Athan Merrick

Cinematographer + Director of Photography Vancouver, BC
Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Kickbutt Nuts

Promotional video shot, produced, and edited for Kickbutt Nuts, an organic laundry soap start up based in Vancouver, BC Canada.

MC2 Condo Development

Promotional Video on the MC2 condo development produced, shot, and edited for Rennie Marketing for their client IntraCorp for online use. Also produced a 30 sec ad to be shown on Fairchild TV, a Canadian Chinese TV channel in both Mandarin and Cantonese out of the same project.

ZGF Architects – Hilton Foundation

A promotional film I shot and edited for Hedrich Blessing Photographers and their client ZGF Architects. The building is for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Agoura Hills, California and is a very environmentally progressive net zero building.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation from ZGF Architects LLP on Vimeo.

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.

The Dream Factory

Trailer from full length 2012 film The Dream Factory for clients Teton Gravity Research that I was a cinematographer on. Shot the BC segment in Whistler and Pemberton and the Alaska sled skiing/camping segment in Valdez. Official selection of Banff Mountain Film Festival and over 200 premieres in cities around the globe.

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.

Occupy Mountains

Maxim Arsenault is one rad dude.

Maximus is his nickname. Filled with stoke and always, without fail, picking the biggest airs and lines when we pull up to a new zone.

His enthusiasm is infectious. Every skier loves the sport and the mountains, but Maxim’s love of skiing is the strongest we have ever seen. He truly deserves to be included in the upper echelon of big mountain skiers. He has a strong future ahead of him.

So thanks Maxim for being a blast to shoot and dedicating your life to the simplicity and adventure of the mountains, away from the occupied chaos of the cities.

Maxim skis for…

ospreypacks.com/
ridedna.com/
swanyamerica.com/
icebreaker.com/
surefoot.com/
smithoptics.com/
pmgear.com/

Produced by dendritestudios.com/

Director, DOP, Editor Athan Merrick

Additonal Cinematography Anthony Bonello b4apres.com/

Music
The Soft Moon “Total Decay”
The Glitch Mob “Warrior Concerto”

 

The Adventurer

Short film shot for clients Peak Performance and Norseman Productions featuring professional freeskier Dave Treadway.

Demo Reel 2012

Shot on Super 16mm and various HD formats.

Parallels – A Short Film

Parallels is a short film produced by Dendrite Studios in April of 2011. This piece was shot for the Intersection competition at the World Ski and Board Festival in Whistler, BC.

Created in its entirety in just 7 days, this piece explores parallel experiences of the moments created by playing in the mountains.

Produced, Directed, Shot and Edited by Athan Merrick and Nicolas Teichrob.

Music: The Deep by Data Romance (data-romance.com/​)

Thanks to all the athletes who worked hard for us!
Skiers: Dave Treadway, Daryl Treadway, Matt Elliott, Alex Prochazka, Chris Turpin, Liam Casey, Maxim Arsenault
Snowboarders: John Burr, Jake Bauer, Gabriel Fradette, Mike Osachuk

dendritestudios.com

Co-Director, Co-Producer, DOP – HD Short Parallels by Dendrite Studios – WSSF Festival Intersection Finalist, Official Selection IF3, Vancouver International Mountain, Rossland Mountain, Golden Film Festivals, Cold Smoke Awards, Telluride Photo Festival, and FESCINAT. Featured on Vimeo homepage, USA Today Travel section, and Atlantic Magazine. Over 250,000 online views worldwide.

Out of the Shadows Trailer

Dendrite Studios is proud to release the official trailer for our debut 2010 HD ski film “Out of the Shadows.”

Proudly shot in the mountains of British Columbia, Out of the Shadows features the finest athletes who have been in the shadows for too long. This is their shot and their opportunity to break out on film. They bring their lives with them and shred the mountains with un-inhibited passion on a daily basis. We bring you their stories.

Full Film now available for purchase on Itunes…http://tinyurl.com/7zd47dw

Produced, Directed, Shot, and Edited by Athan Merrick and Nicolas Teichrob of Dendrite Studios.

Co-Director, Co-Producer, DOP, Co-Editor – HD Feature Length Ski Film Out of the Shadows by 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 Video Awards. Official selection Newport Beach, Vail, IF3, The Mountain, Zakopane Mountain, Bansko Mountain, North Bend Mountain, Downtown Boca, Up There, Freshtival, Steamboat Mountain, Telluride Photo, UK Adventure, and Danish Adventure Film Festivals. Premieres in over 30 cities around the globe. Trailer has over 250,000 online views worldwide.