Physical Production

Karim Belkasemi

Director of Photography

My fascination with video began early on, sparked by creating skate videos as a teenager. At 16, I moved to NYC to learn English and pursue filmmaking. By 18, I was studying film in Abu Dhabi. Then, I dove into the film industry as a camera assistant.

In Los Angeles at 20, I joined a camera union and landed roles on big movies like “Ninja Turtles” and “Fast and Furious 7,8,9” I moved up the ladder, eventually operating cameras for the Oscar-nominated “Ford vs Ferrari.”

My journey led to collaborating with Russian directors on cinematic projects, earning recognition for cinematography in films like one shot in Spain, nominated for a Golden Eagle award. I even worked on the opening scene of “Ben-Hur” with director Timur Bekmambetov.

Alongside movies, I delved into music videos and commercials. In 2023, I began directing music videos.