Lensman: Story is the Hero - In celebration of the 44th UAE National Day, Mercedes-Benz collaborated with Emirati artist Ammar Al Attar to document people of the UAE through his two day journey on the northeast coast. The production is a non-fiction cinematic narrative based on Al Attar's journey to the coast and documenting unseen faces and places from the United Arab Emirates. Al Attar captures the moments with his unique analogue photography process while driving a Mercedes GL500. A collaboration with Kiyany Media. Music & Sound Design by Dale Nichols.
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Last November, Chai Sutta Productions entered in the annual 48 Hour Film Project to compete with the other teams in the Dubai filmmaking competition. Though Remembrance did not succeed in the competition (due to disqualification) it went on to tour multiple international film festivals. After its year abroad, the film is now available for viewing online here.
The 48 Hour Film Project is held every year in cities all around the globe. Teams are all given a specific character, prop, and line to use in the film, but draw a random genre, such as Comedy, Drama, Horror, Family, Musical. They then have 48 hours to create the film from scratch and present it to the judges for evaluation. For Dubai's 2014 festival, the character was "Hala Ramzy, Spanish teacher", the prop "a watch", and line "Try to keep calm." Unfortunately it was a seemingly minor mistake of using the line "Try to be calm" which disqualified the film from the competition. Though it was a disappointment to the entire team to be disqualified, they could still take pride in the film they managed to create in only 48 (sleepless) hours!
Catch the premier of Remembrance tonight at 19:30, AM Studios, Dubai. Remembrance is the Chai Sutta Productions team's short film submission for the 2014 Dubai 48-Hour Film Project. Original score by Dale Nichols.
Earlier this year, Norwegian filmmaker Ole-André Rønneberg of Rønneberg Film created an experimental short film entitled "Flytande Væsker" (Flowing Liquids). The five-minute video showcases macro-shots of various fluids, such as water, soap, and oils, reacting with each other in different ways. To add to the colourful eye-candy, Dale Nichols provides an original music soundtrack for the film blended with additional sound effects by both Dale & Ole-André.
Flytande Væsker makes its premier as one of the featured entries of the online Creative Arts Film Festival, which streams its films for the entire month of December. All of the films can be viewed for free at http://www.creativeartsfilmfestival.com
The debut EP "In Full Colour" is now available for download on iTunes and other online distributors.
In Full Colour has been described as evocative piano-based music composed of dynamic layers of emotion and melody, weaved into beautiful soundscapes for an intimate, cinematic feel. The EP consists of four tracks entitled "October", "Norwegian Winter", "Blossom", and "Vagabond's Romance".
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★★★★★ "Enchanted; exceptional - rich, sensuous, and dynamic." - F.W.
★★★★★ "Mesmerizing - such beautiful music! Transported me to amazing places in my mind. Highly enjoyed it and highly recommend it!" - Boup1234
★★★★★ "Flowing dreams" - DeDo_Nam