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Currently based in China and Southeast Asia, Kal Karman is a film director recognized for his talent of blending striking imagery with impactful visual effects in his advertising work.

A native of California, Karman relocated in 1999 to Italy, where in a 15-year span he built up an impressive portfolio working with a collection of internationally renowned brands that include Gucci, Giorgio Armani and Bulgari. He has directed commercials for a number of creative agencies across the globe and lensed leading international celebrities including: James Franco, Shakira, Dilreba Dilmurat 迪丽热巴, Zhao LiYing 赵丽颖, Li Yifeng 李易峰 and Janice Man 文咏珊.

A former student of acting, Karman considers himself an actor’s director who is keen to place the performance first and who is eager to allocate time for rehearsal in order to create the right chemistry on set.

With prior experience in feature film post-production, which includes three years working on Star Wars – The Phantom Menace, Karman has a sharp eye for detail and a strong command of special effects. Past duties include work as a script supervisor, writer, editor, assistant cinematographer and actor.  He likens his approach to the filmmaking process as that of a craftsman looking to create a visually stunning work of art imbued with depth and meaning.   

Karman is currently developing several feature film projects aimed at the Asian market.

 

电影导演卡尔卡门常驻中国和东南亚,擅长在广告作品中将动人心魄的画面与极具冲击力的特效融合为一。

他出生于美国加州,于1999年搬到意大利,并在15年的时间里与古驰、阿玛尼、以及宝格丽等国际一线品牌合作,打造出一份漂亮的作品集。他为世界多家广告公司执导广告,与詹姆斯•弗兰科、夏奇拉、迪丽热巴、 赵丽颖、李易峰、以及文咏珊等明星合作。

卡门曾研习表演,他的导演风格从表演入手,将表演放在首位,在排练中潜心投入大量时间,以在现场打造出恰到好处的化学反应

卡门曾涉足电影后期制作,包括花费三年时间参与《星球大战:魅影危机》的后期制作。他对细节有着敏锐的洞察力,并对视觉特效有着准确的把控力。他的工作还涉及剧本审阅、编剧、剪辑师、摄像助理、以及演员。他将自己的电影创作风格比作一位致力于打造出精美绝伦、内涵丰富的匠人对艺术品的打磨。

卡门近期正在针对亚洲电影市场开发数个电影长片项目。

 

AGENCIES: LEO BURNETT (Ho Chi Minh, Beirut, Belgrade), JWT (Singapore, Shanghai, Milan, Barcelona), DDB (Dubai, Barcelona), EURO RSCG (Paris), MCCANN (Shanghai, Bratislava), OGILVY (Shanghai, Madrid), GREY (Lisbon, Manila, Milan), SAATCHI & SAATCHI (Shanghai, Milan), BBDO (Milan), TBWA (Ho Chi Minh, Hamburg), YOUNG & RUBICAM (Milan), HAKUHODU (Singapore), KINGFISHER (Ho Chi Minh), ARMANDO TESTA (Turin, Milan), SOHO SQUARE (Sao Paulo), IMAGINATION (Shanghai)

 

BRANDS:  Fendi, Bulgari, Armani, Gucci, Carte Noire, David Yurman, Debeers, Falconeri, P&G, Unilever, Enel, Freixinet, Lincoln, Ferrero, Nivea, Konika Minolta, Lux, Pepsico, Puig,  Sky.

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