Posts in Short Films
Dillas of Agami

In the face of discouraging circumstances, a group of Bedouin youths from Agami, Alexandria have found their passion in surfing. Despite the suffering economic situation, the fading glamour of their city and its less than surf-friendly nature, they have put their hearts and souls into riding the waves. While also seeking no fame nor fortune, only the thrill of catching the good waves, however scarce they may be.

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Short FilmsRyan Berg
Virtuous Circle

Virtuous Circle is a portrait of brotherhood; of its trials and tribulations. An earnest and touching music video for singer-songwriter Jordan Klassen by director Farhad Ghaderi and Vancouver-based production company Boldly. Featuring Antoine Olivier Pilon (Mommy) and Ben Andrusco-Daon (Child’s Play) and shot on Kodak Super 16mm film.

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Short FilmsRyan Berg
The Postcard

The Postcard is a reflection of what life might be like in the future through various technological advances. Inspired by holiday photos and videos, the short film is a parody of all the predictable cliches about holidays and summer love, contextualized in the near future…

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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
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
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
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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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
The Wall

The Wall was a challenging shoot. Andrew De Zen, the writer and director of the filmm approached me to shoot a short film that was part of a larger series of films he had written.

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Short FilmsRyan Berg