Ballroom Blitz – TVC

Ballroom Blitz

About The Project

The Ballroom Blitz is a music venue with a robust program of live gigs, DJ sets, and workshops that transition through three rooms. Music is at the center, and not simply a conducive element for a party; a club that is at once dynamic, transformative and diverse. The venue’s programming insists on a thorough hunt for emerging talent both locally and globally, alongside established names from the industry, fostering a collaborative club culture in Beirut.
The concept for the launch video was developed by Julien Chehouri and sanctioned to Fine Line Production for execution. When coming up with the idea for the Ballroom Blitz Video, Studio Safar and Julien wanted to avoid the usual imagery of a club video where there is a young attractive woman dancing. They wanted an anti-hero of sorts , an ambiguous storyline, and a strange encounter. We went for a Noir theme and were lucky to have Nayla Bustros embody what The Ballroom represents, a different space for all crowds to come together.

Logistics: acquiring all needed permits needed, assembling the team and necessary equipment, filming, direction of photography, production management and production assistance,

Directed by Hassan Julien Chehouri
A Studio Safar production
Produced by Fine Line Productions
Production Manager: Saïd Halawi
Starring: Nayla Bustros and Makram Boustani
Director of Photography Hasan Salame
Editing: The Council for Visual Affairs
Colorist: Belal Hibri – Lucid
Original Music Score: Hisham Awad
Sound Design: Jana Saleh
Mixing: Mohamad Safa and Rami El Murr
Mastering: Jad Atoui
1st Assistant Director Cybèle Nader
1st Assitant Camera Amir Fakih
2ND Assistant Camera Yousif Salame
Production Assistant Ilat Knayzeh