48-filmmakers from across the globe were selected to go deep into the Amazonian jungles of Peru with none other than Werner Herzog. Under his mentorship, we were tasked with one goal, to come out alive and with a film.
An unforgettable experience, I ended up filming a short doc on Gersen, a 12-year old boy living in the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado and his soccer ambitions.
World reknown street biker Leeky ‘DaGod’ Bikestar takes us on his journey through the streets of queens. A compelling and personal story that brings to life the many faces and lifestyles of street bikers.
Shot by: Charlie Owens & Savva Svet
Leeky - Da Bike Star
Gillette spot that covers the history of the male beard. From the ancient warriors, to medieval blacksmiths, to the early pioneers, all men have been searching for the perfect shave.
Director & Producer - Savva Svet Director of Photography - Alberto Mojica 1st AC - Flemming Laursen Gaffer - Eric Gentry Weeks Grip/Swing - Bona Weiss Editor - Savva Svet Colorist - John Kersten VFX Artist: Evan Langley Sound Design: Ken Wilkinson Copywriter: Alex Harvey VO Artist: Barry Zate Music : Five Families by Ryan Taubert
A special thanks to The Red Mill Museum & Alias Costume Rental
Under Armour x Chino
Under Armour x Chino
Commercial campaign for Under Amour's new motorcross sneaker the 'Valsetz'. Followed renowned street biker & motorcross athlete China Braxton in West Baltimore.
We're a fan of club promos. Short, sweet, to the point and always energetic. But this time we wanted to go for a more "high-concept, cinematic" approach, create a mini-short film. No better club to do this for than NYC's biggest club, WEBSTER HALL, for their biggest night of the year, HALLOWEEN.
Client: Webster Hall
Production Company: SAS Productions & Rockaway Media Group
Director: Savva Svet Producer: Mark Khaimov Co-Writer: Michael Buksov Director of Photography: Alberto Mojica Steadicam Operator: Rob G. Christman Grip: Bona Weiss Make up Artist: Faina Rudshteyn Sound Designer/Mixer: Alexandru Grecu Colorist: Derek Morrison
A big thank to all who participated!
A branding piece for Animal, a premiere bodybuilding supplement company, featuring Frank 'The Wrath' McGrath.
Director/Producer - Savva Svet Director of Photography - Alberto Mojica 1st AC - Rob Christman Key Grip - Eric Gentry-Weeks Gaffer - Eddie Bernard Editor - Savva Svet Colorist - Alberto Mojica Sound Design/Mix - Patrick Wilcox Score - Noam Levy VO - Rob Ricotta
Art Basel/ Wynwood
Art Basel/ Wynwood Walls
MatteProjects had flew us out and I shot for 3 days at the Wynwood walls for Goldman Global Arts.
Here's a spec commercial done for Doritos for their "Crash the Superbowl" contest back in 2012.
Shot during the weekend of hurricane Sandy, I was determined to make this project happen, even after all the turmoil caused by the hurricane. So we left our flooded basement for the weekend and drove upstate in the Catskills mountains where we shot this spot.
*Jumping into a freezing cold pond, take after take, is not recommended.*
Doritos® The Big Catch
Ross Vincent was an active runner until a devastating snow boarding accident left him with a serious back injury. He was close to never walking again. Through dedication, hardwork and the support of family and friends, he was able to recuperate and run the NYC Marathon in 2013. He has since ran it two more times.
-- Client - Footlocker Director/Producer - Savva Svet Cinematographer - Adam Richlin Gaffer - John DePinto 1st AC - Stephen Franchek Steadicam Op - Chris Falkowsi Colorist - Josep Catanzano
I went for a drive upstate to the Catskills Mountains for a weekend retreat. The end result is this 3 minute "nonverbal, guided mediation" inspired by Ron Fricke's Baraka and Samsara, entitled "Bodhi".
Michael Stearns - Life In The Gravity Well
Newborn - Runaround ( Official Music Video )
Directed this music video for rock band Newborn.
Produced and shot an 8-stage triathlon, the SOS, up in New Platz.