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Movement Films

A UK based film production company with a focus on narrative content

Matthias Djan Portfolio

Matthias Djan is the co-owner of Movement Films and a freelance Director of Photography. Matthias also works as a Gaffer on certain projects. Born in London, Matthias Djan has always been interested in visual story telling looking to evoke meaning and emotion from composition, movement and lighting. His experience in over 40 diversely, exciting projects range from large scale feature films, national television series and engaging and topical independent shorts. He has been on sets of all shapes and sizes and has worked with a wide variety of genres.

Matthias is based in Milton Keynes and works across the United Kingdom.

Director of Photography Portfolio

There, There is a small, intimate, comedy drama short film. As Kat comforts a co-worker.

A sweet and warm narrative commercial following Joy, an overworked employee, who has her day brighten up by a beautiful gesture.

An unhappy married couple who committed fraud after experiencing redundancies due to the poor economy; confess their crimes to each other.

A coming-of-age dance film that follows 16-year-old Robyn, grappling with social anxiety and depression, expressing herself through the medium of tap. This film was made in partnership with Chloe Kennedy Films.

An original poem in response to George Floyd’s murder. ‘I Turn to Trees’ is a Black Lives Matter short film that conveys some of our thoughts and feeling about the world we live in today.

Celeste Clarke is an astronaut, who prepares to leave Earth on a one-way mission to space. She comes to terms with leaving everything she’s ever known, including her single aging mother, Angelique. 

Jargon Fitness is the brand spanking new, super duper effective, government approved fitness regime, helping you stay healthy whilst working from home.

A short film created to raise awareness of domestic violence. ‘Trapped’ centres around Carla who lives in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend Derek.

Oneiros is a short film that I shot during lockdown as a one man cast and crew, working with a director other video call. The film shows Josh’s dreams seeping into his reality.

Full Credits

Fall Bird – 2021 – Short Film
Turn Me Off – 2021 – Short Film
Purgatory – 2021 – Short Film – Spark
Hope & Her Two Daughters – 2021 – Short Film
Dream Insomniac (BBC New Creatives) – 2021 – Short Film
Untitled BLM Project (BBC New Creatives) – 2021 – Short Film
I Don’t Even Know You – 2020 – Music Video
Tell Me Who We Are – 2020 – Short Film

Torchlight – Producer – 2021 – Short Film
Oneiros – Producer – 2020 – Short Film
Tell Me Who We Are – Associate Producer – 2020 – Short Film
People Change – Producer – 2020 – Music Video
There, There – Producer – 2020 – Short Film
I Turn To Trees – Producer – 2020 – Short Film
A Gift of Serenity – Producer – 2020 – Commercial
Goals Beyond Grass – Executive Producer – 2019 – Promotional Video
Bea and Yaw’s Engagement – Executive Producer and Producer – 2019 – Wedding Video
Life Now – Producer and Executive Producer – 2019 – Music Video
Bentleys of York: We Can Fix It! – Producer and Executive Producer – 2019 – Commercial
NPBC Building Development Launch Video – Producer and Executive Producer – 2019 – Promotional Video
Wayward Station  – Producer and Executive Producer – 2018 – Student Film
Prime Cut – Assistant Producer – 2018 – Web Series
Remembering Ada – Assistant Producer – 2018 – Docudrama
Big Blind – Co-Producer – 2018 – Short Film
Student Media Roses Coverage – Producer – 2018 – Documentary
Campus Community  – Producer and Executive Producer – 2018 – Commercial
24 Karate Gold – Executive Producer – 2018 – Student Film
C.O.N.A.S.  – Executive Producer – 2018 – Student Film
Hysteria  – Executive Producer – 2018 – Student Film
Now I Know – Executive Producer – 2018 – Student Film
Group Projects  – Producer – 2017 – Web Series
Parade – Executive Producer – 2018 – Student Film
Worst Case Scenario  – Executive Producer – 2018 – Student Film
Shot Down  – Executive Producer – 2017 – Student Film
The Good, the Bad and the Awkward  – Executive Producer – 2017 – Student Film
Ha-P  – Executive Producer – 2017 – Student Film
A Pointless Fraud  – Executive Producer – 2017 – Student Film
Jigsaw  – Executive Producer – 2017 – Student Film
Proxy  – Executive Producer – 2017 – Student Film
Purgatory  – Executive Producer – 2017 – Student Film

Midsomer Murders – Location Assistant – 2021 – TV Series
Robyn – Editor – 2020 – Short Film
Oneiros – Editor – 2020 – Short Film
Fraudsters Trailer – Editor – 2020 – Short Film Trailer
People Change – Editor – 2020 – Music Video
A Gift of Serenity – Editor – 2020 – Commercial
Dolittle – Location Marshal – 2020 – Feature Film
I Don’t Even Know You – First Assistant Director – 2020 – Music Video
The Workplace – Editor – 2020 – Promotional Video
The Find Cafe – Editor – 2020 – Promotional Videos
Life Now – Editor – 2019 – Music Video
Trapped – Editor – 2019 – Short Film
Trapped Trailer – Editor – 2019 – Short Film Trailer
NPBC Building Development Launch – Editor – 2019 – Commercial
Knowing the Score – 2nd Unit Director of Photography – 2019 – Short Film
Knowing the Score – Assistant Camera – 2019 – Short Film
Knowing the Score – Spark – 2019 – Short Film
In The Silence – Camera Trainee/Second Assistant Camera – 2019 – Short Film
Live with It – Sound Recordist – 2019 – Web Series
Wayward Station – Editor & First Assistant Director – 2018 – Student Film
Remembering Ada – Spark – 2018 – Short Film
Remembering Ada – Sound Recordist – 2018 – Short Film
Student Media Roses Coverage – Editor – 2018 – Documentary
Campus Community – Editor – 2018 – Commercial
Big Blind – Editor – 2018 – Short Film
C.O.N.A.S.  – Editor – 2018 – Student Film
Bowland Founders’ Promo – Editor – 2017 – Promotional Video
Group Projects  – Editor – 2017 – Web Series
The Good, the Bad and the Awkward – Editor – 2017 – Student Film

Kit List

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with cage
4×4” Matte Box
Follow focus
8.9” Director’s monitor
Clapper Board
258GB SD Card
128GB SD Card

Tripod
Shoulder Rig
120cm Slider

16mm T/2.2 Samyang Cine EF Lens
24mm T/1.5 Samyang Cine EF Lens
35mm T/1.5 Samyang Cine EF Lens
85mm T/1.5 Samyang Cine EF Lens
17-50mm f/2.8 Tamron EF Lens
28-75mm f/2.8 Tamron EF Lens
28mm f/2.8 Vivitar vintage M42 Lens
50mm f/2.8 Auto Flex vintage M42 Lens
Metabones Ultra 0.71x MFT to EF Speedbooster
MFT to M42 lens adapter

¼ Black Pro Mist Filter
Circular Polariser Filter
ND 4 filter
ND 8 filter

Jinbei EFII-60 COB LED
Godox SL-60 COB LED
Dazzne D80 LED Panel
Traver TL-600 LED Panel x2
Aputure B7c RGBWW LED Light Bulb

2.6m Stainless Steel Light Stand
3m Aluminium Light Stand
2m Aluminium Light Stand x2
4m Aluminium Light Stand
1m/40” Grip Boom Arm with 2 grip heads

110cm 5-in-1 light reflector
40cm panel LED softbox
80cm bowens mount softbox
1m silk diffusion
1m black duvetyne
2.5m thick diffusion

Sandbag x4
NP-F970 Battery x8
NP-F570 x4
NP-F dual battery charger x3
Small clamps x20

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