Posted by Caitlin McAtomney
10. Jul, 2012
I get the distinct feeling Rick Mereki knows what everyone’s favourite washed-up rapper 50 Cent was talking about when he said “When it rains it pours”.
Over the past 12 months the independent Melbourne filmmaker, illustrator and photographer has has been working non-stop after a series of films he directed for STA Travel (MOVE, EAT, LEARN) went viral. Fresh from a stint in NYC working on a project for Sesame Street, Ricky explains that life wasn’t always this batshit crazy…
Rick studied at RMIT before spending several years collaborating on music videos for local record labels, which allowed him scope for creativity and experimentation. He describes his aesthetic as a type of non-narrative visual storytelling incorporating patterns, symmetry and clever cutting. He also reckons one of the best resources for filmmakers looking for inspiration is Vimeo – especially the staff picks – and that we should all check out a film-making team called Everynone.
Rick’s currently working on more music videos, album artwork, web-based collaborations and fashion projects, and just been selected in the Saatchi and Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes as ‘One To Watch’.
To keep an eye on this talented chap’s work and next moves visit rickmereki.com.
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