Athan Merrick

Cinematographer + Director of Photography Vancouver, BC

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Athan Merrick – Cinematographer/Director of Photography Vancouver, BC – Selected Works
Cell Phone 604-314-6355/athanmerrick@gmail.com/www.athanmerrick.com to view work

NARRATIVE
FEATURES
DOP Lost Wilderness Dir. Garnett Cambell, Wes Sargent
SHORTS (selected)
          DOP Small Fish Dir. Maxime Beauchamp
                   Crazy 8′s Finalist
          DOP Atone Dir. Shane Brar
            Awarded Best Cinematography Largo Film Festival, Best Jury Direct Online Short Film Festival, Best Drama LA Short Awards, Official Selection of National Screen Institute Online Short, LA CineFest                               
            Semi-Finalist, The Monthly, Caldas, and Creations International Film Festivals
          DOP Lily’s Crossing Dir. The Tong Brothers
Official selection of The Malta Mental Health Festival and East Van Short Film Showcase
          DOP Chocolate Queen Dir. Mariusz Brozek
                       Official selection of Canada Shorts and Vancouver Short Film Festivals
          DOP Bout Dir. Shane Brar
Official selection of VISAFF, Chilliwack Independent, and FILMI Film Festivals
DOP Borealis Dir. Shane Brar
          DOP Johnnie Dir. Billy Wong
          DOP Colouring on the Walls Dir. Shaun Mckinlay
Crazy 8’s Finalist, Official Selection New York Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival
DOP Early Winter Dir. Antoine Bourges
DOP Operation, Operation Dir. Courtney Garvin
Official Selection Edmonton International Film Festival
DOP, Executive Producer The Escape of Conrad Lard Bottom Dir. Shaun Mckinlay
Awarded Best Student Cinematography Vancouver Short Film Festival, Audience Choice POV Film Festival and VSFF, Official Selection Student Shorts, Third Screen, Santa Fe (USA), Fresh (UK), and    
              Victoria Film Festivals, Nominated for Best Student Short Leo Awards
COMMERCIALS (selected)
Director, DOP RYU #BeautifulTough Prod. Dendrite Studios
Director, DOP Mutant Body Building Supplements Madness Prod. Dendrite Studios
DOP Mutant Body Building Supplements Birthday Cake Dir. Johnathan Mcfarlane
DOP Mazda Dreams Dir. Rob Neilson
DOP Chevy Cruze Dir. Billy Wong
DOP Ades Sports Drink Dir. Billy Wong
DOP Pepperidge Farm Cracker Chips Dir. Billy Wong
DOP Durex Condoms Dir. Shaun Mckinlay
DOP Skittles Dir. Billy Wong
MUSIC VIDEO/ART FILM
DOP Art Installation UnInterrupted Artist, Dir. Nettie Wild Prod. Canada Wild
CSC (Canadian Society of Cinematographers) Experimental Award
DOP, Editor Art Film A Walk on the Beach Artist Michele Oka Doner
Official Selection Miami Art Basel
Director, DOP Music Video Goodwood Atoms: The End Prod. Dendrite Studios
TELEVISION (selected)
           2nd Unit DOP Hitler’s Last Stand 4 episode Series Dir. Ian Herring Prod. Parallax Film Productions
                         National Geographic and Smithsonian Channel
           2nd Unit DOP Hell Below Season 2 6 episode Series Dir. Ian Herring Prod. Parallax Film Productions
           National Geographic and Smithsonian Channel
           Camera Operator Hell Below 6 episode Series Dir. Ian Herring Prod. Parallax Film Productions
National Geographic and Smithsonian Channel
Camera Operator Nature of Things: Eagles Next Door Dir. Ian Herring Prod. Parallax Film Productions
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/CBC
Camera Operator Bahama Blue 6 episode Series Dir. Ian Herring Prod. Parallax Film Productions
Discovery International and Love Nature
Camera Operator Battle Castle 6 episode Series Dir. Ian Herring Prod. Parallax Film Productions
History Television, Discovery UK, and BBC World
Camera Operator E:60 First in Flight: The Sarah and Rory Story
ESPN
DOP The PI Experiment Pilot Dir. Ani Kyd
DOCUMENTARY/ACTION SPORTS
FEATURES (selected)
          DOP, Producer Numinous Dir. Nicolas Teichrob and Kye Petersen Prod. Dendrite Studios
                         Awarded Movie of the Year, Best Post Production, Line of the Year, Full Throttle Powder Awards. Best Cinematography, Best Big Mountain Film, Best Freeride Segment IF3 Awards. Official Selection of
                         Banff Mountain, High Five, The Meeting, Brescia WinterFilm, Snowvision, Steamboat Mountain, Vancouver International Mountain, and Wasatch Mountain Film Festivals. Premieres in over 40 cities
