Shooting Cities: Moving from Seattle to Jakarta

MOVING CITIES I recently moved from Seattle, USA back to Jakarta, Indonesia and have been thinking a lot about the similarities and differences between these two port cities in terms of shooting. During my time in Seattle (and the stunning...

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Back To 35MM

I spent my whole teens shooting 35mm with my Nikon FM2. It didn't take long to add some Super8mm into the mix with a Bauer C107, but then it all changed with digital.  DV tapes, PD150s, Canon XL1s, moving me quickly into...

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Burmese Daze

There’s lots online about the mysticism of Myanmar, the 1000 year old pagodas and the atmosphere, but really it’s about the people. 

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Suridh 'Shaz' Hassan is a British documentary director/producer based in Jakarta, Indonesia.  He has directed multiple documentaries, including SOKA AFRIKA, which won the Palermo International Sports film festival and was nominated for The One World Media Awards.

He specialises in vérité documentary filmmaking and his latest film FOUL PLAY, an investigative feature documentary that uncovers corruption in football across Asia has recently broadcast on Amazon Prime.

He is currently directing his first fiction feature film SODO EXPRESS. Shot on location in Seattle, Washington, it tells the story of an artist's obsession with technology and social media.

Suridh 'Shaz' Hassan  is also the author of best selling book series, STICKERBOMB which has sold close to 500,000 copies worldwide with the latest edition STICKANDGRIND  due out later this year on Laurence King Publishing.