Hazem Berrabah
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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BIOGRAPHY



Hazem Berrabah made his first technical steps along with his father, who was a director in the 1990s in Tunisia.
Between 2004 and 2007, while studying in Paris at The Highest School of Cinematographic Studies (ESEC), and then to Sorbonne University (Paris III), he gained multiple experiences as a gaffer, and a cinematographer in short movies and has also been a TV cameraman in notorious programs of French TV (“Les guignols de l’info”, Canal + and other TV programs directed by Serge Khalfon and Jean-Louis Cap).
Since 2007, he evolved as a cinematographer in Tunisia and in other Arab countries, working on several award-winning short movies and documentaries (along Nacer Khémir side).
Between 2009 and 2012, he continues on this path and collaborates with contemporary dance choreographers and visual artists (such as Hervé Sika, Maflohé Passadouet, Elsa Pernot and Radhouane Medeb...) as a lighting designer, videographer and photographer. He directs “Maj’noun“, a cinema-dance essay selected in festivals of multiple countries around the world and exhibits his photos of bodies in movement, in Tunis and Dubai.
Since 2012, Hazem Berrabah is settled in Tunis and works in different other countries. He mainly focused on cinematography and signed the photography of many features in Tunisia, Algeria and France from independent contemporary projects (like “ISOLA” directed by Fabianny Deschamps, selected in ACID - Cannes 2016), to war films (such as “Le Puits” directed by Lotfi Bouchouchi), and short movies (such as “In Overtime” directed by Rami Yassin, selected in Orizzonti – Venice 2014). He also occasionally signed the cinematography of some TV series (like “Achour 10” in Algeria), and other TV commercials in different African countries (Toyota, Coca-Cola, Danone, Emirates NBD, Oreedoo, Safaricom…).
Since 2014, he launched DigiColors, his own color-grading studio (DaVinci) in Tunis, where he further polished his own images improving therefore his artwork.
Through his journey, Hazem Berrabah is today armed with an eye and an artistic approach that both combine flexibility and technical rigor.
 


FILMOGRAPHY


 

2017

[Feature]

“Look at me“ by Nejib Belkadhi

Propaganda

Tunisia & France

 

[Docu.]

“On the Transversal“ by Sami Tlili

Nomadis Films

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Terror“ by Nawfel Sahéb-Ettabaa

Startus Films

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Astra“ by Nidhal Guiga

Nomadis Films

Tunisia

2016

[Feature]

“Saint Augustine“ by Samir Seif

CTV Production

Tunisia & Algeria

 

[Docu.]

“Tangled in imbroglio “ by Walid Tayaa

Trilya Production

Tunisia

2015

[Feature]

“ISOLA“ by Fabianny Deschamps

Official selection ACID – Cannes Film Festival 2016

Paraiso & Audimage

Fr, Tun & Italia

 

[TV Serie]

“Achour 10“ by Djaffar Gacem

Prod'Art Films

Algeria

2014

[Feature]

“The Well“ by Lotfi Bouchichi

BL Films

Algeria

 

[Feature]

“Dictashot“ by Mokhtar Laajimi

CTV Production

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“In Overtime“ by Rami Yasin

Official selection Orizzonti - Venezia Film Festival 2015

Philistine Films

Jordania

2013

[Feature]

“Shouk El Yasmine“ by Rachid Ferchiou

Salammbô Films

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“180° happiness“ by Wassim Korbi

Media Plus

Mauritania

 

[Short]

“Cold Blood“ by Chakib Taleb

Elefanto Films

France

 

[Short]

“Wooden Hand“ by Kaouther Ben Hnia

Paprika Films

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Selma“ by Mohamed Ben Attia

Nomadis & Propa.

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Precipice“ by Nadia Touijer

Exit production

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Bobby“ by Mehdi M. Barsaoui

CinéTéléFilms

Tunisia

2012

[Docu.]

“Looking for Mouheiddine“ by Nacer Khémir

Wallada Production

Tunisia

 

[Docu.]

“Cursed be the Phosphate“ by Sami Tlili

Nomadis & CTF

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Maj’noun“ by Hazem Berrabah

Rabah & Audimage

Tunisia & France

2011

[Docu.]

“Sheherazade“ by Nacer Khémir

Wallada Production

Tunisia

 

[TV Serie]

“Zein Saadyk“ by Lassaâd Oueslati

LounaVision

Algeria

 

[Short]

“76 Law“ by Mohamed Ben Attia

Nomadis Images

Tunisia

2010

[Short]

“Haneen“ by Oussema Bawardi

Philistine Films

Jordania

 

[Short]

“Why me ?“ by Amine Chiboub

AtlasVision

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Sideways” by Mehdi Barsaoui

CinéTéléFilms

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Mouja” by Mohamed Ben Attia

Nomadis & Ulysson

Tunisia

2009

[Docu.]

“Houbara” by Raymond Sabbah

SeaDunes

U.A.E

 

[Short]

“Glaçons” by Bahri Ben Yahmed

CinéTéléFilms

Tunisia

2008

[Docu.]

“The Alphabet of My Mother“ by Nacer Khemir

Wallada Production

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Obsessions“ by Amine Chiboub

Startus Films

Tunisia

 

[Short]

“Contrast“ by Bahri Ben Yahmed

N. Atmosphère

Tunisia

2007

[Short]

“Refuge” by H. Berrabah & J. Guillery

HalluCiné

France

 

[Short]

“Partie de Poker” by E. Pham Thai Lan

HalluCiné

France