Check Out Gregg Araki’s “Here Now” for KENZO

Gregg Araki's "Here Now" for KENZO

And on the branded content front we’ve got a new short film from director Gregg Araki for the KENZO brand. The 6 minute movie features some familiar faces and the fashion labels’ Fall/Winter 2015 collection.

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Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have tapped American independent filmmaker Gregg Araki, one of the leading lights of the New Queer Cinema movement, to write and direct the original short film (shown below) featuring the brand’s fall collections for men and women.

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above: Director Gregg Araki’s film Kaboom was the first ever winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm awarded in 2010.

“Here Now” features a cast of young actors including “Glee” alum Jacob Artist, “Suburgatory” star Jane Levy, Grace Victoria Cox, Jake Weary and Canadian actor and singer Avan Jogia. The film also stars Nicole Laliberte, who appeared in Araki’s 2010 film “Kaboom.”

Gregg Araki’s “Here Now” for KENZO