Concept Video… AUSSIE

This concept piece is inspired by the aesthetics seen in Western Sydney Suburbia featuring François Sagat as a third generation Middle Eastern man / woman.

The piece explores the conflicting coexistence of elements in society; modern vs. traditional, men vs. women, Middle East vs. White Australia. Remarkably though, all these elements constitute the fabric of Australian multiculturalism.

Despite the initial boundaries, may they be visual, cultural, sub-cultural, religious, ethnic, gender or sexual, our common goals and aspirations unite us despite the individual fears and stereotypes we have about the other.

In this piece François Sagat reflects on the battle of masculinity vs. femininity, traditional vs. modern society and how this transition from traditional to modern created a whole sub-culture which has (unfortunately) become a victim of discrimination by both traditional and modern sides.
This piece is not a reflection on Islam, or Muslim people in Australia. On the contrary, it is an abstract work of art interpreting battles of identity that today’s youth are fighting whilst in the process of determining who they are.

As a society it is our responsibility to accept each other, and not live by the prejudices and stereotypes of our forebears, but see beyond the veils and smoke.
We must open our eyes and see the humanity in every person we encounter and learn to accept them wholly, seeing the way they are as integral and vital in our journey together – the one that that we call life.

Elvis Di Fazio & Ron Wan
François Sagat (Mother/Son)
Richard Kavanagh (Hair)
Pauly Bonomelli (Burka)
Ttyl8er (Music)
First apperance at TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre part of Disconnect Fashion Film Festival 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Thank You, The Collections and Disconnect Fashion Film Festival / Toronto International Film Festival.

Jean Paul Gaultier for TÊTU… Marriage For All

Jean-Paul Gaultier
here is the New Issue of the french magazine TÊTU “special collector”
French couturier JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER is the ART DIRECTOR for the march ” FASHION ISSUE” …. and ALI MAHDAVI is the editorial photographer and the shooting takes place in the famous “FOLIES BERGERES” spectacle room in PARIS…
The “Mise en scène” takes place around the thematic  ” MARIAGE / WEDDING for ALL” ( ” Mariage pour tous ” )
I am one of the 2 centaurs ..
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CAMERA : Mystic Video

Film director YEVGENIY TIMOKHIN soon is releasing the new video of Ukrainian Singer/classical dancer Veronika.

The music video called ” CAMERA : Mystic Video “, and Veronika invited me to play a major part in that video … here is the teaser :

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Tribal Rhythm, Baby

THE TRIBAL RHYTHM BABY … from sagat on Vimeo.

SAGAT THE DOCUMENTARY – “THE PROJECTIONS BONUS” – Produced by Brenda & Lucy – Video by Pascal Roche – TLA Videos –
Music D-Unity – Tribal Rhythm

Pink Club Sandwich.

I have posted about this club and event before.

Here are some more pictures. I love working with these people and SlickItUp does clothes that I really like a lot.

There are many more posted pictures after the jump.

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Postcards from the Road…

They keep me very busy here …I had the time to go to the beach yesterday at Copacabana & Ipanema with my french friend Vincent  (I m staying at “Leblon” and “Ipanema” the first day …) my hotel (Marina Palace)is very nice, can see the beach from the window…(but I’m so jetlagged from NewYork ) so I tried to take few pictures in Ipanema …on the beach will try to take more for the party tonight at “TheWeek.”
I have another screening tomorrow , and then flying back to paris , such a short trip !!!
xoxo
francois
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François Sagat: From Gay Porn to Auteur Cinema

In the Huffington Post Maxime Donzel writes about TitanMen exclusive Francois Sagat:

With the release of Man At Bath in France this fall, François Sagat will break new grounds as he crosses a difficult frontier between pornography and cinema. The French porn actor, who started his career filming pornographic videos with the french studio Citébeur (under the pseudonym Azzedine), was the picture perfect fantasy of a beefed up suburban young man. His now trademark head tatoo gave him an immediately recognizable figure amidst an industry that tends to produce clones. While his porn career strived internationally, with an exclusive contract with Titan Media, Sagat was striking the imagination of art photographers, fashion designers (such as Bernhard Willhelm) and graphic artists, who liked for example to show his buttocks as a cake missing a slice. Sagat is actually no stranger to the fashion industry, where he started his professional life, and he explores his own creativity in a blog, a collection of self-made personal video oddities including him acting as a kitten, or brushing his teeth while singing a Britney Spears song. He eventually became a muse for a post-porn queer world, with his casting in L.A Zombie, Bruce La Bruce’s sci-fi porn, which was recently censored in Australia (probably a blessing in disguise).

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