Khalid Salahadin Zampini (Nuvola Productions)
Telephone: 438 401 1504
Web site: www.nuvolaproductions.com
Khalid Salahadin Zampini is an Ethiopian/Canadian Montreal based artist raised in Italy.
Since his very young age and through his student years at Concordia University, Khalid has been immersed in the world of visual arts as well as performing arts.
As a theatre student in fine arts, he was brought to explore and shift from different styles and practices such as: music, theatre, painting, photography and film, broadening his spectrum of experience in artistic expression. Khalid S. Z. wrote, directed and co-produced Cold Country with award-winning Director and Producer Masoud Raouf, along with the participation and support of the Canada Council for the Arts and published by RCI (Radio Canada International). Khalid S. Z. also founded Nuvola Productions; a documentary, film and photography production company. His work consists in filming, editing and producing videos, documentaries and photographs of various socially engaged people and events. He adds his voice to those of the unheard in order to promote art work with the purpose of raising awareness and activism towards worldly issues in need of attention.
Fluent in over 6 languages, he can easily communicate and connect with individuals from all kinds of backgrounds. He translates and tells the tales of the extraordinary people and life situations he encounters and brings forward the social contexts and dynamics influencing their daily life.
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Harare
Participation/Showcases/Public Talks/ Press conferences/ T.V. / Radio/ Media
-2022- February: Khalid S. Z. was a guest speaker for the Afro Urban Festival in Montreal where he also showcased his documentary majorMinority.
-2022- February: Omni news T.V. did a reportage on Khalid Salahadin Zampini on his work and accomplishment in the fight against racism.
-2022 October: Montreal Gazette coverd a story on Khalid Salahadin Zampini's work on his documentaries and fight against racism and solution of inclusion in Montreal, Quebec and in all of Canada.
-2022- “Don Victor” was announced as the Award Winner of Amsterdam Short Film Festival
“Don Victor” and “majorMinority” were both official selections of Montreal Independent Film Festival,
majorMinority was an Official Selection of Afro Urban Festival,
“Don Victor” an Official Selection of Berlin International Art Film Festival,
“Don Victor” a Semi finalist of Berlin Short Award, Semifinalist of Dubai Independent Film Festival, Semi Finalist of Munich Short Film Award,
-2021- “Don Victor” the documentary has been an official selection for L.A. Sun Film Fest
-2020- Khalid Salahadin Zampini Created and organized In Lak’ech Festival in Holbox MX. He also showcased one feature length documentary “Don Victor” and 2 short documentaries “RecyClarte” and “Arte de Ayudar”
-2019- RedNigger, a controversial VideoArt project denouncing racism. Montreal, Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AJ-mG61Cjg&t=28s
-2018- 2 horror movie type trailers for a Scape game and hunted mansion games for “La Piaule” youth Center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZR-fEOCkkc&t=6s
-2017- Miss Eaves music video in collaboration with the New York Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrNYRfqFRlE
Cameraman, Editor and Photographer for Events and Festivals:
2016 Tribe hostel in Holbox Mexico
2015 IPAF Soñando por Holbox International Public Art Festival, Mexico
2014 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal ( Banda Ayde)
2013 Rencontre International de Capoeira, Montreal
2013 Brazilian Carnival, Montreal
2012 Rio 40 Graus Montreal
2012 Equipe em Festa Montreal
2012 Seminario e troca di Corda Jiu-Jitsu Equipe Tanque, Montreal
Filmed, Edited and Produced promotional videos for:
2016 Tribe hostel in Holbox Mexico
2015 IPAf International Public Art Festival Holbox Mexico
2014 Banda Ayde, Montreal
2013 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Equipe Tanque, Montreal
2013 Equipe Capoeira brasileira Montreal
2013 Kettle Bell promo for Arts Corps
2013 MMA Fitness pour Famme
2012 Paulo Ramos, Montreal based Brazilian singer song writer
2012 Bia, Brazilian singer song writer, Montreal
2012 Balako do Samba, Montreal based Brazilian band
2012 Andiara, Brazilian singer song writer, Quebec
2012 Forossanova Quebec based Brazilian band, Quebec
2012 Terrato, Montreal based Brazilian band
Independent documentaries & Films:
2017 "majorMinority Montreal, CAN Toronto CAN, New York, USA
2016 "The butterfly effect / L'effect papillon" Montreal Q.C. Canada
2015 "T.I.M.E." Montreal, Toronto; CAN. New York USA*
2014 "The Banana Man" Shashamane, Ethiopia *
2013 "Take time"Montreal
2013 "The Neighbour's Short Circuit" Calistica Enterprise Montreal
2012 "Cold Country" Toronto/Montreal*
2011 "Dreaming of Masoud" Montreal http://vision.rcinet.ca/video/4M6M4N465KSB/Dreaming-of-Masoud/
* Available upon request. Films not online as they are being submitted for festivals.
Related Employment History:
2015-2017 La Piaule youth centre, educator, coordinator, animator. Montreal Q.C. Canada
2010/2014 Maison des Jeunes C.D.N drums teacher, animator, coordinator. Montreal Q.C. Canada
2009/2010 Sound engineer, Producer and Assistant Animator CFMB Radio Montreal Q.C. Canada
2006/2008 Sound technician - Radio Operator at CFMB Radio Montreal, Montreal Q.C. Canada