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Watch: Snowbird, Sean Baker's Short Film For Kenzo

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Tangerine director Sean Baker premiered his latest project, Snowbird, a short film he made for the French fashion brand Kenzo.

Snowbird stars Australian model and actress Abbey Lee Kershaw (recently seen in Mad Max: Fury Road) as Theo, an etheral blonde beauty living in the squatter community of Slab City, in the California desert. The film also features some of the site's real-life campers, all wearing Kenzo's spring-summer 2016 collection.

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Clocking in at 11 minutes, Snowbird uses the same filming method as Tangerine, which was shot in one day using three iPhones and non-professional actors. "The iPhone is the closest thing you can get to a hidden camera," Baker told i-D. "People don't associate the iPhone with a camera, so it lowers inhibitions, loosens people up, and takes away intimidation, which is so important when you're working with mostly non-professionals as we were for this film. I'd tell them, 'okay, let's go,' and they'd say, 'wait, where are all the cameras?'"

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Commissioned by Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Snowbird kicks of when Theo (Lee) decides to distribute slices of her home-baked birthday cake to the colorful neighbors of Slab City.

Watch the movie, below:

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