Athan Merrick

Cinematographer + Director of Photography Vancouver, BC
Narrative Film

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.

Bout – Short Film

Director of Photography on Bout, a narrative short film. Directed by Shane Brar. Official selection of VISAFF and FILMI film festivals. This trailer that is available online is not final colour and is not letterboxed where original framing was for 2.35:1.

BOUT trailer from Selfless Pictures on Vimeo.

Lost Wilderness – Feature Film

Director of Photography on Lost Wilderness, a narrative feature film. This film was extremely challenging to shoot. Minimal gear and crew, with producer selected hacked GH2 camera packages (very low dynamic range), in dense forest, in the middle of sunny summer. Basically a camera stress test nightmare for the selected package that unfortunately could not be changed due to budgetary reasons. Directed by Garnet Campbell and Wes Sargent.

The Escape of Conrad Lard-Bottom

This is one of the first films I was Director of Photography on. Shot on super16mm film and unfortunately there was only budget to transfer at SD resolution which these days is laughable to even consider, but at the time was a viable option. Directed by Shaun Mckinlay.

Awarded Best Student Cinematography Vancouver Short Film Festival, Audience Choice POV Film Festival and Vancouver Short Film Festival, Official Selection Student Shorts, Third Screen, Santa Fe (USA), Fresh (UK), and Victoria Film Festivals, Nominated for Best Student Short Leo Awards.

The Escape of Conrad Lard-Bottom is an 8-minute dark comedy where, following the deaths of his three brothers, his mother decides to imprison Conrad Lard-Bottom in order to protect him from the outside world. After seven years, Conrad goes insane, and decides to “dispose” of his overprotective mother, but he quickly learns that escape is more difficult than he imagined.

Johnnie Feature Film

Johnnie is a narrative feature film I was the Director of Photography on for Director Billy Wong of BLM Films in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Demo Reel 2012

Shot on Super 16mm and various HD formats.