The work of Jasmin Tarasin is inspired by finding the beauty in reality. Jasmin’s ability to find intimacy and honesty in her work has been a integral part of her success as a director. She works in the realm of documentary, film, advertising and video installation. Her honest and unaffected approach has brought attention to her work worldwide.
Her directorial debut, a four part television documentary series on the artistic process of fashion designers in Australia, The Closet Tales of Australian Fashion. The Age describes her work on the documentary, “(as) a tapestry of beautiful imagery.. and therein lies the appeal.”
She then went on to work internationally as a commercials and music video director working with clients that include Commonwealth Bank, Foxtel, Pantene, Dove and many more. Most recently she was listed in the Top 5 commercial directors worldwide on Ad Forum for work with Westfield. Grey’s Worldwide Creative Director, Jeff Orr commented on Jasmin’s particular ability to “combine.. powerful visual storytelling with the complex demands of brand communications.
She also enjoyed making award winning music videos for artists including Peaches, Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), Laura Jean, Angie Hart, Augie March and many more.
This year she launched a VR video installation work at Sydney Festival entitled Ghost Train. In collaboration with musician and visual artist Jonnine Standish (HTRK).Ghost Train was listed as one of the Top picks at the festival and will commence a tour nationally.
Previously,Jasmin launched a video art installation work that premiered as part of the Sydney Arts Festival entitled ‘Live’ which featured musical acts including Jarvis Cocker, Warren Ellis, Juliette Lewis, Martha and Rufus Wainwright and many more. As described in The Vine, ”Live succeeds on every level to give an unbridled glimpse into the complex and intriguing art of self expression. This is a really fresh idea executed to perfection.”
She also directed a one hour documentary for ABC1 entitled Utopia Girls, the history of women’s rights in Australia. Featuring performances by Barry Otto, David Fields, Alexandra Schepisi, Tom Budge and many more.
The age describes the work as “brilliantly told in this thoughtful film … the use of actors in historical reenactment is most effective in conveying the extraordinary times in which these little known men and woman revolutionized their society “ Jasmin received a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 2nd AACTA awards.
Jasmin is now developing a feature film based on the story of the most wanted woman in Australia in 1913, Jessie Hickman, a female bushranger. An adaptation of the novel, The Burial by Courtney Collins. She has development assistance from Screen Australia and Film Victoria.
Jasmin also tries to reach Motherhood bliss on a daily basis with her two children , Florence and Sonny.