David O. Russell Teams With Prada for Short Film (Exclusive)

David O. Russell

David O. Russell was photographed by Austin Hargrave on Jan. 30 at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake.

'Past Forward' will debut in November, and fragments of the film will be used in a multi-screen film installation as part of the women's spring/summer '17 collection in Milan.

David O. Russell has found his next project, and it's a fashionable one.

The Joy and American Hustle director has created a special multi-screen film installation for Prada, which will launch in conjunction with the debut of the women's spring/summer '17 collection in Milan on Sept. 22.

The presentation will feature fragments of Past Forward, a short film collaboration between Russell and designer Miuccia Prada.

Past Forward is described as a surreal dreamscape with an eclectic cast replaying scenes in shifting combinations. The black-and-white short film is designed for display in multiple environments: museum installation, cinema, social media, and online.

The full film will premiere in Los Angeles in November and will then be available on Prada.com.

The project is Russell's first notable project with a designer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for best director for American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter as well as best writing for original screenplay for American Hustle and adapted screenplay for Silver Linings Playbook  He's repped by CAA.