I am a FILM PRODUCER, producing documentary Image Matters RT 80 mins 2012
A FILM DIRECTOR, directing (and producing) documentary Taking Over the King’s Land (RT 27 min) 2014
and a FILM ARTIST, with many films made for single screen, installation and gallery exhibition.
I have also made many films from commissions, from portraits of artists to documentations of projects and promotional videos for clients. I wrote the screenplay for Zippo (dir RV Williams, 2011)
Taking Over the King’s Land
My most recent film as producer-director is the 2014 documentary Taking Over the King’s Land (23.00 min RT) about the biggest ever solo street art project in London.
website & full films streaming http://www.kingslandmural.co.uk/
-Running time: 50 min
-Director: Rozy Sarkis
-Co-Producer: Gillian McIver
-Editor: Jonathan Stirling
-DOP: Ziad Chahoud
In the midst of war, they indulge in a shopping spree. And in between all of this, they always make time for a visit to the plastic surgeon. Image Matters is a thought provoking feature documentary directed by Rozy Sarkis inspired by the bizarre world she has witnessed around her while growing up in a wealthy village in war-torn Lebanon.
With the spotlight on Marinelle, a popular Lebanese soap-opera actress, Sarkis follows the story of a 40-year-old woman with an insatiable desire to transform her face in an attempt to regain the lost beauty of youth. Standing as a stark backdrop to the family drama, is a country that is going through its own upheaval with a wider picture of instability and uncertainty rearing its ugly head.
Experimental films are on https://vimeo.com/album/2598339
Essay films are on https://vimeo.com/album/4526386