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
DOP Johnnie Dir. Billy Wong
SHORTS
DOP Lily’s Crossing Dir. The Tong Brothers
Official selection of The Malta Mental Health Festival and East Van Short Film Showcase.
DOP Bout Dir. Shane Brar
Official selection of VISAFF and FILMI film festivals.
DOP Exhausted Dir. Shane Brar
Official Selection Punjabi International Film Festival
DOP Colouring on the Walls Dir. Shaun Mckinlay
Crazy 8’s Finalist, Official Selection New York Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival
DOP, Producer A Modest Proposal Dir. Shaun Mckinlay
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.
DOP, Executive Producer Battery Park Dir. Shaun Mckinlay
Camera Operator The Anachronism DOP Neil Macdonald
Awarded 6 Leos including best short drama. Kickstart Award recipient.
COMMERCIALS/MUSIC VIDEOS
Director, DOP Music Video Goodwood Atoms: The End 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 Prod. Etch Media
DOP Discover Card Dir. Billy Wong
DOP Chevy Cruze Dir. Billy Wong
DOP Ades Sports Drink Dir. Billy Wong
DOP Pepperidge Farm Cracker Chips Dir. Billy Wong
DOP Lenovo Tablet Dir. Billy Wong
DOP AOL Dir. Billy Wong
DOP Durex Condoms Dir. Shaun Mckinlay
DOP Skittles Dir. Billy Wong
TELEVISION
Camera Operator Hell Below 6 episode Series Prod. Parallax Film Productions
National Geographic and Smithsonian Channel
Camera Operator Nature of Things: Eagles Next Door Prod. Parallax Film Productions
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/CBC
Camera Operator Bahama Blue 6 episode Series Prod. Parallax Film Productions
Discovery International and Love Nature
Camera Operator Battle Castle 6 episode Series 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
DOP Go For Gold TV Series SoMedia Networks
DOP VJIAM TV Series SoMedia Networks
DOCUMENTARY/ACTION SPORTS
FEATURES
Cinematographer Conquering the Useless Prod. Team 13
Cinematographer Full Moon Prod. Runway Films
Cinematographer Almost Ablaze 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 Prod. Teton Gravity Research
Over 200 premieres in cities around the globe.
Cinematographer The Dream Factory 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.
Cinematographer Winter Dir. Steve Bellamy Prod. The Ski Channel
SHORTS
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
Cinematographer Enjoyable State of Being Peak Performance Dir. Fred Arne Wergeland
Cinematographer Evoc Ski Team Edit Dir. Nicolas Teichrob Prod. Dendrite Studios
Co-Director, Co-Producer, DOP TLH Heliskiing and Epic Planks Skis Promo
DOP, Writer, Director, Producer- Demo for Doc. Over the Edge
Whistler Film Festival Pitch Fest Finalist
Cinematographer, Editor Promo Video Skier Sam Wright
Awarded Best Amateur Cinematography Powder Video Awards
ART FILM/PROMO/CORPORATE/OTHER
DOP Art Film UnInterrupted Artist, Dir. Nettie Wild
DOP, Editor Art Film A Walk on the Beach Artist Michele Oka Doner
Official Selection Miami Art Basel
DOP, Editor Short J. Craig Venter Institute ZGF Architects Dir. Nick Merrick/Hedrich Blessing
DOP, Editor Short Conrad Hilton Foundation Building ZGF Architects Dir. Nick Merrick/Hedrich Blessing
DOP, Producer, Editor Training Videos SAP
DOP, Director, Producer, Editor Promos and Commercials Rennie Marketing
DOP, Producer 6 Product Videos Swany Gloves
DOP, Editor Promo Kensington Gardens Magnum Projects
DOP, Director, Editor, Producer Promo Video for Breakthrough Santa Fe
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 (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