Cres: One Life | Documentary

Carlos "Cres" Santiago is not a stereotypical rapper. After quitting his job as a sales representative to pursue his dream, Cres moves from Alicante, Spain, to New York, where he meets Alex F. Ghassan - a talented director, who had been working with many artists but tragically passed away in 2016. We follow Cres' collaborations with well-known rappers in New York in the early 2010's - we dive into the process of how music videos have been created with some of the most legendary artists. More than that, we get to understand the creative processes that usually stay behind the scenes. The film shows the human side of hip-hop and the philosophy of the creative process. The documentary film includes footage shot within the last 15 years across two continents, and among others, features Arkano (Guinness World Record Holder), R de Rumba (Violadores del Verso), Nach (rapper and poet) and Crystal Caines (producer, rapper). Most of the footage of Cres in the film was filmed in the year 2017 when Vita Pictura's production team visited Alicante and its vicinity in Spain. Therefore, in some way, this film is a time capsule of the music atmosphere and trends in Spain and the US during the 2010s. In 2017, Cres felt that music is a reflection of freedom, which he exercised by having his unique two-language style of rapping on the topics he felt were important to him. Therefore, in some way, this is more than a documentary, this is a time capsule of that time period. Not only do we understand Cres' ideas, but we also interview other musicians from Spain and the US who collaborated with him previously. The time capsule that this film is, shows us the state in which music was in before everything changed.

  • Georgius Misjura
    Director
  • Georgius Misjura
    Producer
  • Alex F. Ghasssan
    Original Idea
  • Roman Pototski
    Assistant Director
  • Aleksei Kulikov
    DOP
  • Max Kazmirevski
    Color Grading
  • Aleksei Kulikov
    Motion Design
  • Dmitri Morjakin
    Motion Design
  • Kaupo Kuusemäe
    Motion Design
  • Georgius Misjura
    Video Editor
  • Aivars Sesters
    Assistant Editors
  • Anett Naruskberg
    Assistant Editors
  • Kaupo Kuusemäe
    Assistant Editors
  • Mihhail Tkats
    Assistant Editors
  • Nikita Kurashov
    Assistant Editors
  • Randel Pomber
    Assistant Editors
  • Carlos Santiago
    Subtitles
  • Dmitri Morjakin
    Sound Editing & Mixing
  • Cres (and collaborators)
    Music
  • Esko Brothers
    Poster Design
  • Elephant Studio & Vita Pictura
    Camera Equipment
  • Vita Pictura
    Lighting Equipment
  • Alex F. Ghassan
    Photographs courtesy of
  • Benjamin Michel
    Photographs courtesy of
  • Natalie Pastakeda
    Photographs courtesy of
  • Lenworth McIntosh “Joonbug”
    Photographs courtesy of
  • Alex F. Ghassan
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Kapta
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Checo
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Alexander Escobar
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Carlos Santiago (Cres)
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Gabriel Adderley
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Iker López
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Miguel Gluckstern
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Lucas Sempere
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Eduardo Martin
    Footage used in the documentary
  • LPG prod
    Footage used in the documentary
  • Benjamin Michel
    Special Thanks to
  • Ekaterina Nemtsova
    Special Thanks to
  • Emilie Grandchamps
    Special Thanks to
  • Elephant Studio
    Special Thanks to
  • Isam Muhammad
    Special Thanks to
  • Fil Vinokurov
    Special Thanks to
  • Madlene India Sabin
    Special Thanks to
  • Mihhail Tkats
    Special Thanks to
  • Thomas Pizzinga
    Special Thanks to
  • Richi Fernandez-Corugedo Martinez
    Special Thanks to
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 46 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Estonia
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, Spain, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Georgius Misjura

Georgius started his film career at Southampton Solent University while learning Film studies from 2007-2010. After graduating from the university with a Ba(Hons) and Ma(Hons) degrees with Distinction, he has joined respected British filmmaker Jon Sander in editing two of his feature films, while progressing as a video professional in video editing, director and producer.

In 2012, he also co-founded Vita Pictura, Estonia-, Finland- and UK-based film production company, with such clients as Nike Estonia, Weekend Festival, Samsung Baltic, Nordic Business Forum, Red Bull, NH7 Bacardi Weekender, and too many other projects to mention here.

By 2020, he directed numerous documentary films for his own and other companies, fiction films, corporate videos, commercials, and music videos. His style can be easily detected - Georgius is a versatile director and editor, not afraid to combine different styles in his editing works.

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