Directed by Damiano Fieramosca, the stories on sake, a Japanese drink, unfold through personal and intimate insights by creating sensory experiences through immersive sound design and distinct visual textures.
Dubai-based production house electriclimeﬁlms recently worked with JFoodo and CNN to bring an insightful look into the world of sake. Two character pieces, told by a master sake sommelier and a world-renowned chef shed light on the drink that in many countries is unjustly relegated to the status of “free shot after a sushi dinner”.
Directed by Damiano Fieramosca, these pieces unfold through personal and intimate insights by creating sensory experiences through immersive sound design and distinct visual textures.
The ﬁrst ﬁlm focuses on a sake tasting led by master sake sommelier, Joshua Kalinan. The tasting is represented almost as a ritual, where he really allows himself to pause, focus and reﬂect, to get engulfed by the smells and ﬂavors that only then can reveal the nuances that hide beyond the veil. Translated on screen through captivating abstract macro shots, intricate sound design, and naturally lit frames, the essence of sake was captured through its diﬀerent personalities and characteristics.
Told by award-winning chef Pepe Moncayo, the second ﬁlm takes an inside look at the surprising and unconventional heights that certain ingredients can reach if accompanied by sake.
The team follows the preparation of two of Moncayo’s signature ﬁsh-based and sake-matched dishes focusing on the selection and combination of the ingredients and how they interact with sake.
The ﬁlms were shot handheld and in slight slow motion with an Alexa Mini combined with a set of Atlas Orion lenses thus giving the ﬁlms a distinctive crisp feel.
Spanning four days, the ﬁlms were shot in Singapore and Washington D.C.