Raqael Aly

Filmmaker

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

Born and raised in London (UK), I graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a First Class Hons in Media & Communications - Film Fiction. Having initially begun my career as a photographer, I later discovered my passion for the art of moving images and decided to explore the art of video making along side photography. Based between London and Istanbul, my client portfolio include vintage fashion labels such as Prangsta and Gecko as well as music video work for globally acclaimed Dubstep bands Zeds Dead and DirtyPhonics (Mad Decent / Dim Mak Records) commissioned by UKF, Bristol based Dubstep musician Phaeleh (Black Acre/Hardlivings), Milano based electronic musician Seth (Skint Records) and a Film Short based M/V for French rap artist Sinik (Six-O-Nine). I have also taken-up a variety advertorial work for brands such as Brutus Trimfit, Häagen-Dazs, Turkish Airlines and Vodafone as well as documentary productions commissioned by Al-Jazeera and MTV. I currently work as a freelancer moving between London/UK and Istanbul/Turkey. Features & Publications: -- UKF (Dubstep) -- 1.4 - Onepointfour.co -- Outlook Festival -- Video Static -- Pigeons & Planes -- Fashion Beans -- DIY Magazine -- The Line of Best Fit -- Brooklyn Vegan -- Banané Magazine -- Nuove Arti Terapie

Skills

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Camera Operation
  • Directing
  • Digital Video
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Lightroom

Companies I’ve worked with

  • MTV

    MTV

    • Television
  • F

    Freelance

    • P

      PIAS UK

      • F

        Film

        Work history

        Currently

        Aug 2015
        • France
        • Freelance
        • 'Full circle, from to tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb, we come' - Joseph Campbell Music video for French trip-hop artist Al'Tarba for his track 'Take Me Back' from his album 'Let The Ghosts Sing'. Woven together with the use of found footage from the musician's own childhood, the video is an avant-grade piece of visual poetry - an ode to the human condition and the memories that shape us.

        Currently

        Director & Photographer

        Freelance

        Jun 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance

        2017

        Director

        Film

        Jan 2017 - May 2017
        • New York, United States
        • Freelance
        • Shortlisted at the UK Film Festival 2017, Tim is presented in three acts, and narrated by a witty omnipresent voice of wisdom. Our protagonist is projected onto a void space that denotes his isolation, despite all of his efforts to make his mark in society, as demonstrated by cuts to the various urban landscapes and characters he interacts with.

        2016

        Director

        Shogun Audio

        Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
        • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
        • Freelance
        • Publicly nominated as 'Best Music Video' for the 'Drum & Bass Arena Awards 2016', I directed the official music video for Technimatic's 'Parallel' (ft. Zara Kershaw) for their forthcoming LP ‘Better Perspective’. The music video tells the unlikely love story between two unlikely characters living parallel lives - an astronaut lost in the city and a 1960’s uptown city girl lost in a Martian like desert landscape.

        2014

        Director

        PIAS UK

        Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Directed an official music video for up and coming rock band Kid Wave (Heavenly Recordings/PIAS). The project was commissioned through OB Management (Director's Rep agency). My role included: Directing, Editing and colour grading. See projects list on profile.

        2014

        Director

        UKF

        Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
        • United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Commissioned by UKF Music to shoot a music video for Dubstep bands Zed's Dead (Mad Decent) and Dirty Phonics (Dim Mak). Over 100,000 hits on the day of its release. Featured on VideoStatic. My roles included: Directing, Producing, Camera Operation + DoP, Editing (Premiere Pro), VFX (Aftereffects) and Colour Grading (Da Vinci Resolve). See project list on profile for more detail.

        2014

        May 2014 - Jun 2014
        • Istanbul, Turkey
        • Freelance
        • Commissioned by Al-Jazeera Turkey to complete the online and offline edits (on Premiere Pro) of the documentary 'No Strings'.

        2014

        Director

        Brutus

        Apr 2014 - May 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Produced a commercial in the form of a short for the British brand 'Brutus Jeans'. Featured and released by the Fashion Beans website, the video honours the label's ethos and its roots in skinhead history. My roles included: Directing, Producing, Camera operation + DoP, Editing (Premiere Pro), Colour Grading (Da Vinci Resolve), and Sound Design (Audition). See project list on profile for more detail.

        2013

        Music Video Director

        UKF

        Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Produced a promotional music video for acclaimed Bristol based Dubstep musician Phaeleh's upcoming album - 'Tides'. The video hit 17,000 views on the first day and topped over 30,000 views within the first week. Currently with hits over 100,000. My roles included: Directing, Producing, Camera operation + DoP, Editing (Final Cut Pro) and VFX (Aftereffects). See project list on profile for more details.

        2013

        Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
        • Istanbul, Turkey
        • Freelance
        • Worked as a Copywriter for Turkish Airlines at ‘Alametifarika’. My responsibilities include copywriting for print, television, radio & digital ad campaigns that included sports personalities like Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant, as well as directing interviews with Golf champions such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, liaising with their managers on behalf of the Turkish Airlines promo video for the sponsored World Golf Final event in Antalya.

        2012

        Music Video Director

        Skint Records

        Jul 2011 - Nov 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • SETH - FLYING HIGH - (MV): Commissioned by Skint to shoot a promotional music video for Milano based electronica musician Seth's second EP. https://vimeo.com/48167422 (Official Selection for Zero Film Festival London 2012) SETH - COQUETTE - (MV): Was commissioned to shoot a promotional music video for up and coming electronic musician Seth (Skint Records) – for his debut EP ‘Cloud Gazing’. The selected track was titled ‘Coquette’. https://vimeo.com/27334301 (Official Selection for the Swedish film Festival 'One Cloud Fest' - 2012 and Zero Film Festival London 2012)

        2011

        Executive Editor

        f.64

        Dec 2009 - Aug 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I was the founder and editor of an online quarterly Film and Photography Magazine F.64 during my time at University. It was an enjoyable experience interviewing people in the industry, as I believe both myself and budding filmmakers were able to benefit from glimpses into the industry, as well as the words of wisdom that successful filmmakers were able to impart. http://www.magcloud.com/user/f64magazine

        2009

        Assistant Producer

        MTV

        Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
        • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
        • Internship
        • Was an assistant producer for 'Heat The Beat' Documentary for MTV Arabia filmed in Dubai. This was during an internship at D-Seven Motion Pictures in Dubai.

        2011

        Jun 2006 - Dec 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Work freelance with a collective group of Photographers known as the ‘East London Photographers Ltd’. Have developed the ability to work with others, good communication skills and patience. Esspecially noted for planning and composition in group work contribution.

        Education

        2011

        Media and Communications

        Goldsmiths, University of London

        Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Media and Communications with a major in Film Fiction.