World MasterCard Fashion Week – CHECKMATE my latest fashion film for Christopher Bates premiers on the big screens on the runway.

Let me start by saying that I not only had the opportunity to work with one of the greatest upcoming Canadian menswear designers but also a sharp and inspiring creative mind.  I am talking about Christopher Bates, the Toronto based designer, trained in Milan at the legendary Istituto Marangoni. With the recent announcement that Holt Renfrew will carry his next collection, Christopher Bates is well on his way to becoming a icon the industry.  Last week I finished the post production on a short fashion film, titled CHECKMATE that I directed for Christopher Bates with an awesome cast and crew at The Trump International Hotel which was premiered tonight at the World MasterCard Fashion Week on the runway.  The night entailed an outstanding show and fresh designs by Christopher Bates.  The official release of the film and the images from the campaign will be in early 2014 part of Christopher Bates’  SS14 Riviera collection.  Thanks to everyone who attended this amazing show and the debut of the film.

Behind the scenes on the set