Twenty-nine year old Michael Magner, owner of a sub shop and pizzeria, decided to open an authentic Italian restaurant in Beverly, Massachusetts. He needed a chef. Paolo Laboa, a two star Michelin chef, had just moved to Massachusetts with his wife and children from San Francisco. This award-winning chef couldn’t find a job anywhere in the Boston area. Calling All Chefs is the story of the improbable meeting of these two men and the magic they created.–Nubar Alexanian
This is a sample of our documentary work. We are available to produce video projects, collaborate, and are always looking for great stories. You can reach us by email here.
“…The denial of genocide is the final stage of genocide; the first killing followed by the killing of the memory of the killing. The perpetrator’s quest for impunity by denying continues to abuse the victim group by preventing the process of healing for the survivors and the inheritors of the survivors.” ~ Peter Balakian, Black Dog of Fate
The year 2015 will mark one hundred years since the beginning of the genocide of a million and a half Armenians by the Ottoman Turks, an event still denied by the Turkish Government. Journey to Armenia is a 60 minute documentary film that follows Nubar and Abby Alexanian, a father-daughter filmmaking team, as they uncover the devastating effects that the denial has had on their own family and how a staggering act of inhumanity has forever changed what it means to be Armenian. Continue reading →
This is a piece I did for the non-profit division of a high end audio company. It’s a short doc about the language of music produced to inspire middle school students to find their own voice in the world of music. Shot in HD and recorded in surround. The original Musically Speaking was translated into 30 languages and I expect this version to be well on it’s way. We worked with an extremely talented team of musicians, composer, audio engineers of the highest caliber. My role: Creative Director & Director/DP.
This was part of a larger project I was shooting for a high end audio company of a flamenco performance we produced in Madrid. My hope was to create a doc about flamenco music and dance by following these musicians and dancers (most of whom had never worked together) as they rehearsed their way to the performance. The performances were magical. Unfortunately, we ran out of money after the first rough cut of the doc. We needed one more trip to shoot additional footage but it never happened. I studied flamenco music for three years to get to this point of describing this extraordinary art form. Having said all this, what you’ll see here are selects from the first rough cut. If you like flamenco music, you’ll love this.
The dancer isn’t actually dancing, but making a 4 second move with the cloth shot at 1000fps that plays out to about a minute and a half. We did quite a few takes before we got it right. It’s always amazing to see what something looks like shot at high speeds.
Stills and HD video all shot with the iPhone4 of the building, launch and maiden voyage of the Schooner Ardelle, designed and built by Harold Burnham & Friends in Essex, Massachusetts. Using iPhone4′s, the Youbiq Gymbl, a handheld grip for shooting smooth video, and FilmicPro, an app used by many pros. Cameras: Nubar Alexanian & Rebecca Koch.
We created this video for Youbiq, LLC to introduce their amazing new product, the Gymbl, a handheld grip that makes it easy to shoot smooth video and steady stills with an iPhone 4/4S. We shot all the live action footage with the iPhone4 using a Gymbl. Walker Creek Media was involved at every stage of development: from concept, through production, to editing and polishing the final video.