Nabil Mehchi


Nabil attended California Institute of the Arts in 1981 and studied filmmaking extensively. His film collaboration thesis ”Nomad's land” won the Kaleidoscope 1984 - Best Audience award, in Stockholm. Nabil became a cinematographer and a documentary filmmaker in the early stage of his career that led to a lot of traveling in the States, Europe and the Middle East. In 1990, Nabil was the cinematographer and editor of a mini feature film, "Maggie May" that received the "Kodak Prix De Tournage" in Avignon, France. Film and Video editing were always dominant in Nabil's carrier. Throughout the years, he has edited many films, documentaries and commercials. Since 1993, with the boom of digital editing technology, Nabil has edited many award winning videos, from artists such as Sting, Britney Spears, Beyonce Santana, Jewel and the Roots. Rihanna's "Umbrella" won the MTV 2007 VMA "Best Video of the Year". "Piece of Me" for Britney Spears, won 3 VMA MTV 2008 awards, including "Best Video of the Year".                                                                                   

Music Videos  

Films - Documentaries - TV

  • "Don's Plum" - dir. RD Robb - Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio,Tobey Maguire Zentropa/Polo Pictures
  • "Living Luminaries" on "The Serious Business of Happiness"  dir. Larry Kurnarsky Gotham Metro
  • "Deep Kick" - Docu-Fiction on the Red Hot Chili Peppers dir. Gavin Bowden Warner/Original Films 
  • "Devo" - Live concert DVD  dir .Gerald V. Casale  Rhino
  • "Rhythm & Smoke" - Doussan Gersi (Music & Cigars in Cuba) Tuareg Films 
  • "Blackline - The Beirut Contract" dir. Christian Johnston  Signature/Complex Films 
  • "Asfouri" - dir. Fouad Alaywan  Exit Films
  •  DVD Premiere Awards - 2002 Show & Trailers (introducing Kill Bill)
  • "Big Shot Live" dir. James Bruce CBS/Scouts Well Productions 
  • "If I was you" dir. Josh Evans Guerilla Works
    "Boys on Tour" - Back St Boys DVD  dir. Kai Sehr Jive Records   
  • "Pieces of Heaven"- Brazilian Music dir. Roee Peled Norah Films                                     
  • "Look of the Year " - Elite (World Super Models of the Year) John Casablanca
  • Judith Owen EPK - dir. Kyle LaBrache International Orange/Capitol Records
  • Kendall Payne EPK - dir. Kyle LaBrache International Orange/Capitol Records
  • "Hook TV" dir. John Dietch Adventure Guides
  • "Inside the Goldmine" dir. Josh Evans Cineville
  • "Something Within me" - Gospel Music in New Orleans - dir. Mary Shelton Road Films 
  • "Rockmore" - Artist in New Orleans - St Gates Productions 
  • "Women of New Orleans"  Big Easy Productions   
     Grand Jury Price - New Orleans Film Festival 
  • "Maggie May" dir. Marika Menutis St Gates 
     Kodak Award - Avignon 91
     Chicago Film Fest Award 91
  • "Nomad's Land" - Cal Arts Bachelor Thesis 
     Special Prize of the Jury at the 1984 Stockholm Kaleidoscope Film Festival