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Kal-Karman

A FILM DIRECTOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER FROM SAN FRANCISCO AND BASED IN MILAN.  KAL IS FASCINATED BY HUMAN BEINGS.  HE FOCUSES ON THE LOST AND DAMAGED SIDE OF CHARACTER, SEEN THROUGH A VISCERAL, SEXUAL AND ALIEN AESTHETIC.

FILM DEGREES FROM UC BERKELEY AND NYU.  ASSISTANT CINEMATOGRAPHY IN LA.  THEN POST PRODUCTION AT INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC ON “STAR WARS THE PHANTOM MENACE,” “MAGNOLIA”, AND “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN”.

A MOVE TO ITALY IN 2000 AND A NEW CAREER AS FILM EDITOR, INCLUDING “ALPI” FOR ARMIN LINKE, WINNING AT THE VENICE BIENNALE.  EDITING EVOLVES INTO DIRECTING: DOZENS OF MUSIC VIDEOS, DOCUMENTARIES AND COMMERCIALS.

DIRECTING COLLABORATION WITH RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHERS:  INEZ & VINOODH, MERT & MARCUS, CRAIG MCDEAN AND PETER LINDBERGH.

KAL EXPLORES NARRATIVE STORYTELLING FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE ATTENDING STELLA ADLER’S CONSERVATORY FOR ACTING IN NYC.

KAL HAS LENSED CELEBRITIES: JAMES FRANCO, SHAKIRA, LI YIFENG (CHINA), JANICE MAN (CHINA), CAMILA PITANGA (BRAZIL), FILIPPO TIMI (ITALY), AND HAS DIRECTED CAMPAIGNS FOR ARMANI, GUCCI AND BULGARI.

KAL IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING HIS FEATURE SCRIPT “SAFFRON”.

AGENCIES:  JWT SINGAPORE, DDB DUBAI, EURO RSCG PARIS, MCCANN SHANGHAI, OGILVY MADRID, JWT BARCELONA, 1861 UNITED MILAN, SAATCHI & SAATCHI MILAN, SOHO SQUARE SAO PAULO,  BBDO MILAN, DDB BARCELONA, TBWA HAMBURG, YOUNG & RUBICAM MILAN, GREY LISBON, GREY MANILA, HAKUKODU SINGAPORE, KINGFISHER HO CHI MINH, LEO BURNETT HO CHI MINH, LEO BURNETT BEIRUT, LEO BURNETT BELGRADE, LIPMAN NY, JWT MILAN, LOWE WARSAW, MADEMOISELLE NOI PARIS, OGILVY SHANGHAI REM ROME, RISK BEIRUT, TAPSA MADRID, ARMANDO TESTA TURIN, ARMANDO TESTA MILAN, MCCANN ERICKSON BRATISLAVA

BRANDS:  ARMANI, GUCCI, BULGARI, CARTE NOIRE, DAVID YURMAN, DEBEERS, ENEL, FREIXINET, FERRERO, BEIERSDORF, KONIKA MINOLTA, LUX, PEPSICO, PUIG FRAGRANCES, SKY

 

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