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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, broadcast 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

Deon is a feature film following a protagonist of the same name. Deon loses his dad to knife crime and has to learn to live with the grief and move on with his life, in this gripping drama.

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

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.

Two brother’s rekindle their relationship as the prodigal son returns home.

A short film made as part of a 48 hour film competition. ‘Bittersweet’ immerses in the nostalgia of childhood summers.

True Purpose is a short film following a son who has just learnt his father has been diagnosed with cancer. We watch him process this information as he has existential conversations about life.

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. 

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

A funny comedy short film, as Peter meets the parents as well as a few people he wasn’t expecting to see at dinner.

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.

Full Credits

Torchlight – 2022 – Feature Film
Deon – 2022 – Feature Film
Torchlight – 2021 – Short Film
No Mercy Sweetheart – 2021 – Series Pilot
The Restaurant – 2021 – Short Film
Brother’s Keeper – 2021 – Short Film
Bittersweet – 2021 – Short Film
Keep It in the Family – 2021 – Short Film
True Purpose – 2021 – Short Film
The Mound – 2021 – Short Film
Voyager – 2021 – Short Film
Demur – 2021 – Short Film
Robyn – 2021 – Short Film
Jargon Fitness – 2020 – Short Film
Sammy – 2020 – Sketch
Fraudsters – 2020 – Short Film
Oneiros – 2020 – Short Film
People Change – 2020 – Music Video
There, There – 2020 – Short Film
Car Ruins – 2020 – Sketch
I Turn To Trees – 2020 – Short Film
Ruins of St Peter’s Church – 2020 – Sketch
A Gift of Serenity – 2020 – Commercial
The Workplace – 2020 – Promotional Video
Cold Garden – 2020 – Sketch
Natural Grade Home – 2020 – Sketch
Goals Beyond Grass – 2019 – Promotional Video
Life Now – 2019 – Music Video
Bentleys of York: We Can Fix It! – 2019 – Commercial
NPBC Building Development Launch – 2019 – Promotional Video
Trapped – 2019 – Short Film
Live With It – 2019 – Web Series
Beat N’ Delete – 2018 – Short Film
Big Blind – 2018 – Short Film
Student Media Roses Coverage – 2018 – Documentary
Campus Community  – 2018 – Commercial
24 Karate Gold – 2018 – Student Film
Group Projects – 2017 – Web Series
Shot Down  – 2017 – Student Film
LUSU: Heading Out Tonight – 2017 – Commercial
Proxy  – 2017 – Student Film
Network  – 2016 – Student Film

Kill Room – 2021 – Feature Film
Dext – 2021 – Commercial – Spark
Sunset Truth – 2021 – Short Film
Star-Strangled Hanna – 2021 – Music Video
Not Now – 2021 – Short Film
Broke – 2021 – Music Video
Fall Birds – 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

Wanderers’ War – B Cam Op – 2021 – Short Film
Not Now – B Cam Op – 2021 – Short 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
HDMI Wireless Transmitter and Receiver
Clapper Board
258GB SD Card
128GB SD Card

Tripod
Shoulder Rig
Easyrig
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
50mm 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 2 Filter (1 stop)
ND 4 Filter (2 stop)
ND 8 Filter (3 stop)

Jinbei EFII-60 COB LED
Godox SL-60 COB LED
Dazzne D80 LED Panel
Traver TL-600 LED Panel x2
Godox TL-30 RGB LED Tube Light
Aputure B7c RGBWW LED Light Bulb

3.3m C-Stand x2
2.6m Stainless Steel Light Stand x4
2m Aluminium Light Stand x2
4m Aluminium Light Stand
1m/40” Grip Boom Arm with 2 grip heads x3

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

Haze Machine
Sandbag x10
NP-F970 Battery x8
NP-F570 x4
NP-F dual battery charger x3
Various clips/clamps

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