After a hugely successful international film festival circuit, the multiple-award-winning SAND MEN, produced and directed by TAL AMIRAN, is now available to watch on VIMEO as a VIMEO STAFF PICK. SAND MEN has been an official selection at over 30 film festivals around the world over the last 12 months and has won a host of prestigious awards. SAND MEN has continued TAL AMIRAN'S impressive trajectory after his 2016 film, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, won multiple festival awards including a top gong at London Short Film Festival.

SAND MEN gives the audience an insight into the realities of life for a group of Romanian sand sculptors working on the streets of London. NECULAI, AUREL and RAJ describe the hardships they face every day as they use their artistic skills as a means to support themselves and their families in a foreign country. As we hear their stories alongside footage of their amazing sculpture craft, it is difficult not to be moved by their enduring hope in the face of extreme difficulty.

It was a pleasure to be asked by TAL to compose the music for SAND MEN. Music is used sparingly during the film but we're really proud of the way it complements the ending of the film. I was aiming to re-enforce the uncertain futures faced by the film's 3 main characters with a piece that felt both hopeful and sad at the same time. My music is made up of treated accordion recordings which I used to create an expressive sampled instrument.

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Directed, shot and edited by TAL AMIRAN

Sound Design by RICK BLYTHING