The Sasha Grey-Richard Phillips film portrait is a mini-movie that serves as a moving metaphor for the development and evolution of Grey's burgeoning film career.

The Sasha Grey-Richard Phillips collaboration features the 23-year-old former adult film star in constant motion as she travels around the luxurious John Lautner Chemosphere House just off the ritzy Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, California. The house and video showcase a domineering view of the San Fernando Valley, where, ironically, most of the work in Grey's former career was shot. Grey displays a natural elegance and fearless confidence that makes it obvious to see why she is making the transition from the adult film world to mainstream Hollywood with relative ease.

"For my film portrait of Sasha Grey, I wanted to focus on her expressive and psychological transformation into a cinematic actor," said Richard Phillips. "Separated from the cues that have associated Sasha with her previous career as a performance artist working within the adult film world."

The Sasha Grey-Richard Phillips short film was shot for as a part of a series Phillips is producing for the Garage Center of Contemporary Culture in Venice, Italy, from June 1st-June 5th, 2011.