Merass Sadek - Productions & Collabos

  1. A young boy releases a cloud into a church and it builds to a storm. Elwood’s Ark traces the journey of the water we drink, back 13.8 billion years through time and space to the beginnings of the Universe, challenging our perceptions of religion and redemption.

    Water is something that everyone can relate to. Yet we rarely think about where it comes from, and how far its ancient molecular cocktail has travelled, to be here with us in this small moment - or how it will exist long after we're gone. For Elwood's Ark, we wanted to create a short film that would approach the subject of water’s journey, and our fragile relationship with it, putting into perspective human existence in the vastness of time and space.

    The towering brick arches and Noah's Ark-like appearance of St Bartholomew's church seemed a fitting setting for this story. It is an ever-present feature of our daily lives at Tilt - a vast solitary relic from a flattened Victorian neighbourhood that is now the heart of Brighton's blooming digital community. The huge interior – the largest nave in England - offered an amazing opportunity in which to grow a digital lightening storm, released from the hands of a child.

    The film is shot on in 6k RED cinema to obtain film industry standard image quality at high frame rates (for slow motion). We played with FumeFX and Elementacular for Maya to produce realistic evolving 3d rain clouds, used Optical Flares in AfterEffects to give it an epic anamorphic look, and graded the footage with DaVinci Resolve.

    Selected by Film Shortage as the winner of their daily shorts competition.
    filmshortage.com/dailyshortpicks/elwoods-ark/

    Selected by Reel Thirteen as the winner of their weekly short film competition.
    thirteen.org/reel13/shorts/elwoods-ark/

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  2. We have just created a music video for Submotion Orchestra’s latest EP by Counter Records / Ninja Tune. The band wanted a video that would provide the perfect backdrop to their highly atmospheric music, which is at once delicate and heavy, spacious and dense, highly atmospheric but firmly rooted.

    Working in collaboration with Skewed Corp, Tilt eschewed any CGI trickery to develop a series of ‘liquid artworks’ to reflect the kaleidoscope of electronic bass music, Ruby Wood’s entrancing vocals and the celestial effects of producer Ruckspin. Mixing inks in water, and using different surface tension, gave a colourful flow and movement that complements the music perfectly.

    Full link: youtube.com/watch?v=KOkcIc7TE9Q

    Buy 'III' -
    Ninjashop: found.ee/III
    iTunes: found.ee/III-it
    Bandcamp: found.ee/III-bc

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  3. Say what you mean before the moment passes. Filmed in an hour on Brighton Beach. An excerpt of a short featuring Grace Chadwick and Sebastian Sacco.

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  4. In April 2013 while travelling through Nepal we came across Abbas Bayram, a Lebanese clown, who incidentally lived two streets away from us in Beirut.

    Even miles away from home he couldn't help but try to make people smile. We filmed him and weren't sure what to do with the footage until this week.

    Since the moment we heard about the earthquake we have felt the need to do SOMETHING for people who have so little and yet deserve so much. This is a small tribute to the beauty and generosity of the people of Nepal.

    Please donate anything that you can to support UNICEF's Nepal Earthquake Appeal:

    justgiving.com/LonelyWheelNepal/

    Thank you

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  5. Song and video was a collaborative effort between all parties involved as part of the International Hip Hop Academy in Beirut, Lebanon sponsored by The Lo Frequency. Hip hop is a culture that has become a global phenomenon. No matter where we go, no matter what culture we encounter, we find commonality with those who share in these common traditions.

    Video Directed by Merass Sadek

    The Lo Frequency
    Chen Lo-MC
    Shannon Grier-Vocals
    Ken White-Drums
    Hakhi Alakhun- Guitar
    Baassik-Bass
    DJ Scandales-DJ/Producer

    Featuring:
    Malikah
    Edd & Chyno of FareeQ El Atrash
    MC ZeineDin
    Ram 6

    Additional Instrumentation:
    Aram Papazian-percussion
    Mohamad Assaf-Nay
    Dia-violin

    Recorded at:
    Forward Music-music
    Sami Gabriel-vocals

    Mixing/Mastering:
    Grade A Studios

    Executive Producer:
    The Lo Frequency

    Produced by:
    Merass Sadek

    Production Assistants:
    Nada Addoum
    Farah Pucca Makarem
    Hisham Youness
    Fatima Quraishi

    Director of Photography:
    Merass Sadek

    Camera Assistant:
    Maude Girard

    Equipment:
    Media Square

    Assistant Editor:
    Leah Magoye

    Lettering by:

    Special Thanks to:
    Forward Music
    Sami Gabriel
    Mr. John I Nasr

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