COLUMNS - WHY US // GLAM GURU FILMS

 

BARCLAYS - BARCLAYS VALUES 'BENDE' // TILT

Directed by Merass Sadek
Filmed & edited by Merass Sadek

We cut through corporate jargon by meeting real people on the ground and allowing them to tell their stories. The piece is filmed in South Africa.

CFA - 'A DAY IN NYC' // THIS_CITY AGENCY

Directed by Merass Sadek
Filmed & edited by Merass Sadek

A day in the life of Tommy, who visits NYC for the first time due to CFA. 



CLIFFORD CHANCE - 'HOKSTAD' // THIS_CITY AGENCY

Directed by Merass Sadek
Filmed & edited by Merass Sadek

 

BARCLAYS - BARCLAYS VALUES 'HARISH' // TILT

Directed by Merass Sadek
Filmed & edited by Merass Sadek

Harish's interview is filmed in Mumbai and Pune, India.



SCHROEDERS - 'CULTURE' // THIS_CITY AGENCY

Directed by Paul Travis
Edited by Merass Sadek


A quirky film about Schroders culture. The piece is shot in Singapore and the US.




ICAP - 'SENIORS' // CITY & LAW

Directed by Merass Sadek
Filmed & edited by Merass Sadek

A beautiful edit combining peak moments of interviews with Senior leaders in icap.

LPC - DANNY'S STORY // GLAM GURU FILMS

Directed by Merass Sadek
Produced by Glam Guru Films

Danny shares his inspirational story of how he overcame losing his leg above the knee from a catastrophic injury and now lives a healthy and active life with his wife, 2 children and family pet!
Film produced by Glam Guru Films - www.glamgurufilms.com

TILT - MARILYN STAFFORD // WE ARE TILT

UNICEF - 'LONELY WHEEL' // GLAM GURU FILMS

Directed by Merass Sadek
Shot and edited by Merass Sadek

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.


AVANTGARDE FILM - 'ARABIC FUSION' // AVANTGARDE FILM

Directed by Cyril Eberle
Filmed (Beirut) by Merass Sadek

Situated at the crossroads of cultures the Arabic world has long been influenced by travellers across its lands. The documentary showcases the scope of modern Arabic music, ranging from traditional, acoustic sounds to contemporary interpretations of Arabic Fusion. 

RedBULL - 'BASS CAMP' // MERASS SADEK

Directed by Merass Sadek
Produced & edited by Merass Sadek

A documentary about the Redbull Music Academy held in Beirut during the spring. The RB Bass Camp brought an eclectic group of talented musicians and artists from all around the world together with established pioneers of the industry such as Jazzy B, Toufic Farroukh and Peter Zinovieff.

REDBULL - 'REDBULL MUSIC ACADEMY 2012' // MERASS SADEK

Directed by Merass Sadek
Produced & edited by Merass Sadek

Building on the success of the first Bass Camp in 2011, 2012 once again brought an eclectic group of talented musicians and artists from all around the world who, over the course of three days, attended seminars by Academy lecturers DJ Zinc and Young Guru.

SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA - 'LIFT MUSIC' // NINJA TUNE & COUNTER RECORDS

Directed by Felix Oppenheimer
Produced by Merass Sadek
Created by Tilt Studios in collaboration with Skewed Corporation.

I have produced at Tilt 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.

 

KING PORTER STOMP - 'HOT COALS' // GLAM GURU FILMS

Directed and produced by Merass Sadek
Created by Glam Guru Films


When I first got to Brighton, I looked for a band that I can make a music video for, and I met KPS, pitched an idea, and they went for it!

ZEID & THE WINGS - 'AsFEH' // GGR

Directed by Gigi Roccati
Shot & edited by Merass Sadek

The day Zeid and the Wings arrived in Italy to begin the Beirut Love Attak Tour 2011, the Lebanese government fell. 

THE LO FREQUENCY - 'TRADITIONS' // GLAM GURU FILMS

Directed and Produced by Merass Sadek
Created by Glam Guru Films


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.

 

Zeid & the wings - 'GENERAL SULEIMAN' // GGR

Directed by Gigi Roccati
Produced and edited by Merass Sadek


A journey through vibrant beauty, schizophrenic energy, and the multi coloured characters of Beirut, true bridge of east and west.


[NSFW] MUNMA - 'THE ALCHEMIST' // MERASS SADEK

Directed by Damoun Ghaoui
Produced & edited by Merass Sadek


An eerie sequence of images that illustrates Munma's unconventional electronic music style. 

TILT - 'ELWOOD's ark' // TILT

Directed by Merass Sadek & Dan Evans
Produced by Tilt

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. 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.

LES FILMS DES TOURNELLES - 'WHERE DO WE GO NOW?' // GINGER BEIRUT

Directed by Nadine Labaki
2nd Assistant Director: Merass Sadek

Where Do We Go Now Trailer 2012 - Official movie trailer in HD - from Lebanese Writer/Director/Actress Nadine Labaki ("Caramel") - a heart-warming tale of a group of women's determination to protect their community from the outside forces that threaten to destroy it. "Where Do We Go Now" movie hits theaters on May 11, 2012.

CATHERINE DUSSART - 'DUNIA' // JOCELYNE SAAB

Directed by Jocelyne Saab
Assistant Editor: Merass Sadek

Bold film by Jocelyne Saab on excision in Egypt. The film features Egyptian stars like Mohamad Mounir and Hanane Turk.

DIFFERENCE FILMS - 'BULLET TIME' // NE a beyrouth

Directed by Hervé Jakubowicz
2nd Assistant Director and Casting Lebanon: Merass Sadek

The film retraces the story of two French NGO workers in Iraki Kurdistan. The title sequence has been created using camera mapping techniques. Composer : Vincent Courtois (Cello) Musicians : Vincent Courtois (Cello), Guillaume Roy (Alto) and Claude Tchamitchian (Basse). 


[NSFW] NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY - 'FOUR BREAK-UPS' // MERASS SADEK

Directed & shot by Merass Sadek
Produced by New York Film Academy

This movie’s narrative finds its origin in my personal insight on love relationships..