Monday, January 31, 2011


I met Ben from L.A. Models yesterday and i thought he had an amazing profile. We took this pictures with the sun light coming from the window. he looked like an antique roman coin. We laughed.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Here is a film that I really enjoyed directing.
We did the casting and shot in London, starring the amazing Sylvia Mann with Tom Lander and Jake Cooper.
I worked on the concept with Lara Jensen. We worked on the idea of a finding closure after a loss. It is a methaphor of love and friendship.
It was a very cold day but the spirit of the team was so energetic and we all had an amazing time.
The guys were friends but met Sylvia the day of the shoot and the connection they played on the scenes was really amazing.
We were not allowed to have heavy equipment for the falling leaves so i had everyone throw the leaves in different directions. It was like playing snowballs in fall.
For the music, i collaborated with George Stephan. I think music has a very important role in films with no dialogue. And i love his work, it really connects well with the narrative of the film.
Thanks to everyone who made it possible!

Film by Bell Soto
Fashion stylist : Kenny Ho
Camera assistant : Yohanna Akladious
Models Tom Lander, Sylvia Mann, Jake Copper @ Select
Hair : Takashi Sano@ phamous artists
make up andriani vasiliou @ phamous artists
Stylist assistant : Marianna Mullings
Original Soundtrack Composed and produced by George Shtefan
Clothing Nicole Farhi
Headwear design Lara Jensen
Special thanks to Dounia Benjelloui and Paul Hodgson at select, Emily Organ at Clicks and Contacts,

Friday, January 28, 2011


I met Marty Westmore at Nous Models in LA , we shot some images and he reminded me of classic sculptures with some raw emotion.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Charlie Scheerer

I met Charlie Scheerer in LA and we shot short film this week. I am so happy with the story. Here are some images from the shoot. Special thanks to David Todd at Nous models.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I shot this film originally as a fashion story but i had a cinematic idea and then i created the narrative with individual frames. I love Cinthia Dicker, just a wonderful model. The music is by Argentinean composer Hernan Marnadino.

Directed by Bell Soto.
Editor Peter Hastorf
Art Direction : Gabriel Pena
Music Hernan Marnadino
Lighting Thomas Deal
Fashion editor David Widjaja
Make up Renato Almeida
Hair Miki Mori
Models Cintia Dicker @ Marilyn
Bobby Warden DNA
Joe Mac Millan Ford
Corne Ford
Frank Brown
Shaun Doyle Q newyork
No-Name Productions New York

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Roof

I shot this motion film a while ago, just before i started to experiment with film. I just wanted to bring it back since i am working on some more personal pieces now and experimenting with animations and moving image that will show very soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stills from my new film Autumn

I am very excited about my new fashion film shot in London with Tom Lander, Sylvia Mann and Jake Cooper. Here are some stills from the shoot. I will post the whole movie soon

FILM REEL by Bell Soto

To start 2011, we put together clips of my latest films for V magazine, V man together for my new film reel.
The music is by a genious composer George Shtefan.