The concept of the video was inspired by the images of Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy covered in dust in the ambulance after his house was hit by a bomb. Like everyone in the world I was heartbroken by that image but I also saw a glimmer of hope. As dark as the subject matter is the point of our "Believer" video was to capture the resilience of youth and the hope displayed by communities coming together to save victims from the rubble.
If it wasn't for the support from Sjoerd of Showtek and guidance from Diplo and his creative director Sara, this video would not have turned out as emotionally powerful as it has.They supported us going to the Middle East, shooting with all local cast, crew and keeping it as authentic as possible. There were countless obstacles that go along with shooting in an unfamiliar country but with the help of the local film community we got through them all and created something special in the process.
Director: Christopher Louie
Producer: Daniel Pleacoff
Director of Photography: Houssam Shahine
1st Assistant Director: Hady Mahmoud
Costume Designer: Dessarae Harrington
Production Company: Uprise Media/Backstage Pictures
Line Producer: Mohamed El Raie
Head of Production: Samer Salah
Art Director: Mark Wagih
Production Manager: Mohamed Salah
Boy: John Malak
Monster: Amr Patrick
Mother: Samah Abd El-Aal
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP PROVIDE RELIEF TO CHILDREN AFFECTED BY THE CONFLICT IN SYRIA BY DONATING TO SAVE THE CHILDREN: http://bit.ly/2hR1g6l