Matthias Djan

Matthias Djan

Director of PhotographyMilton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Matthias Djan

Matthias Djan

Director of PhotographyMilton Keynes, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a young filmmaker who primarily works as a DoP, but I often end up performing more roles than just that on projects. I'm reliable, determined and love collaboration. Listening to others and combing ideas to create something greater than any one person can achieve is what I think make films special. I'm always eager to get stuck into a project and to meet and work with new people.
  • Bittersweet
    Bittersweet'Bittersweet' is a short film made for the MKFN 48 hour film competition. Bittersweet is a fun, comical but nostalgic short film, reminiscing beautiful childhood summer days. This poetry short film captures all the wonderful moments we associate with summer, juxtaposed with a bit of a cynical view of those small things that can ruin a moment.
  • Voyager - Short Film
    Voyager - Short Film'Voyager' is a sci-fi drama short film about astronaut Celeste Clarke, who prepares to leave Earth on a one-way mission to space, and how she comes to terms with leaving everything she’s ever known, including her single aging mother, Angelique. 'Voyager' is currently in post-production.
  • Robyn - Short Film
    Robyn - Short Film‘Roybn’ is a coming-of-age short film centered around a 16-year-old girl who is grappling with social anxiety and depression. Robyn uses tap dancing to expressing herself, in this beautiful dance piece film. The film will be coming to festivals in 2021.
  • Dream Insomniac - BBC New Creatives Short Film
    Dream Insomniac - BBC New Creatives Short Film‘Dream Insomniac’ is a tactile, surreal film indulging the senses through an exploration of a curious dreamspace. The film follows a girl who encounters and dances with an insomniac version of herself. Exploring themes of coming-of-age, sleeplessness, dreams, and tactile curiosity, ‘Dream Insomniac’ is a surreal feast for the senses. Tentatively slated for a 2021 release.
  • Keep It in the Family
    Keep It in the FamilyTaking your partner home for the first time is always nerve wracking, particularly when surprise visitors make an appearance. 'Keep It in the Family' is a funny little comedy short film, centring around a very awkward encounter.
  • True Purpose
    True PurposeTrue 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.
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Projects credited in
  • BFI Film Futures Festival Selection: Hope and Her Two Daughters
    BFI Film Futures Festival Selection: Hope and Her Two DaughtersMy experimental short 'Hope and Her Two Daughters', will be part of the upcoming BFI Future Film Festival in Feb 2022! Big shout out to the cast & crew for bringing this passion project to life ! Writer & Director: Tobore S Dafiaga D.O.P: Séan Mackey Producer: Chloe Potamiti Staring: Lysa-Marie Asiedu, Kelly Mbarga Editor: Anthony Pollard Sound Design: Xana Special thanks: Whole Cast & Crew @bfifilmacademy
  • Hope And Her Two Daughters
    Hope And Her Two DaughtersHope And Her Two Daughters is an experimental exhibition that features a contemporary dance and poetry short film exploring the question “What next?” following the racial unrest of 2020. It has been carried out in collaboration with the Hackney Historic Buildings Trust (HHBT) as part of their Digital Access residency, through which Director & Writer, Tobore S Dafiaga was chosen as one of the Artists to create a project which uses the local history, heritage and architecture of the Grade II liste
  • Canne Short Film Corner accredition: Hope and Her Two Daughters
    Canne Short Film Corner accredition: Hope and Her Two DaughtersMy Experimental short; 'Hope and Her Two Daughters' was accredited in the Market Catalogue for the 2022 edition of the Canne Short Film Corner. The Short Film Corner | Rendez-vous Industry, a professional forum dedicated to filmmakers and short film industry decision-makers, aims to boost interactions between film professionals, empower their exposure and promote the development of projects.
Work history
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    ProducerMovement Films
    Milton Keynes, United KingdomPart Time
    I've produced and overseen various film projects, commercials, promo videos and other corporate videos with my production company Movement Films. I'm also a company director here, so oversee the running of the business.
    Director of PhotographySelf Employed
    United KingdomFreelance
    I work as a freelance DoP, working on various films, commercials and music videos heading up the camera and lighting departments and crafting the visuals for projects
  • Cinematography
  • Filmmaking
  • Film Advertising
  • Video Advertising
  • Video Campaigns
  • Video Marketing
  • Film
  • Camera Operating
  • Lighting Design
  • Film Production
    BA (hons) English Language and Creative WritingLancaster University
     - Lancaster, United Kingdom
    On the English Language side of my degree, I study modules such as 'Language and Advertising', 'Understanding Media', and 'Corporate Communication' to name a few, which focused on marketing and advertisements giving me a deeper understanding as to how to effectively build and market a brand. This knowledge has become invaluable to me in my current career creating video marketing campaigns for businesses. My Creative Writing modules delved into storytelling, deepening my understanding of how to craft a compelling and engaging narrative for a range of mediums, which is imperative when working in the world of film.