Private Project

WITH

A musical tale embracing the new trend of slow-life, togetherness and mindfulness… Globe-trotting through the years, discovering the world, family and friendship through music, WITH is a poetic film counting a search of peace, togetherness, simple joy and present..

  • Rami Mekdachi
    Director
  • Rami Mekdachi
    Writer
  • Rami Mekdachi
    Key Cast
  • Ulona Hooman
    Key Cast
  • Karima Adams
    Key Cast
  • Cecile Gohel
    Key Cast
  • Fred Quota
    Key Cast
  • Fred Jourden
    Key Cast
  • Noe Mekdachi Caustrois
    Key Cast
  • Lili Mekdachi Caustrois
    Key Cast
  • Celine Caustrois
    Key Cast
  • Courtenay Brandt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 11 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Golden State Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 26, 2020
    West Coast Premiere
    Winner - Best Travel Documentary
  • Queen Palm Film Festival
    Palm Springs
    United States
    June 9, 2020
    Best Score - Silver Award
  • Queen Palm Film Festival
    Palm Springs
    United States
    June 9, 2020
    Best Song "Closure" - Bronze Award
  • Nice International Film Festival
    Nice
    France
    June 26, 2020
    Best Director Feature Documentary - Rami Mekdachi
Director Biography - Rami Mekdachi

Rami Mekdachi was born in 1971 in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Paris, France. He lived in Lancaster, England for a few years, and spent some summers in the San-Juan Islands and Seattle, Washington. Rami is a photographer, musician and movie director. He has spent 15 years traveling with his family of 4, recording music, filming their music sessions, encounters, talks, and road-trips.

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Director Statement

Globe-trotting through the years, a camera and a guitar in my hands, discovering the world, family and friendship through music, I wanted to share how togetherness and slow-life can be… Music is not a sound or a song, music is what embraces us all and gathers our souls... Playing music is like talking all together at the same time to create a sentence that no one had in mind before and that’s the magic of togetherness… I had the chance to meet and share moments with amazing friends of friends of friends… Our songs are like a sound-picture of our encounter and a hint on what happened then… Playing together is a way to be anchored in the present together… this movie is a poetic and musical tale shaping a decade of road-trips, encounters, talks and dreams to count a search of peace, togetherness and present…