Athan Merrick

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

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.

Demo Reel 2013

Cinematography Demo Reel shot on a variety of formats from film to digital. SD to 5k.
Based in Vancouver, BC. Canadian Permanent Resident and US Citizen so I can work on both sides of the border and qualify for tax incentives.
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Skittles Beard Man

Director of Photography on :60 sec spot for Skittles with Director Billy Wong of BLM Films.

Way of Life

Trailer from full length 2013 film Way of Life for clients Teton Gravity Research that I was a cinematographer on. Spent all winter shooting in Austria, Interior BC, and the Neacola Mountains in Alaska. Over 200 premieres in cities around the globe.

For some, embracing the mountains is not just part of life—it’s a way of life. The search for snow shapes not only how they approach these peaks, but also how they approach the world. And whether athletes spend their days dropping first descents in Alaska, lapping the local mountain, or training for the Olympics, they’re part of a community built around a shared passion. The bonds that form from this community transcend continents and cultures, transforming strangers into friends. After all, a smile on a powder day needs no translation.

Shot on location in 2013, Teton Gravity Research’s Way of Life takes you on a journey to the mountains and inside the minds of today’s top athletes. With stunning imagery created with GSS, Red Cinema, and the Sony Action Cam, this film explores the origins of skiing in Austria, the search for original lines in Alaska, and the U.S. Freeskiing Team’s quest for Olympic gold. The adventure also leads athletes to the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole and the Tetons, as well as the backcountry of British Columbia. Regardless of the terrain they ride, the athletes featured in Way of Life push the boundaries of what’s possible. This journey takes them across the globe as they form a brotherhood that needs no language.

Featured Athletes:
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Tim Durtschi, Sammy Carlson, Dash Longe, Dana Flahr, Todd Ligare, Griffin Post, Angel Collison, Ian McIntosh, Dylan Hood, John Spriggs, Colter Hinchliffe, Max Hammer, Daniel Tisi, Willie Borm, and the US Olympic Freeskiing Team

Featured Locations:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Neacola Range, Alaska, Fieberbrunn, Austria; St. Anton, Austria; Zillertal-Hachfugen, Austria; Red Mountain, British Columbia; Stellar Heli, British Columbia; Selkirk Wilderness, British Columbia; Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia; Cooke City, Montana; Mammoth Mountain, California.

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Song: The Prince Is Coming – Araab Muzik

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The P.I. Experiment

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

Unilever’s Ades – Boys of Parkour

Director of Photography on :90 sec spot for Unilever’s latin american sports drink Ades with Director Billy Wong of BLM Films.

Pepperidge Farm Cracker Chips – Bachelorette Party

Director of Photography on :60 sec spot for Pepperidge Farm with Director Billy Wong of BLM Films.

Chevrolet – My Distance

Director of Photography on :60 sec spot for Chevrolet with Director Billy Wong of BLM Films.

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.