                         around the globe.
          Cinematographer The Whale and the Raven Dir. Mirjam Leuze Prod. Cedar Island
Cinematographer Conquering the Useless Dir. Matt Sheridan Prod. Team 13
Cinematographer Full Moon Dir. Leanne Pelosi Prod. Runway Films
Cinematographer Almost Ablaze Dir. Todd and Steve Jones Prod. Teton Gravity Research
Winner Film of the Year IF3. Movie of the Year Powder Awards. Over 200 premieres in cities around the globe.
Cinematographer Way of Life Dir. Todd and Steve Jones Prod. Teton Gravity Research
Over 200 premieres in cities around the globe.
Cinematographer The Dream Factory Dir. Todd and Steve Jones Prod. Teton Gravity Research
Official Selection of Banff Mountain Film Festival, Over 200 premieres in cities around the globe.
Co-Director, Co-Producer, DOP, Co-Editor Out of the Shadows Prod. Dendrite Studios
Awarded Best Big Mountain Film of 2010 at IF3, Sierra Nevada Award for Action Sports at The Mountain Film Festival, Nominated for Best POV at Powder Videos Awards. Official selection Newport
                         Beach, Vail, IF3, The Mountain, Zakopane Mountain, Bansko Mountain, North Bend Mountain, Downtown Boca, Up There, Steamboat Mountain, Telluride Photo, UK Adventure, and Danish Adventure
                         Film Festivals. Premieres in over 30 cities around the globe.
          SHORTS (selected)
Co-Director, Co-Producer, DOP Parallels by Dendrite Studios
Best Short Film Cinematography FESCINAT, Telus Festival Intersection Finalist, Official Selection IF3, Vancouver International Mountain, Rossland Mountain, Golden Film Festivals, Cold Smoke  
              Awards, and Telluride Photo Festival. Vimeo Staff Pick, Featured on Vimeo homepage, USA Today Travel section, and Atlantic Magazine
           Director, DOP, Editor The Malibu Fable Peak Performance Prod. Dendrite Studios
              Winner Best Short Film Cinematography FESCINAT. Winner Sierra Nevada Award for Action Sports The Mountain Film Festival. Official Selection of The Edinburgh Mountain, Rossland Mountain, IF3,
              High Five, Cold Smoke, Kendal Mountain, UptoFest, and Andrenalin Film Festivals
  Cinematographer Let’s Go Get Small Peak Performance Dir. Fred Arne Wergeland
Winner The Explorers Award at the Cold Smoke Awards. Official Selection of Banff Mountain Film Festival and IF3
DOP, Director, Editor – Athlete Promos Maxim Arsenault Sacrifice, Occupy Mountains
Cinematographer The Adventurer Peak Performance Dir. Fred Arne Wergeland
  DOP, Editor Short J. Craig Venter Institute ZGF Architects Dir. Nick Merrick Prod. Hedrich Blessing
DOP, Editor Short Conrad Hilton Foundation Building ZGF Architects Dir. Nick Merrick Prod. Hedrich Blessing
EDUCATION/SKILLS
BFA Major Film Production Minor in Philosophy University of British Columbia
IATSE 891 Lighting Department Full Member - Lighting Technician, Rigging Lamp Op, and Electrics Best Boy on over 20 IATSE, ACFC, and non-union Features and TV shows.
Canadian Permanent Resident and US Citizen I can work on both sides of the border
Former Professional Big Mountain Extreme Skier I enjoy going to areas and situations not many cinematographers are willing to go
PADI Scuba Certified
AWARDS
          CSC (Canadian Society of Cinematographers) Experimental/Unique Award 2018, Best Cinematography Largo Film Festival 2018, Best Cinematography IF3 Awards  2018, Best Short Film Cinematography FESCINAT Festival 2014, 2013, Best Student Cinematography Vancouver Short Film Festival 2008.
CLIENTS/BROADCAST
          MazdaPatagoniaSAPNFL, Skittles, Durex, AOL, Lenovo, Pepperidge Farm, Ades Sports Drink, Chevy, Discover CardCBCDiscoveryNational GeographicSmithsonian ChannelLove NatureHistoryESPNBBCTeton Gravity ResearchFit FoodsHedrich BlessingMichele Oka DonerZGF ArchitectsRennie Marketing Systems, Magnum ProjectsThe Ski ChannelPeak PerformanceWhistler BlackcombAll Tracks AcademyParallax FilmsSwany GlovesSugar Skull FilmsSoMedia NetworksPin Point ProductionsNorseman ProductionsBLM FilmsBreakthrough Santa FeROI RecreationEpic PlanksTLH HeliskiingSkiing MagazineTeam 13, Red Cedar Films, Off Island, Canada Wild, Runway Films, Bubblegum Films.