Sundance Channel will debut the second installment of Chiara Clemente's short film series "Beginnings" on March 13th at 8:00PM ET/PT on-air and on www.sundancechannel.com. "Beginnings" celebrates five creative individuals based in Paris and explores their early inspirations. The subjects are: actress/musician Charlotte Gainsbourg, shoe designer Christian Louboutin, perfume editor Frederic Malle, film director and cartoonist Marjane Satrapi, and Bookseller of Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Whitman. In fall 2010, Sundance Channel aired seven episodes of "Beginnings" about creative icons in New York, including Chef Dan Barber, choreographer Carmen De Lavallade, fashion designer Carolina Herrera, artist Yoko Ono, photographer Mario Sorrenti, artist Mickalene Thomas, and designer Massimo Vignelli.
Each short film in "Beginnings" delves into early memories. Objects and ephemera such as a photograph, a piece of music or a childhood trip reveal both the inner workings of the creative process and the impact of each person's experience on their art. The dynamic films include interviews, music and archival footage. "Beginnings" is directed by Chiara Clemente and produced by Tanya Selvaratnam for Di San Luca Films.
Sarah Barnett, EVP and General Manager of Sundance Channel, commented, "For the second season of 'Beginnings,' Chiara continues to paint a beautiful and engaging portrait of iconic artists who have made an incredible contribution to our culture by living their true lives."