SHAUNS, A California-based, eyewear brand featuring products made in Italy, held a sneak-peak of its new collection and featured a premiere of the new fashion film SPECTRAL directed by Jenna Elizabeth and produced exclusively for VFILES at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

The event was attended by media, industry movers and shaker and fans for the brand including the star of the film, Chanel Iman, actress,  Cameron Richardson, Albert Hammond of the Strokes, Producer Andre Corkin, and actor, Brady Corbett.

CEO and Founder, Shaun Paterson has generously proclaimed that for every pair of SHAUNS’ eyewear sold, another pair is donated to someone who is visually impaired and cannot afford to purchase their own.

Chanel Iman in a scene from SPECTRAL

Model and actress, Chanel Iman in a scene from SPECTRAL

 Elizabeth says her film takes the viewer on a journey through the subconscious of a patient undergoing an eye-exam (patient being Chanel).  Elizabeth’s perspective on the film was that it, “explored the idea of an individual’s relationship with their sight, and the paralyzing fear with which we are faced when confronted with the idea of losing it.”

Original music for the movie was written by BOOTS (Roc Nation’s newest addition) and produced by David Kahne who has worked with Paul McCartney, The Strokes, and New Order.

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