Athan Merrick

Cinematographer + Director of Photography Vancouver, BC
Television

Athan Merrick Cinematographer Demo Reel 2016

Demo Reel for 2016 consisting of projects from 2015 and before. Includes all aspects of my work. Commercial, music video, narrative, documentary, action sports, wildlife, and more. Some believe in having a few different reels that focus on each specific genre of work. I strongly believe that every type of job informs every other type. My action sports background is beneficial to my commercial work. My narrative work is beneficial to wildlife filming. I am proud of the diversity of work I have shot and believe it makes me a stronger cinematographer no matter the genre.

Based in Vancouver, BC with Canadian permanent residency and US citizenship so I can work on both sides of the border.

Athan Merrick Cinematographer Demo Reel 2016 from Dendrite Studios on Vimeo.

Hell Below: Smithsonian Channel

Camera Operator for 6 episode documentary series that is largely recreations of events based on interviews with historians, so most of the show is shot in a narrative fashion. Hell Below is broadcast on Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic Channel.
Produced by Parallax Films.

Intro to Hell Below: Atlantic Showdown from Parallax Film on Vimeo.

Nature of Things: Eagles Next Door: CBC

Camera Operator and all aerial cinematography on one hour broadcast documentary for CBC, Nature of Things: Eagles Next Door.
Production by Parallax Films.

The Eagles Next Door for CBC's The Nature of Things from Parallax Film on Vimeo.

Bahama Blue – Love Nature

Camera Operator for six episode wildlife series for Love Nature TV and Discovery International. Produced by Parallax Film Productions.

Bahama Blue Title Sequence from Parallax Film on Vimeo.

The P.I. Experiment

Director of Photography for 22 minute comedy TV Pilot The P.I. Experiment. Directed by Ani Kyd.

Battle Castle History Television

Camera Operator for six episode series for History Television and Discovery UK. Produced by Parallax Film Productions. Nominated for 7 Leo Awards, Best Documentary Series, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Screenwriting, Best Picture Editing, Best Overall Sound, and Best Sound Editing. Winner of Best Documentary Series. Two of the episode trailers.