Nur Films was proud to be the official video sponsor for the Mayors Lunch for Arts and Culture.
Word has reached us that the ‘Singing tweets’ video we made for COP and Tourism Calgary has won a silver metal in the Canadian Advertising awards. NICE ONE.
The Samantha Savage Smith music video for the captivating song ‘Score’ has been screened at the Sled Island Music and Arts festival as well as chosen for screening at the ECOR center through the GAMMA competition.
Feb 24th 2012
Our feature documentary ‘One Problem’ has recived a rising star award at this years Canada International Film Festival. That is super nice!
December 07 2011
Recently a video we made for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Tourism Calgary has been doing the rounds, including Global, CBC and CNN.
Here is the segment from CNN. You can see the full video in the COMMERCIAL section of Nurfilms.net
Nur Films Just finished a series of documentation and support material workshops across Alberta for the Canada Council for the Arts. We documented Calgary and Edmonton, check out these short clips.
Nur Films Creative Director Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi was voted second best filmmaker in the FastForward Best of Calgary peoples choice 2011. Second to Gary Burns, not bad.
We are showing ‘Haunted’ the Ghostkeeper Music Video in Israel, in Tel Aviv. TLV Icon Film Festival is happening July 8-9th. Cool.
CHECK OUT THE SPEC SPOT FOR LIPTON TEA MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH WORKERS UNION COLLECTIVE
THIS YEAR HAS BEEN AMAZING
Fully moved into our first full functioning creative studio.
Our Ghostkeeper video was very successful at the film festivals most recently having won best music video at Imaginative in Toronto.
Completed our second feature length documentary ‘One Problem’
Currently finishing a short format narrative film
In development on our third feature documentary, a slew of music videos, and a feature prodcution.
More to come.
THE NEW GHOSTKEEPER VIDEO IS AN OFFICAL SELECTION AT THIS YEARS MISSISSAUGA INDEPENDENT FILM FEST 2010
FILMED AND EDITED MY NUR FILMS CONTRIBUTOR MICHEAL WELCHMAN
ERIC LOUIE ‘ANOTHER LIFE’
Nur Films and Hot Yoga on 17th would like to thank everyone who came out to and or made donations for the Nur Films Showcase. At the end of it all we will have raised $2700.00 to help the relief effort in Haiti. You are good people with good hearts and thanks for sitting through the films.
Haiti Fundraiser. Nur Films Showcase.
Nur films and Hot Yoga On 17th have teamed up for a night of film and fundraising. Nur films has put together a showcase of works that will be screened this Sunday the 24th at the Em Media Screening room located at 351 11th Ave SW, entrance through the parking lot. Entry is by donation and all proceeds will be matched by Hot Yoga On 17th and then matched again by the Canadian Government in support of the Haiti relief effort.
Doors open at 6:30 and the show will start at 7 with a selection of short films followed by the feature documentary Street Sounds NY.
7-735 shorts package
745- 845 feature documentary ‘Street Sounds NY’
Nur Film’s Ramin Eshraghi- Yazdi and Calgary’s local rock greats Keys To the City teamed up this year for the High Performance Rodeo’s opening night Grand Stand to provide a collage of sound and film.
Some of the video’s produced for the show can be found in the Music Video section of this site.
NUR FILMS IS A FULL SERVICE CREATIVE AGENCY SPECIALIZING IN FILM AND VIDEO FOR ALL APPLICATIONS FROM WEB CONTENT MARKETING TO NARRATIVE, DOCUMENTARY AND MUSIC VIDEO. HEADED BY CREATIVE DIRECTOR RAMIN ESHRAGHI-YAZDI AND A ROSTER OF SOME OF CALGARY’S FINEST DESIGNERS, ARTISTS, FILM MAKERS, ILLUSTRATORS, AND MUSICIANS, NUR FILMS STRIVES TO MAKE INSPIRING CONTENT THAT IS ACCESSIBLE AND RELEVANT.
