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  • Elcid Asaei

    Crimson Black is the brainchild of upcoming Writer, Director and Editor, Elcid Asaei. Born out of his passion for films and filmmaking, the label develops and produces diverse visual content that ranges from music videos and films, to promos and showreels.

    Passionate about communicating stories visually, Elcid followed his Master’s degree in Film Studies at UCL, with a spell in journalism and photography, before making his filmmaking début with the award-winning short documentary, Revolutionary Roads (Rahayeh Enghelab in Farsi), which premièred at Sheffield DocFest and went on to win the Current TV ‘Short Cuts’ prize in 2011.

    2013 proved a big year for Crimson Black, with the completion of ambitious shorts Piranha and Sun up Sun down, alongside pre-production on a number of other projects, including a unique animated film (The Cage), and two feature length films currently in development.

    Watch this space for more news, and keep an eye on our portfolio section for updated video highlights.

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    Nadina started her career in music journalism interviewing major U.S. rock and heavy metals bands, but her love of foreign affairs journalism took her to train at CNN. Since then, Nadina has worked in the newsrooms of CNBC and Fox Business Network as a Producer behind LIVE news shows ranging from foreign to business affairs, field producing live, breaking news and preparing and editing packages.

    Nadina has also gone on to produce shows and segments showcasing startups in the UK and investment in the entrepreneurship industry, producing LIVE-streams from various conferences and working closely with investors.

    Nadina has both LIVE and recording experience of short and long-form features and promotional videos, as well as live anchoring. Next to producing, Nadina is also a journalist and analyst, and a regular commentator on international networks. She has been published on four continents.

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