MPC has brought in colourist Houmam “H” Abdallah to its global MPC Colour team. Abdallah will start his MPC career in London but will later move to Los Angeles, and work alongside colourist Mark Gethin, US Creative Director/Colour, and colourist Ricky Gausis.
Abdallah has spent the past three years colouring as well as directing projects out of Black Dog Films. He has also worked at Electric Theatre Collective collaborating with directors including Andreas Nilsson, Saam Farahmand, directing duo Us, Sam Miller, Nick Gordon and Rollo Jackson. Among the commercial work he has graded is 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.
"I’ve been a fan of Houmam’s work for a while now, so I’m really excited about him joining our Los Angeles team,” said Mark Gethin, MPC LA Creative Director/Colourist. “He brings an enthusiasm and sensibility to his craft that will complement our ever growing team and I’m sure he will be a big success in the U.S. market."
“Joining MPC in Los Angeles is a golden opportunity to work with the best directors and cinematographers in the world and amongst colleagues I have long admired and been inspired by, Mark Gethin and Ricky Gausis,” Abdallah said. “I’m excited to collaborate with new commercial clients on memorable brand work, and now that I’m in the entertainment capitol of the world, I look forward to getting in the mix of grading films and TV series. I truly love what I do and look forward to being part of MPC LA.”
Abdallah has worked on 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 Colour at the UK MVAs. He also graded the Twigs “Two Weeks,” a nominee for Best VFX at the MTV VMAs in 2015. And H was the colourist for Clock Opera’s “Once And For All,” which earned director Ben Strebel a Cannes YDA honor.
Recent work from the MPC LA Colour team includes Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women (Mark Gethin), FX’s series “Atlanta” (Ricky Gausis), Samsung Surf “Snail” (Ricky Gausis), Vaseline “Wonder Jelly” (Mark Gethin) and The Weeknd “Mania” (Mark Gethin).