The year 2013 is one I will never forget.
In 2013 I was flown all over the world to film the largest music festivals and the best dj's on the planet. I spent weeks in Africa tracking and filming all sorts wildlife from lions, cheetahs and leopards to giraffes and endangered rhinos.I directed music videos for some of my favorites artist and had the opportunity to work with some amazingly talented people including dj's, photographers and other film makers.
In 2013 I spent more time abroad than at home. I learnt how to sleep on flights and in cars as I went from one shoot straight to another. I got to experience for the first time how humbling and exciting it is when a person you don't know, in a country you've never visited, knows your name and tells you they love your work.
I get told all the time that I have the best job in the world. It's true, but so much of what I have achieved is owed to amazing people who believed in my and gave me the opportunities to prove myself. Abraham Joffe for being a mentor to me for the past two years and teaching me much of what I know and Stijn Verlinde & Kevin Gansemans for having faith in me and giving me my break in the European market. I am forever grateful to you and everyone who has encouraged and supported me so far.
It took a while to go through over 50tb of footage and it was hard to select only 2 minutes worth of footage to represent how amazing 2013 was for me but here it is.
This is my passion. I am Wissam.
Filmed and edited by Wissam Abdallah
Tomorrowland footage filmed for Epic Cinema as part of the Official Aftermovie.
Stereosonic footage filmed for 'my name is howdy' as part of the Official Aftermovie
Africa footage filmed for Untitled Film Works
Lana del ray- Young and Beautiful (Kaskade remix)