Houmam

Colorist Reel

“H” is a colorist who has graded acclaimed ads and music videos for the UK’s top agencies and artists. Highlights of his commercial work include the Gold Lion-winning campaign for Women’s Aid—“Look At Me,” via WCRS London, and spots for Nike, Audi, adidas, Virgin Atlantic, Dyson, Glenfiddich, Intel and McLaren, to note a few. H has lent his artistic touch to music videos for artists FKA Twigs, The Last Shadow Puppets, The War On Drugs and Blur, as well as short films including Tomorrow’s Flames are Already Burning. He graded FKA Twigs promo “M3LL155X” (Melissa) which was nominated in 2016 for both Best VFX at the MTV VMAs and Best Color at the UK MVAs. He also graded the Twigs “Two Weeks,” a nominee for Best VFX at the MTV VMAs in 2015. And he was the colorist for Clock Opera’s “Once And For All,” which earned director Ben Strebel a Cannes YDA honor. H has enjoyed successful collaborations with many high-profile directors such as Andreas Nilsson, Saam Farahmand, directing duo Us, Sam Miller, Nick Gordon and Rollo Jackson, to note a few. He joined MPC LA in 2017.

Born in Beirut, H grew up in England from the age of 11. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Content & Creation for Broadcasting and New Media from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. He began his career as a freelance Associate Producer for The Associated Press coordinating newsfeeds for clients in London across the Middle East and Africa. He went on to work at a design and culture magazine as a Filmmaker and Marketing Director. Among his responsibilities there, covering live music performances. He started directing music videos in 2012, first via Riff Raff Films, then with RSA’s renowned promo arm, Black Dog Films. H started his work as a Colorist at The Mill London, learning the craft from BAFTA-winning Adam Scott before being promoted to full Colorist himself. He then worked at VFX creative boutique Electric Theatre Collective as Head Colorist, and joined MPC London in 2016.

H is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

Work

Kendrick Lamar 'ELEMENT'; Directors, Jonas Lindstroem & the Little Homies

Lucozade, Made to Move; Production Company, Smuggler; Director, Christopher Hewitt

Jay Z ft Damian Marley and Sister Nancy 'BAM'; Production Company, Iconoclast; Director, Rohan Blair-Mangat

Uniqlo, Denim

Belly 'Frozen Water' feat. Future; Director, Rollo Jackson

FKA twigs x Nike, Do You Believe in More?; Production Company, A+//Academy Films; Director, FKA twigs

BMW x Alexander Wang, Sunset

McLaren 675LT; Agency, VCCP; Director, Rob Chiu

Glenfiddich, Magnificent Ten; Agency, Leagas Delaney; Director, Sam Miller