• Stunning Short Film

    by  • February 25, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    As a short film filmmaker myself, I can attest that good short films are really difficult to make. Which is why I find this piece to be so compelling. It’s every bit as beautiful as anything created in Hollywood.

    Arev Manoukian, the director/editor of Nuit Blanche, won the$100,000 grand prize of the LG Life’s Good FilmFest a year ago. Manoukian says the video had a $10,000 budget.

    There’s also a Making of Nuit Blanche video that shows how the project was made. There are thirteen people listed in the credits and they spent six months shooting the video and creating the effects. Wait until you see just how much of the short is CGI!


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.