[FRAMED]: Sami Chakhachiro, Production Coordinator, MTL
[FRAMED] exists to shine light on Framestore’s most fascinating cast of characters: its people. Presented with a probing list of questions and a demandingly short deadline, this feature puts the hopes, dreams, and desktops of our MVPs on the digital wall, for all to see. Welcome to [FRAMED].
What are you guilty of?
Spending too much time on YouTube.
What was your last brush with danger?
Driving in a snowstorm.
Your last brush with greatness?
Surviving that snowstorm ride!
Your worst character fault?
If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?
For some reason when I was a kid, I wanted to be a policeman…no thank you!
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
Driving away to Mexico!
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
My best friend, this little cutie!
What’s your favourite movie/TV show and why?
The Lord of the Rings series is special to me. It is what made me want to work in the film industry. The movies are great with awesome characters, beautiful cinematography, visual effects and the score! But it is when I started watching all the Appendices DVD extras documenting all the long hours behind the scenes footage from the world that Peter Jackson & Co. have brought to life that made me go “Wow!”, this is all amazing work! Look at how much it takes to be involved in the filmmaking process. It was incredible to watch and this is when I knew I wanted to be part of the film industry!
Your greatest achievement?
Made it in the film industry.
Most valuable skill?
Patience — needed in this industry.
Go on, say something bragging:
Been on the tallest building in the world — Burj Khalifa in Dubai! WHAT A VIEW!
Name your vice/pet peeve?
Being late. Timing is everything!
The DREAM project would entail:
Working on a Christopher Nolan or Denis Villeneuve movie.
Your career highlight to date:
Working on my favourite childhood superhero, Spider-Man: No Way Home.
This week I learnt that:
Currently learning a lot on the front end of the pipeline.
What’s your current view?
My man cave! Here’s a peek:
Give us a desk tour!
Laptop, two screens, coffee mug, water bottles, earphones, printer, a space jam mug with some pencils, some portrait puzzles on the wall and cork board.
What do you need to work, on the daily?
Coffee and music.
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Amazing people, creative, diverse. That’s four words, my bad!
Best thing about your work environment?
The peace and quiet in my man cave.
Framestore is great at:
Film and video games.
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Happiness looks like:
Going out with some friends after a long week of work. But in this cold, staying in, cozy on my sofa watching a movie.
If not here, then where?
Somewhere away from this freezing cold! Somewhere warm at the beach.
What do you think of too often?
And not enough?
Hm, the future? I am always thinking of the present.
Couldn’t live without:
My partner in crime.
If you ruled the world:
Providing a better health care system.
Sami Chakhachiro, you’ve been [FRAMED].