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Russian Bells - Mental Diaries ACT 1

“Mental Diary” it’s a music video trilogy divided in three acts.

The first act, speaks of humanity’s fascination with overcoming pain and fear. Based on the premise that “our words have brought us this far. Only our actions will take us further,” Its shot in gabber-style techno which is very fashionable again. The ’90s are back!

  • Ana Ibanez Lario
  • Ana Ibanez Lario
  • Seeking the velvet
  • Andrea Girimia
    Key Cast
  • Kátio Sanca
    Key Cast
  • Guille
    Key Cast
  • Lohan Dakota
    Key Cast
    "@lohandakota "
  • Chantel
    Key Cast
    " @chanfyx "
  • Nico
    Key Cast
    "@faacil2000 "
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Sony 7fs
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Director Biography - Ana Ibanez Lario

Ana Lario is a Spanish born, London-based fashion and beauty film director. She tells carefully crafted stories, with a unique perspective and aesthetic. Ana is constantly exploring new ways to innovate and push her craft to new boundaries with provocative imagery, retro styles and bold colours.

Before starting her film career, Ana worked as a creative, art director, editor and motion designer. This background has given her a distinctive set of skills, perspective and work-flow when making films.

Ana has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the most renowned agencies in London and Barcelona. Her work spans TVC’s, mood film, fashion films, music videos, pitch and reels. Ana has edited almost all her film work.

While she has experimented in various styles and industries, her passion and talent always gravitated towards luxury, fashion and beauty clients.

Rimmel, Burberry, Pantene with Ellie Goulding and Chiara Ferragni, L’Oreal, Furla, Adidas, Mac Cosmetics, Lacoste, Chanel, Versace, Nike, Pandora and Massimo Dutti among others.

Ana's role included Creative Direction, Storyboarding, Treatments, Directing, Post-production and Editing.

Grey London, Adam & Eve, Ogilvy, Lucky Generals, Hi-Res! London, Copa 90, JWT, Droga 5, RGA, Seen Display, McCann, Cult London, You & Mr John and many more leading London agencies.

Awards and Screenings at International Film Festivals
World Wide Short Film Festive (Toronto)

Concan Festival (Japan)

OneDotZero (Barcelona)

Artfutura (Barcelona)

Festival Medina del Campo (Madrid)

REC (Barcelona)

Festival de Cine de Zaragoza

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Director Statement

My name is Ana Lario. I am a Film Director with more than 14 years experience specialising in beauty, fashion and luxury clients.

My passion is shooting music videos where I can push my boundaries and explorer other visual aesthetics.

Cora Novoa and I meet in Cafe Otto in London in January 2018, after listing to her playing we disgust the idea of making her a music video for her project Mental Diary.

This is the first ACT of three music video that all together are a long film but also work as individual clips

I’m involved in every step of the process, including proposing creative concepts, storyboards, treatments, directing shoots and overseeing post-producing and editing.