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//Thirteen & Co’s Patrick Fileti Directs Gripping Spot for Sky News

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The 90-second film captures the dramatic brutality of conflict as well as moments of humanity that exist within this violence

//Thirteen & Co’s Patrick Fileti Directs Gripping Spot for Sky News

Sky News has just released the epic new global commercial “Both Sides of the Story”, directed by Patrick Fileti.

With a tight schedule of only two weeks preparation working with Middle East production company Boomtown, the spot was then filmed over five days on location in Beirut, Lebanon. With the words on the page describing military engagement, civil protests and forced separation of children from their families, complex production planning was needed to handle these issues delicately and faithfully.

Says Patrick: “Being on the streets of Paris during the yellow vest protest earlier this year helped me relate to the idea. I saw the violence and the plight of the protestors, but also the distorted portrayal by global media. It’s never ever black and white.”

With no director’s treatment required, Patrick worked with the team to rewrite the script bringing an honesty and realism to the character narratives.

Says Roy De Giorgio, executive producer, //Thirteen & Co: “Patrick’s work is always emotionally charged. I know he was touched by the script and felt compelled to bring that honesty to the screen. I think the intensity is gripping.”

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Advertiser: Sky News

Post Production / VFX

Facilitation Company: Clandestino Beirut

Production Company

Art Director: Nadine Ghanem

Assistant producer: Leah Yared

Cinematographer: Mattias Troelstrup

Director: Patrick Fileti

Executive Producers: Shane Martin, Eli Souaiby

Line Producer: Antoine Taymour Sfeir

Make Up: Samantha Ayoub

Production Company: Boomtown Dubai and //Thirteen & Co

Wardrobe Stylist: Marianne Taouk

Genres: People, Storytelling

Categories: Short films, Short Films and Music Videos

13CO, Thu, 02 May 2019 02:50:53 GMT