A Train Ride with Steven Zaire

A train ride with Steven Zaire is a visual portrait of an upcoming Toronto hip-hop artist and his humble beginnings. Steven initially reached out to us for a music video he wanted to film for his upcoming project. We really felt like the fans would need to know the man behind the music before releasing his musical project…

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Go and Get It

Go and Get It is a vibrant hustler’s anthem with a series of multicolored dioramas representing each artist’s personality. Playing around with cartoonish indicators of wealth, like oversized and customized money and hustling while making phone calls, it represents the artists’ creativity, drive, and ambition as well as the joy of DIY and art without compromise. 

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1800 Seconds

1800 Seconds, the album, is such a triumphant compilation that perfectly embodies the excitement behind the experience. My goal with the documentary was showcase each artists excitement for the journey to the album…

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LSD ABC

LSD ABC is the result of over 6 months of work, it was co-directed with Laura Sicouri. We wanted to go for an alphabet in order to have maximum variety and freedom all along the process of making it, resulting in something I guess, that is pretty crazy/psyche…

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NONFICTION

NONFICTION is a tribute to retrofuturistic sci-fi cinema of the XX-th century with my own twist. It turned out to be an important project as it was the first personal project that I managed to finish even though I had a very limited experience in creating CGI at that time. Still, 3D offered me a potential…

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Short FilmsRyan Berg
Kokosmos

Growing up in post soviet Russia, I’d be constantly dreaming about space, the unknown and what was out there, almost like an unknown entity we were trying to reach out to. With Kokosmos I wanted to express exactly that: my vision of what space and this god-like presence would look and feel like…

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Short FilmsRyan Berg
More Than

“More Than” is an abstract fashion profile piece of activist, model, and journalist, Hailey Benton Gates, showcasing her push for sustainability in manufacturing clothing that reduces the excessive water use in the process. All shot on 16mm one day in downtown Los Angeles.

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CommercialRyan Berg
Mind Mirror

This film follows a paper man as he navigates a disorienting world that is both beautiful and threatening. Despite his efforts to escape, the man is eventually engulfed by the world…

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Short FilmsRyan Berg
Prayer

The music video for Prospa ‘Prayer’ journeys into the psyche of the rave scene in an euphoric exploration of the endless quest for escapism and release. Its concept came to life as…

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Music VideosRyan Berg
Medicos Del Mundo - EVA Virus

Sometimes you stumble upon projects that are really really rewarding and where you can express yourself as an artist. Médicos Del Mundo is one of them. Chema Sayago, a producer friend of mine, gave me a call last November and asked me if I was available to shoot…

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Short FilmsRyan Berg
Please

The concept for the video was inspired by the lack of privacy in our digital lives and how we so easily get lost in a labyrinth of the persona we create. In the visual, we follow Saro through a strange, shifting maze full of obscured figures and gazes that follow his every move, though in the end it’s all a creation of his own projection…

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DURANITE

Thanks to Instagram, I became aware of the work of the South African photographer Duran Levinson. I was thrilled by his street and portrait photography and really appreciate his intuitive sense for the individuality and otherness of certain people in their social environment. He has a special eye for the beauty in the ugliness, while he combines trivial snapshots with complex themes like sex, violence, death, religion…

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Short FilmsRyan Berg
Tam Tam

The film, ‘Tam Tam’, shot entirely on 16mm and directed by Spindle co-founder Greg Hackett, captures the story of an Italian basketball team, who were refused access to regional leagues because of the Italian born players’ immigration status. The story is narrated by 14 year old, Wisdon, who recounts his and his teams journey, and is accompanied by Hackett’s cinematic visual narrative.

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Short FilmsRyan Berg
Eros

Many people thought I was crazy when I first conceived of exploring love stories that spanned a thousand years in one take. My producer Alona Metzer and I were warned not to even attempt it, that it would be impossible with the resources we had. I'm glad we threw caution to the wind and made the film anyway. Eros was a labour of love from everyone involved who wanted to make a film that was a celebration of life, and I'm very proud of what we are able to accomplish together.

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Short FilmsRyan Berg
Nike (Shot by Sean Bagley)

This spot was thrown together very quickly because Nike needed a "win-ad" for the Warriors and they were already up 3-1 in the finals. The idea of the commercial was to show the rich spirit of the fans in Oakland, their roots, their diversity, and their connection to the players…

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CommercialAdán Langbaum