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Vidal Sassoon The Movie

Encounters

World Premiere

USA | 90 MINUTES | English |

VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE

Documentary

Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser—he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who "changed the world with a pair of scissors." With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdos he pioneered in the 1960s and his "wash and wear" philosophy that liberated generations of women from the tyranny of the salon, Sassoon revolutionized the art of hairstyling and left an indelible mark on popular culture. This fun, fast-paced documentary traces with visual gusto the life of a self-made man whose passion and perseverance took him from a Jewish orphanage in London to the absolute pinnacle of his craft.

First-time director Craig Teper's reaction to Sassoon's rag-to-riches tale is obviously a euphoric one, resulting in a stylish film that makes appropriate use of Sassoon's wide-ranging influences: Images of hairstyles glide at us, sculpted around animated rulers, protractors, and compasses, folded in with photos of the mod midcentury architecture of Mies van der Rohe and Frank Llyod Wright. Teper swerves from black and white to color, vintage footage to modern-day conversations with family and colleagues and, of course, plenty of heartfelt reminiscences with the charismatic, 81-year-old master himself.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Craig Teper and Craig Teper

Craig Teper produced dozens of short videos in high school, which lead him to study filmmaking at New York's School of Visual Arts. He has held nearly every possible crew position on features, commercials, and other productions (with the ironic exception of hairdresser). Vidal Sassoon The Movie is his first feature.
Director
Craig Teper
Art Director
Steve Hiett
Screenwriter
Craig Teper
Director of Photography
Saul Gittens
Primary Cast
Vidal Sassoon, Michael Gordon, Mary Quant, Ronnie Sassoon
Producer
Michael Gordon, Jackie Gilbert Bauer
Executive Producer
Jim Czarnecki

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Tom Piechura
42 West
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212 277 7552
tom.piechura@42west.net
Producer
Jim Czarnecki
Maximum Entertainment
New York, NY 10009
Phone: (917) 859-2832
jim.czarnecki@maxentfilms.com
Sales Contact
Victoria Cook
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
victoria@cineticmedia.com
Print Origin
Bridget Carroll
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212 520 3150
bridget.carroll@primefocusworld.com
Producer
Michael Gordon
isla rose Ltd
Sagaponack, NY 11962
Phone: 917 499 3333
mg@isleofroses.com
Producer
Jackie Gilbert Bauer
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 917 365 2185
jg@isleofroses.com
Press Contact
Jordan Van Brink
42 West
New York City, NYPhone: 212.413.0807
jordan.vanbrink@42west.net