Film & Video

Visual Artist

FILM & VIDEO

Selected works

Graak is an educated filmmaker with a Degree from the prestigious University of Arts London, London College of Communication (alumn 2006).

She was taught by the cult filmmakers William Raban and Ken McMullen concentrating her studies on Fiction Directing and Editing.

 

She never felt herself as a classical filmmaker, but was always drawn more towards something in between

Fine Arts Filmmaking and Classical Story Telling not quite crossing either genre.

 

Graak made her career as an Editor, Camera person and Director in Film and TV and as a Digital Broadcast Media Producer in London, UK.

She worked in sound design and animation, directing live broadcast events and shoots and doing live vision mixing.

 

 

Graak Produces and Directs her own artistic short films.

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Experimental On-Going Dance Movement Film Project

"Crossing Mediums"

Teaser 1 & 2 - "Crossing Mediums - The Beginning"

In the experimental Short Film Format the dancer interpretes the composed musical piece to the audience via visual media.

The format is based on Synesthesia where the individual's senses are creating mixed sensory experiences.

 

The idea was created by Graak 2012 while she worked in London as a Producer producing live Broadcasts online and listening to music. She received a private message on chat from her manager saying "we really love your voice, but it's a little hard to concentrate when you are tapping rhythm all the time with your feet".

She had no idea the music had totally taken over her. Soon she started to explore into the idea of how the music affects individual, and eventually found a respons for it all: Synesthesia. Soon the different elements started to fly in: Graak wanted to show the world what she could feel and see in music.

 

With her life partner and dazzling musical genius Music Producer/Composer Sebastian Galassi, she started to explore into the music that would be the key element of the whole creation process. Along a great production team and great dancers around the possibilities to bring the "Crossing Mediums" alive felt finally possible.

POST-PRODUCTION - “Crossing Mediums - The Beginning”

26.10.2016, Helsinki, Finland

 

Producer, Director, Art Director: Rigulio Graak

Dance Performance: Aldina Michelle Topcagic

Music and Music Production: Sebastian Galassi

Director of Photography: Dan Öhman

Costume: Maikki Tielinen

Visual Post-Production: Rigulio Graak

 

Special thanks to Isael Cruz Rojas and Jyri Mustakallio

 

Sposored by: Austrian Embassy Helsinki, Goethe Institute, Laavu Filmi, Kinos Cine Rentals, Tikkurila

PRE-PRODUCTION - “Crossing Mediums - The Exploration”

Summer 2017 Stockholm, Sweden - Helsinki, Finland

 

Producer, Director: Rigulio Graak

Dance Performance: Maria Huhtinen

Music Producer: Sebastian Galassi

Costume: Maikki Tielinen

Post Production: Rigulio Graak

Photos below are Rough Production Photos from the "Crossing Mediums - The Beginning"

Selected films directed by Graak

and a list of film work

(The stills are taken from the films published on youtube, hence the questionable quality - to be edited)

Filmography

(Selected Drama - Documentary - Experimental. Does not include TV-series and Corporate work)

 

 

“Crossing Mediums - Sugar Plum Fairies”

pre-production FINLAND, Short Film 2017 - Producer/Director/Editor

Format: HD

 

“Empower Freedom"

pre-production UK, FINLAND Short Film 2017 - Producer/Director/Editor

Format: HD

In Association with "Empower Freedom - UK"

 

“Crossing Mediums - The Beginning”

post-production FINLAND, Short Film 2016 - Producer/Director/Editor

Format: HD/PMW-EX

Sponsored by: Austrian Embassy Helsinki, Goethe Institute, Tikkurila, Laavu Filmi, Kinos Cine Rentals

 

“The Journey”

GREECE/UK, Feature Film. 2014 - Editor

“One mans' struggle to find answers in a country struggling to find its' own”

Director Lance Nielsen. Starring Jason Flemyng, Duncan Pow, Lindsey Coulson, Tasos Nousias.

Format HD (RED/BMC)

 

“Gaddafi”

UK, Promo Short 2012 - Editor

“As the film is to some degree, about the perception of who Gaddafi was, we decided to do

an interview reel of vox pops with different people on the streets of London.”

Lance Nielsen, Director

Format HD

Eagles Dare Films Production

 

“Life. Nature. You. Get the connection”

FINLAND, Short Film 2011 - Producer/Director/Editor

Format: HD/Animation

WWF

 

“Tarkkailijan näkemys Syyriasta”

FINLAND, Short Film 2011 - Producer/Director/Editor

Format: HD

Verkkostudio

 

“The Split Second”

FINLAND/UK, Short film 2011 - Producer/Director/Editor

“The Split Second is a dark story of a mother-daughter relationship, one's insecurities and

need of recognition. Story of giving in for addiction, being lost and alone in the world,

acceptance and overcoming of death spiced up with a faint cry for existence, all set at the afterlife.”

Format HD and mixed digital media video and various still photography formats, and animation

 

“Reported Missing”

UK, Short Film 2009 - Editor

“Ben waits. Two women come to the door and raise his hopes. Have they found what he has lost?”

Director Timandra Harkness

Format HD.

Festival release at Tres Courts film festival

 

“Boy Meets Girl”

UK, Short Film 2007 - Editor

Director Amber-Marie Smith, DOP’s cut

Format: 35mm.

Elstree Studios, iPod Commercial

 

“Chinese Dinner”

UK, Short Film 2006 - Editor

Director Karen Chan. Format: Super 16mm

National Film Theatre, Premiere June 2006

 

“Respectable Life”

UK, Short Film 2006 - Editor

Skill Set Production, DVD release

Luscious Films Production

 

“The Memory Still”

GREECE, Short Film 2005 - Editor

“A photographer and a pianist have to find the courage to go back in time, and try to discover

the moment that once defined them. A cinematographic montage of letters from one lover to the

other who are trying to overcome the labyrinth of time and fight against the transgression of death.”

Director Eleni Angelopoulos

Format: 35mm

National Film Theatre, Premiere June 2006

 

”Territory Biography”

UK, Short Film 2005 - Director/Editor

Format: Digi Beta

Skill Set Production, DVD release

 

“Fagends”

UK, Short Film 2005 - Director/Editor

Format: Digi Beta

Skill Set Production, DVD release

 

“Lost Story”

UK, Short Film 2004 -Director/Editor

 

“Flamenco”

UK, Short Film.2004 - Director/Editor

Format: Digi Beta

Skill Set Production, DVD release

 

“Roses aRe Red”

UK, Short Film 2003 - Director/Editor

 

“E La Nave Va"

FINLAND, Short Film 2000 - Production Assistant

Director Vesa Rahkola

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