“The Light Within” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Teaser Directed by Adam Shamash.
Filmed and Directed by: Adam Shamash
Orignal Score & Sound Design: Studio 32 Music
Song: “Qasida Burdah” performed by the Pearls of Islam
Narrator: Sukina Pilgrim
Producer: Tariq Chow
Production Manager: Isa Sulaiman
Production Manager (Morocco): Said Andem
Extras: Jack Cannon; Najmo Abdille; Yeo Han Kim
Cinematography: Jeff Celis; Adam Shamash
Visual Effects: The Play Studio
Title Design: Ruh Al-Alam
Colourist: Milo Cosemans
Executive Producer: Fadel Soliman
A short excerpt from the short film ‘The Light Within.’
“Amidst a climate of fear and global conflict, a young woman searches for the light of hope within.”
“The Pearl Of Arabia” is a Cinematic Travel Short Film In Oman Directed By Enrique Pacheco.
Filmed and Directed by: Enrique Pacheco
Music by: Marcus Bressler
Edited by: Alejandra Garcia
Colorist: Luis Ochoa
VFX by: Tono Guerrero
Graphic Design by: Gloria Caballero
“Oman is a place as surprising as unfamiliar. When the traveler explores its diverse landscape, formed by deserts, mountains, oasis and virgin beaches, he realizes why this country was known as the Pearl of Arabia.
But one thing, that really stands out above all in Oman, is the kindness and closeness of its people and the authenticity of their culture.”
“The Visit” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In The United Arab Emirates By Beno Saradzic.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Beno Sardzic
Music by: Hans Zimmer (“Cornfield Chase” from Interstellar Sountrack)
” ‘The Visit’ is a short time lapse film, featuring the arrival of the fabled UAE fog in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on various occasions between 2013 and 2014.
There are many wonderful subjects one can photograph or film in the UAE. Some of the most spectacular structures and sand deserts on this planet are here. But every cityscape, landscape, architecture or travel photographer in the UAE or from abroad will tell you that one thing they’d like to shoot more than anything else in the UAE is the ‘rolling fog’. This natural phenomenon appears all over the world but mainly in nature and in mountainous regions. In the UAE though, the fog turns cities into scenes from Sci-Fi films. Its arrival is highly unpredictable and while there are methods of forecasting it, they are hardly reliable and can never be fully trusted. That’s why many experienced UAE photographers keep track of the humidity and temperature which under certain conditions, leads to the formation of fog. The rest of the time goes into scouring for rooftops and spending many sleepless nights waiting for the ‘magic’ to happen. It’s hard work, as you can imagine.
The fog appears out of nowhere. It usually forms in the desert and just before dawn, it falls onto the land like a thick cotton blanket. Like a ghost army, it swallows the cities, leaving only the tallest of skyscrapers above the fog’s horizon…and that’s the reward all photographers are waiting for. It’s such a fascinating sight to observe the fog move between and around the buildings, like an intelligent organism of some sort. It’s a haunting and utterly fascinating sight.”
“Sheikh Zayed Book Awards” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film By Moe Najati And Harvey Glen.
Directed by: Moe Najati
Director of Photography: Harvey Glen
Original Music Score by: Matt Faddy
Production Company: Alchemy Films
Creative Agency: HQ Creative.
Produced by: Jordan Knight
Art Director: Charbel Naimeh
VFX Supervisor: George Manolopouls
3D Artists: Hashem Pal / Ghassan Naji
Post Production: Alchemy Films
Editor: Hanoz Navdar / Juan Cernadas
Colorist: Nick Davidson
Sound Mix & Sound Design: BKP Studio
“The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the Middle East. “Enlightenment” is the latest edition’s theme. The opening film was crafted to capture the spirit and theme of the awards, and emphasize these nice moments between a father and his son in a very magical set up, where the son has all the space and freedom he needs to imagine and visualize the fantasy told by his father’s stories.”
“The Voyage” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque In Abu Dhabi Directed by Beno Saradzic.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Beno Saradzic
Camera Assistants: Sandeep Nair and Yousaf Shamsuddin
Music by: A. Taylor (“A Late Night’s Wandering”)
“‘THE VOYAGE’ started out as a collage of disjointed time lapse sequences, shot over several months in early 2015. I was teaching myself new ways to move the camera, using existing and newly developed motion control systems. Once I had enough material on my drives, I decided to create a short film. I’m always aiming to create a more immersive, intimate way of experiencing the scene as it unfolds in front of the camera’s lens. Instead of entertaining the viewer with high-impact, dynamic and highly stylized scene transitions, I prefer a calmer, linear approach to visual storytelling. I’m a great fan of David Lean’s and Stanley Kubrick’s films. The works of these two filmmakers have had a profound influence on my appreciation of film. I was particularly fascinated with the precision of composition and framing of each scene in all the movies they ever made. I admired the way they crafted and shaped the light, like classic painters on canvas. Both filmmakers were known for their patience and waited for the moment to happen spontaneously, and then they would let it linger and play out on the screen. Their philosophy, where nothing is rushed, translates so well into time lapse filmmaking.
‘THE VOYAGE’ is infused with a re-discovered appreciation for my filmmaking idols, my love for architecture and time lapse cinematography. ‘THE VOYAGE’ represents my coming of age as a filmmaker with a profound passion for the craft.”
“Jordan From the Air” is a Cinematic Aerial Short Film Directed By Scott Sporleder and Ross Borden.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Scott Sporleder and Ross Borden
Music and Song by: Biz so Busy (“Mirage”)
“Jordan is a land enshrouded in mystery. Serving as a crossroads of humanity for thousands of years has left the country with a cultural diversity unmatched by few. Come along with Matador as we explore this beautiful land from an angle never before seen, an aerial delight captured using the latest in drone technology. From the ancient ruins of Petra to the mind-blowing rock formations of Wadi Rum, Jordan is a place that will continue to amaze you.”
“UAE Summer” is a cinematic time-lapse short film in United Arab Emirates with original music score by Ryan Scully directed by Lewis de Mesa.
Filmed and Directed by: Lewis de Mesa
Original Music Composed by: Ryan Scully
“This is a compilation of my time lapse work from the summer (April-August) of 2012-2013. A tough time to shoot outdoors in the UAE as the weather is mostly hazy, some occasional sandstorm, temperatures can reach up to 50° C during the day time with a dreadful humidity of 80-90% range. So best time to shoot (without collapsing) is sunset and at night.
In the Milky way part, I travelled more than 200 miles to Abu Dhabi and another 100 miles to the highest peak in the UAE at Ras Al Khaimah. The rest is is shot in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah.”
“Jerusalem” is a cinematic narrated short film trailer presented by National Geographic. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Written and Directed by: Daniel Ferguson
Written by: Sheila Curran
Music by: Michael Brook
Cinematography: Reed Smoot
Filmed for the first time in 3D and for the giant screen, JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world’s most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home.
Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city’s holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make JERUSALEM a unique and stunning cinematic experience.
“Zain – Breath” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Narrated by Omar Sharif Directed by Matthias Zentner.
Filmed and Directed by: Matthias Zentner
Produced by: Saatchi & Saatchi
Narrated by: Omar Sharif
“The impressive and symbolic images stand for the different perception of life. It is a sensitive approach between the copy and visual perspectives. Zain is today one of the top ten global mobile telecommunications companies with main markets in the Middle East and Africa.”