Break Out is an experiment in context. Through the use of the same script a story is told twice through the life and motives of two different people, both seeking a fundamental change in their apparent natures. Both characters take steps to separate themselves from unhealthy tendencies which result in two films, back to back, from different genera and shot on a different medium, using the same words in similar situations, but telling different stories.
Originally Break Out was a writing experiment by creative director and filmmaker Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi to see if he could write two different movies using the exact same script. Through development he gave each film context through action, performance, and setting, but also through film variables such as shooting format, lighting schemes, and shooting style. The end result is a 15 minute experiment in context using traditional narrative story telling.
The initial intention was to screen both films separately in the same shorts package but not back to back to fully take advantage of the opportunity of temporal viewing distance to add to the narrative focus of each section of the film. Presently the film can be shown as intended above or back to back as a full piece and each would suit the project and create different reactions from the viewing audience. The films can even be shown on their own as standalone pieces.
One problem is a survey of the Canadian homeless community through the lens of an eleven day cross Canada underwear drive. ‘One problem’ follows Brent King, a Calgary based philanthropist who decides to solve one problem dealing with homelessness for the period of one year, by delivering 30 thousand pairs of clean men’s underwear to 10 homeless shelters in 10 cities across Canada. With three simple goals in mind; to deliver a small luxury to as many people as possible, create some media excitement to bring attention to the issue, and learn as much as possible about homelessness in Canada, Brent acts as a guide through a sensitive and touching journey into the issues of some of Canada’s forgotten citizens.
Received a Rising Star Award at the 2012 Canada International Film Festival.
A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE ABOUT A CROSS CANADA UNDERWEAR DRIVE
CALGARY 2012 SYMPOSIUM
ERIC LOUIE ‘ANOTHER LIFE’
DARCY OBOKATA ‘RUNNING IN CIRCLES’
THE KID BELO
SHORT DOC EPK
WILLOW TREE LIVE AT THE UPTOWN
NUR FILMS PRODUCED 10 SHORT TRAILERS FOR DANCERS’ STUDIO WEST’S 2008/09 SEASON
DANCERS’ STUDIO WEST PRESENTS
TWINED BY JASON STROH
BATA BY ROSANNA TERRACCIANO
TWILIGHT BY HELEN HUSAK
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
A SERIES OF WEB CONTENT VIDEOS FOR CLOTHING GREAT KISER NY
KISER KUNG FU
‘THE SCORE’ BY SAMANTHA SAVAGE SMITH
The Score by Samantha Savage Smith
Directed by Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
DP: Phil Bowen
Production Assistant: Jim Goertz, Troy Greenwood
Make up: Kieth Murray
Special thanks to iStockphoto and EMMEDIA
‘ACROSS THE COUNTRY’ BY WE/OR/ME
‘SUN COME UP’ WE/OR/ME
Received best Music Video award at the 2010 IMAGINative film festival. Selected for best of ‘Alberta Screening’ at the the Calgary International Film Festival.
‘OUTSIDE INN’ DRAGON FLI EMPIRE FT. CADENCE WEAPON
SCRATCH ON FILM FEATURING THE MUSIC OF WOMEN
“GROUP TRANSPORT HALL”
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SAD WOLFMAN or SILVER BULLET ft. MICHEAL WELCHMAN AND DAVE KELLY
NOTE ONE: YES THIS NEXT VIDEO IS IN THE SAME LOCATION AS THE DRAGON FLI EMPIRE VIDEO… WHEN YOU FIND A CREEPY HALLWAY THAT GOES ON FOR MILES YOU HAVE TO USE IT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
NOTE TWO: THIS VIDEO IS PG13
U CAST A SPELL ft. LAURNA GERMSCHEID
THERE IS A FIRE ft. CLIP
“Home as a Romanticized Concept Where Everyone Loves You Always and Forever”
LUCID 44 ‘CHEWING CHICKENS’