica's S Magazine, she shot both film and stills on a Leica SL.

    Our Stuttgart team were delighted to take on the colour grading, retouching and editing of the film, and also applied the finishing touches to the still images

  • Credits:

    Written and directed by Monica Menez

    Production by Ironic View Films
    Cast: Nina De Lianin, Carla Crombie / Uno Models Madrid, Sasha Zaitsev
    Choreography: Sasha Zaitsev
    DOP: Paul Robert Klinar, BVK
    First AC: Makito Kumazawa
    Gaffer: Jan Wittkopp

    Visual Postproduction by Recom FILM
    Editing: Raquel Caro Nunez / Recom FILM
    Colorgrading: Andreas Justus Burz / Recom Stuttgart
    Retouching: Andreas Hummel / Recom Stuttgart
    Sounddesign and Mix by Audio-Video-Disco Sound Solutions
    Photo Assistant: Miriam Nickel
    Title Designer: Stephanie Wiehle
    Storyboard: Sasa Zivkovic

    Post Artist - Stills : Daniel Mattes / Recom Stuttgart
    Post Artist - Stills : Marion Trenkler / Recom Stuttgart

    Make-up and Styling:
    Make up: Suzana Santalab using Paul Mitchell & Rouge Bunny Rouge
    Manicurist: Yulia Zimmermann
    Stylist: Jeanna Krichel

    Fashion Credits:
    Kaviar Gauche, Marina Hoermanseder, Tres Bonjour, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Self-Portrait (MyTheresa), Irene Luft, Hugo Boss, Aldo Brue

    Song Credits:
    Bello Cyril Giroux / Alessandro Gambassi Campbell E Browning / Pablo Love
    Don't Stop Little Violet / Bob Bradley

    Special Thanks to:
    Leica S Magazine
    Edyta Pokrywka LFI Photographie GmbH
    Frank Lohstöter LFI Photographie GmbH
    Shot on Leica SL with Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 Asph. and Leica Summicron-C / CW SONDEROPTIC