PROFILE

I am a FILMMAKER working across the fields of music video, short documentary, experimental narrative and branded content. I trained as an architect (Bartlett and Royal College of Art), graduating in June 2016 with a distinction. Since transitioning to filmmaking, i draw upon my design and production skills to produce and deliver a range of content from social media campaigns to narrative trilogies.

My clients range from government bodies such as the NHS to emerging fashion houses Pop & Suki, to independent artists and musicians including 3niy3 and Fiorious. I am currently developing my own screenplays as i work towards my first narrative feature film. I also work as a freelance spatial and graphic designer for brands who want to develop brand strategies alongside film content.

In addition, I curate and produce multiple events including monthly queer event BUM.P and live music event Apple Tree at Ace Hotel London. I also operate my own travelling performance art space The CAMPerVAN now in residence at the Deviant & Dandy Brewery in Hackney Central.

 

EDUCATION

Royal College of Art, School of Architecture September 2014 - June 2016

Distinction

Part II MA Architecture

 

University College London, The Bartlett September 2009 - June 2012

1st Class Honours

Part I BSc Architecture

 

Westminster School September 2007 - July 2009

(4) A Grade A-Levels

Advanced Physics, History of Art, Art, French

 

Immanuel College September 2002 - July 2007

(6) A* Grade GSCE

(6) A Grade GCSE

 

SKILLS

CAD Software

Microstation (2D & 3D) - Advanced

SketchUp - Advanced

Rhinoceros - Intermediate

AutoCad - Intermediate

 

Production Software

Photoshop - Advanced

Illustrator - Advanced

InDesign - Advanced

 

Animation / Rendering Software

Microstation Animation - Advanced

Premiere pro - Advanced

3Ds Max - Intermediate

After Effects - Intermediate

 

Languages

Spanish & French - Intermediate

Hebrew - Beginner

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

CAMPerVAN : European Tour, Official Selection of Balkan Can Kino Film Festival, December 2017

CAMPerVAN : European Tour, World Premiere, NEW FEST, NYC, October 2017

Helen Hamlyn Award for Inclusivity, 2016

Dissertation Distinction, 2016

Ladies, Gentlemen and Beautiful Wotevers, Short Documentary Film screened on BFI player as part of Flare Festival 2016

Architecture Student Body Representative, Royal College of Art, 2015

Samuel Douek Film Roster, Fringe Film Festival October 2015

West London School of Architecture Award, 2015

Dean’s List, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, 2012

 

CONFERENCES & PUBLICATIONS

Mimosa House, Mayfair presents, CAMPerVAN Community Centre CCC, May 2018

Konig London presents: The CAMPerVAN: META-MORPHOSIS(?), May 2018

Lecturer, It’s Nice That Evenings, Central Saint Martins, November 2017

Writer, HUCK Magazine December 2016

Writer, i-D Magazine November 2016

Contributor, ‘The Eradication of London’s Gay Pubs’, to A Gendered Profession November 2016

Lecturer & Panelist, Queer Performance Now! - One Day Conference August 2016

Lecturer and panelist, Soho in Our Minds - One Day Conference April 2016

WORK EXPERIENCE

Douek Design Ltd. July 2016 - current

Director

After graduating from my MA Architecture course at the RCA, I started my own production company Douek Design Ltd, that works across music video, short documentary, branded content, event planning and graphic design. Previous clients include Eurocrash (MILAN) for whom i wrote, directed and edited a music video trilogy coming out Summer 2018, branded content for Creative East (LONDON), Metixclass (LA) and Face Gym (LONDON). In addition i am the main video contributor for Grindr;s new media channel INTO, producing and directing several short online documentary series. Finally, i curate and produce events for my travelling queer performance / community space the CAMPerVAN now in residence at the Deviant & Dandy Brewery in Hackney, which will be going on its second European Tour Summer 2018

Amin Taha Architects, Clerkenwell, London

Part I Architectural Assistant. August 2013 - May 2016

As a Part I Architectural Assistant I worked on a range of projects at various Work Stages from concept design to planning.  small scale office refurbishment to large scale luxury residential schemes, including the curation and installation of practice exhibition in Bulgaria. Last 3 months spent starting and completing tender package a 6 unit residential new build in East London.

 

ELEMENTAL, Santiago de Chile

Architectural Assistant September 2012 - Feb 2013

Architectural Assistant working on several social housing projects across South America. Work experience included technical drawing, advanced visualization and the design and provision of construction manuals for local residents

 

Urban Lime, Angel, London June 2010 - June 2011

Freelance CAD Services

 

Zaha Hadid, Clerkenwell, London June 2010 - August 2010

Model Maker

 

Foster + Partners, Battersea, London

Part-time Architectural Assistant July 2007 - February 2009