HELLO, THIS IS HENOK MEBRATU
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER @ ACTION MEDIA

Henok Mebratu
Director / Producer
+251911629452
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henook@gmail.com
Email
P.O.Box 6017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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ABOUT ME

Hénok Mebratu

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER @ ACTION MEDIA

Greetings, Henok speaking. I am self-taught filmmaker born and raised in Addis Ababa. After years of jumping around many trades, I found my passion in story-telling and filmmaking. I have worked on numerous television and radio commercials, over 20 documentaries, a couple of TV Shows and 5 feature films (as an editor / VFX Supervisor). In the past 20 years I wore many hats as an animator, drone pilot, director, editor, graphic designer, instructor, interior designer, photographer, producer, software developer, visual effects supervisor, web developer and a writer.

At Action Media, we specialize in providing full production support (fixing services) for foreign companies coming to Ethiopia and Africa. Our services include: Visa Processing, Film permit, Drone Permit, Customs Clearance for Production Equipment, Hotel Booking, Travel Arrangements, Equipment Sourcing, Film Crew Sourcing, Casting, Location Scouting, Translation, Transcription, even Editing and Post. Please contact me for further details.




EXPERIENCE

Action Media & Communication

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER @ 2016 – Present (2 years)

roduced / Directed 15 documentaries, organized filmmaking workshops, monthly art-house film screening "Addis Indie Screening".

Ace Advertising

DIRECTOR / EDITOR @ 2008 – 2017 (10 YEARS)

Directed and/or edited more than 100 commercials, over 20 documentaries, 2 animation shorts and 3 feature films.

Master Film & Communication

INSTRUCTOR / EDITOR @ 2002 – 2009 (8 YEARS)

Prepared 4 training manuals; created a digital library and local area network (LAN) for the school community; Edited and/or directed hundreds of commercials, one feature film and more than 10 documentaries

EDUCATION

Special Certifications

PHOTOGRAPHY @ MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (ONLINE) @ 2017
SCREENWRITING @ MANHATTAN FILM ACADEMY (DUBAI, UAE) @ 2016

A practical online crash course on Photography and took screenwriting masterclass offered by an experienced screenwriter from Hollywood at the Dubai branch of MFA. 

Blue Nile Film & Television Academy

FILM DIRECTING & SCREENWRITING  @ 2009 – 2010

One year intensive and practical training on film directing and scriptwriting by local and international filmmakers.

HiLCoE

COMPUTER SCIENCE (PGD) @ 1998 – 2001

Studied computer science and acquired skills such as programming and web development. Notable programming languages include C++, Visual Basic, Microsoft .net Framework, PHP, CSS and HTML.

Addis Ababa University

STATISTICS @ 1996 – 1998

Studied statistics and dropped out voluntarily due to lack of interest in the subject matter to pursue computer science.

LANGUAGE

Amharic

READING - WRITING - SPEAKING
(Mother Tongue)

French

READING - WRITING - SPEAKING (BASIC)

English

READING - WRITING - SPEAKING
SKILLS

Expertise Area

In the past 20 years, I have worked as an animator, director, editor, graphic designer, photographer, software developer, visual effects supervisor...Listed below are some of the most notable systems I've mastered along the way (Ranked out of 10)

9
DIRECTING
10
PHOTOSHOP
8
3D MAX
10
EDITING
9
ILLUSTRATOR
10
GRAPHICS DESIGN
8
COLOR GRADING
8
AFTER EFFECTS
8
PHOTOGRAPHY
AWARDS
award

ADDIS to CANNES 2012

BEST EMERGING FILMMAKER

In 2012, I was one of the three Ethiopians selected to participate workshops at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. It was a great experience to be at Cannes, since it helped me to understand the international filmmaking arena.

award

Best Pitch Award

WINNER!

After competing with more than 30 filmmakers from all over Ethiopia, I've won the pitching contest for an environmental film; which later became "We All Count." 

TESTIMONIALS
‘ Henok Mebratu is a very creative, imaginative and hard-working individual. I have known and worked with him for nearly a decade and always found him to be a reliable and supportive colleague. I have worked with many talented people throughout my long career in television and film and have no hesitation in recommending Henok as a top-notch professional partner. ’
Henok Mebratu at Action Media, delivered fast, thoughtful, international-standard quality work within a tight timeframe and on budget, across continents. ’
‘ Henok and his team at Action Media were a vital part of our production team while filming in Ethiopia this year. He is professional, efficient, and was also great company during a challenging shoot.’
‘ Henok [Mebratu] is professional, resourceful, efficient, reliable, creative and calm under pressure. ’
CONTACT ME
+251911629452
Mobile
henook@gmail.com
Email
P.O.Box 6017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Address
GET IN TOUCH

Get In Touch

We specialize in providing full production support services (fixing) for foreign companies coming to Ethiopia and Africa.  Please contact me for further details.
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