Arev Manoukian directs a dramatic and visual short film. The story of how he became a director is rather interesting. He was thrown right into it. He applied to be a production assistant on a music video shoot but their director had just quit. After the producer saw his reel, he invited Manoukian to the location scout and gave him the job. The producer met the artists and made a shot list on the spot while listening to the music for the first time. It was Manoukian’s first job with a real crew, 35mm film and about 60 extras. The next morning Manoukian did not know what to do when he got to set early, so he started hauling sand bags to help the guys. The key grip told him never to touch the gear. He was a director!
Manoukian’s most current project is with Sony on a cinematic stereo 3D commercial. You should watch the BTS first, and then watch the movie’s director cut below; it was shot at 2500 FPS. Actually, you know what, Don’t just watch. Feel.
Nuit Blanche explores an experience many of us have lived before – a fleeting yet powerful connection with a perfect stranger. Set in a dark cobblestone street in the 1950’s, a man catches the gaze of a woman in a cafe across the street. This split-second moment becomes suspended in time, as the two gravitate towards each other in a hyper real fantasy where nothing can hold them back.