Cinematic Narratives

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.

Jewel of Inspiration - In celebration of the 45th UAE National Day, Mercedes-Benz Middle East commission Kiyany Media for this short featuring Emirati Female Entrepreneur Bushra Bint Darwish through her personal journey of founding Gafla Jewellery and her future aspirations. Sound Design, Original Score, and Location Sound by Dale Nichols.

Not Just Special, But Super - A Kiyany Media project for the Al Noor Center For Children With Special Needs based in Dubai, UAE.

Music & Sound by Dale Nichols.

Original Series Scoring

Parallax: Discover An Alien World

A fictional documentary-style web series collaboration with UK-based filmmaker Adam Westbrook. Original score by Dale Nichols.

37 years ago, Carl Sagan imagined an ‘Encyclopaedia Galactica’, a “vast repository of the knowledge of many worlds”. Parallax is a six-part series of video essays that wonders what this Encyclopaedia Galactica might look like. What do we learn when we step outside of our myopic, planetary view and see life from a different perspective? 
Find out, in this survey of an alien world. 

Parallax Episode 1

View the entire series on YouTube here

From exceptional Houdini artist Serjan Burlak, Geometry of Artificial Intelligence is a piece of visual design where the artist's intention was to show how a digital thought evolves, how AI becomes self aware and re-structures its physiology, constructs layers of digital consciousness, creating a tapestry, architecting a new law of physics. The design is inspired by neural networks, spiderwebs and patterns in nature. The accompanying score is by Dale Nichols. More work from Serjan can be found here:

Video Games

My Rights - an educational video game developed for iOS & Android devices by Abu Dhabi-based developer After Work Games. The game was commissioned by the Dubai Community Development Authority and aims to teach kids about Children's Rights in a fun and informative way. Original Music & Sound Design by Dale Nichols.

My Rights is available on the Apple App Store here and Google Play store here and is playable in both English and Arabic.

Advertising & Branding

Make Music - Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

This video was created by Pond5, Inc. in celebration of Make Music Day 2016 to hold a video scoring competition. Music & Sound Design by Dale Nichols.

Kiyany Interactive - promotional short on interactive video development by Kiyany Media.

Introducing Kiyany Media - a series of promotional clips for social media platforms.

Short Form Documentaries

Welcome To My WorldShort documentary collaboration with Kiyany Media. A glimpse into the life of Intesar Salim, proprietor of a rare Dubai record shop. Music & Sound by Dale Nichols.

The Man Who Sells Samosa - and you most probably ate one! Short documentary collaboration with Kiyany Media.

Short Films & VR 360

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Flash - Masoud has returned home from his studies abroad with his girlfriend, Jessie, whom he introduces to his friends and family. On a road trip with friends, they attract unwanted attention from others, which leads to a series of mysterious events. Flash is a fictional short virtual reality film co-produced by the Dubai International Film Festival, Enjaaz, and Imagenation Abu Dhabi. Directed by Hassan Kiyany. Original Score & Sound Mixing by Dale Nichols.


Doors Closing is a short film submission from filmmaker Sahil Hameed for the 2016 Sony Professional Short Film competition in Dubai. The theme of the competition is "happiness". Music & Sound Design by Dale Nichols.

Remembrance is the story of two estranged brothers who come to the realization that in the end it's the little things that matter the most.