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. Director of Photography, Producer and Gaffer, Matthias also works as a Colourist and Editor 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 20 diversely, exciting projects range from Hollywood feature films (Dolittle, 2020), independent shorts, web series and engaging and topical students films. He has been on sets of all shapes and sizes and has worked with a wide variety of genres.

Matthias Djan graduated from Lancaster University in 2018 in English Language and Creative Writing BA (Hons). Through his studies he has developed a deep understanding, interpretation and intuition for branding, marketing and advertisements. He has also analysed YouTube Channel’s and social media advertisements giving him a profound insight into these mediums and how to use them to maximize exposure.

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

Director of Photography Portfolio

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.

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

Some of the first images produced with my new camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Everything was shot with natural lighting after sunset with a stylistic grade created to complete the look.

A short cinematography sketch I shot during quarantine as part of a series of sketches called Lockdown Adventures. I capture the ruins of this beautiful, broken church.

Another entry to my Lockdown Adventures sketches. I explore a peaceful forest, containing hidden relics full of intrigue.

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

A music video for hip hop artist Jepeto Knockz. We follow Jepeto as hard work and determination leads to success in his life and music career.

A short film that takes a look at addiction to gambling. We follow Ollie’s deterioration as his addiction begins to ruin his life.

A small short film focusing on a group of boys looking to lose their virginity, but eventually learning that not all things can be rushed.

Full Credits

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

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
ECM Britain Retreat – Videographer & Editor – 2019 – Vox Pop Interviews
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

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