EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

AHMED MATER is a Saudi artist and the director of Misk Art Institute, an innovative cultural hub for Saudi and Arab art.  His mediums are photography, calligraphy, painting, installation, performance and video. His work, which explores history in the narratives and aesthetics of Islamic culture, has been exhibited at prestigious institutions such as The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and The Guggenheim.  

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

STEPHEN STAPLETON is an artist and entrepreneurial company director. He is founder and director of Edge of Arabia and CULTURUNNERS, and founder of the charity Crossway Foundation. He has a focus on providing an independent platform for contemporary art, reaching out to new audiences across the United States, Europe and Middle East, by presenting ground-breaking exhibitions of Arab and Islamic World artists.

PRODUCER

FRANCESCO LONARDI is an award winning VR producer. He started his video production career at The Blink Fish—a Milanese production company where he worked on commercial projects including the rebranding of Milan Fashion week, and an Audi sponsored cultural project called Audiorama. He is now a producer on Discovery Channel’s series Wild Frank and has produced documentaries in Congo, Central African Republic, Saudi Arabia, Italy , Spain and Greece.

FIXER COMPANY

ZIAD N.  EL-SAYED is a producer based in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. In 2008, he formed V TWO as an independent production company based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Working effectively across all market sectors, including Art Galleries, TV and fashion. His work combines a mix of cutting-edge traditional marketing and advertisement with fixing foreign productions in Saudi Arabia.

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

NICCOLOÒ DI GUIDA is an award-winning Director of Photography and focus puller based in Milan with a passion for VR. He specializes in VR cameras and shoots with a variety of different rigs. He works with Milanese production company The Blink Fish on a commercial and documentary projects and is taking advantage of the growing demand for VR content in the Milanese fashion industry.

MUSIC COMPOSER

 

VITTORIO GIAMPIETRO  is a musician, composer and sound designer from Rome. Currently living between Germany and Italy, he composes and records original music for cinema, television, advertising video art, museum exhibitions and galleries. His works are the soundtracks of award-winning movies and commercials including “il Solengo” (winner of the Doc Lisboa ’15 & Torino Film Festival ’15) and “Mami Wata/Woza” (Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions '17). [vittoriogiampietro.com]

 

Executive Producers: Stephen Stapleton, Ahmed Mater

 

Director and Writer: Matteo Lonardi

 

Producer: Francesco Lonardi

 

Director of Photography: Niccolò Di Guida

Music Composer: Vittorio Giampietro

 

Editor and Colorist: Matteo Cataldo

 

Mixing Engineer: Andrea Cataldo

Script Co-writer: John Albert

Production Coordinator: Dr Sven Knowles

 

Script Editors: John Albert, Marisa Mazria Katz

 

Local Production: Mohammed Ghdban, Ziad Elsayed

 

Fixer: Mohamed Ali Gomriani

 

Voice Over: Latifa Algosaibi

 

Boom Operator Recorder: Abdulrahman Bakur

 

Backstage DOP: Emad Ahmed Alsayed 

 

Financial Controller: Aga Antosz

Screening Coordinators: Daphne Taranto, Anthony Tino

 

Thank You: Mahmoud Sami, Abdulrahman Alsahami

Camera Training: Luca Cipriani