Ari Kwasner-Catsi

Director's Assistant

Also available as a:
Camera Assistant

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Ari Kwasner-Catsi is a Director’s Assistant & Motion Assistant from Sydney, Australia, with a history in fashion campaigns and music videos. Ari takes a hands-on practical approach to the role by utilising his broad production knowledge to translate a director’s ideas into practical steps, regardless of the budget or scale, and then communicate that with a team.

He thrives most during the production phases, jumping into whatever additional tasks are required to ensure the shoot runs smoothly – often acting as Editor and Camera Assistant on the same job. As well as managing communication with the Director and their overall well-being.

Stills & Motion

Date Prod Co / Agency Brand / Title Type Director Photographer Producer DOP Role Vimeo / Youtube Link

2024 - Aug

Rullino Vitale

CAP74024

Editorial

Lara Angelil

Efosa Osaghae

Zoe Que

Junior Producer

N/A

2023 - Feb

The Artist Group

Muma Studios AW 23

Motion

Claudia Rose

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

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2023 - Jan

The Artist Group

AJE AW23

Motion

Claudia Rose

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

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2022 - Nov

The Artist Group

IKKARI Launch

Motion

Claudia Rose

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

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2022 - Nov

Miss Smith

Strand Bags Xmas 22

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Brooke Smith

Motion Assistant

N/A

2022 - Nov

Miss Smith

Witchery AS22

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Brooke Smith

Motion Assistant

N/A

2022 - Oct

The Artist Group

Mecca Cosmetics SS22

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

N/A

2022 - Oct

The Artist Group

Marie Claire ‘Nakkiah Lui’

Magazine Content

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

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2022 - Sep

The Artist Group

Alais Mae SS22

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

N/A

2022 - Sep

The Artist Group

Bonds SS22 Christmas

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

N/A

2022 - Sep

The Artist Group

General Pants SS22

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant / 2nd Cam Operator

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2022 - Aug

The Artist Group

Le Specs SS22

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

N/A

2022 - Aug

The Artist Group

Le Specs SS22

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

N/A

2021 - Dec

The Artist Group

Jagged x Georgia

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

N/A

2021 - Dec

The Artist Group

Gut Mag Christmas Editorial

Magazine Content

Ribal Hosn

Manuela Leigh

Motion Assistant

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2021 - Jul

The Artist Group

Mecca Cosmetics SS21

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

N/A

2021 - May

The Artist Group

Glassons AS21

Motion

Daphne Nguyen

Manuela Leigh

Motion Assistant

N/A

2021 - May

The Artist Group

Country Road ‘Home’

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

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2021 - Apr

The Artist Group

SIR The Label AS21

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

N/A

2020 - Nov

The Artist Group

Country Road ‘Forager’

Motion

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Motion Assistant

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TV Commercials / Branded Content

Date Prod Co / Agency Brand / Title Type Director Role Vimeo / Youtube Link

2023 - Feb

Space Between

Nike Air Max x JD Sports

Branded Content

Ribal Hosn

N/A

2022 - Jun

Are Media

Vanish x Marie Claire

Branded Content

Byron Spencer

Director's Assistant / Editor

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2022 - Feb

Monster Children

Levi's Pride

Branded Content

Byron Spencer

Director's Assistant / Editor

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2021 - Aug

Manuela Leigh

Benee x Bershka

Branded Content

Byron Spencer

Director's Assistant / Editor

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2020 - Apr

Taboo Group

HypeDC 'Sneakerteller's

Branded Content

Byron Spencer

Director's Assistant / Editor

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Music Videos

Date Prod Co Artist / Title Director Producer Role Vimeo / Youtube Link

2021 - Oct

Ten Fingers

'Born for this Bullshit' Ben Lee

Byron Spencer

Manuela Leigh

Director's Assistant / Editor's Assistant

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2021 - Jun

Ourness

'Same thing' Genesis Owusu

Byron Spencer

Manuela Leigh

Director's Assistant

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2021 - May

The Artist Group

'Bus Stop' Kinder Sounds

Ribal Hosn

Kate Sullivan

Director's Assistant

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2021 - Apr

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'Born 2 Ride' Deepfaith

Byron Spencer

-

Director's Assistant

N/A

2021 - Apr

Lion Management

'Jealousy' Isabella Manfredi

Byron Spencer

Rebecca Deasy

Director's Assistant

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Fashion Shows

Date Prod Co / Agency Brand / Title Role

2022 - May

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‘Iordanes Gogos’ ’23 AAFW

Director / DoP / Editor

2021 - Jun

The Artist Group

Alice McCall MBFWA ’22

Motion Assistant

Other Related Experience

Date(s) Client Brand / Title Producer DOP Role Vimeo / Youtube Link

2022-01

Visual Album

'Dead Or Alive' Gabriel.LCR

Renée Kypriotis

Darwin Schulze

Director / Editor

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2022-09

Music Video

'Sweet Toxic Love' Fumiko

Eric Zac Perry

Darwin Schulze

Director / Editor

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2022-02

Campaign

RTTS.Land Shop Launch

Imogen Wilson

Rachael Gammel

Director / Editor

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2022-04

Short Film

WAITING

Eric Zac Perry

Darwin Schulze

Writer / Directkr

N/A

2022-06

Music Video

'Mami' COBRAH

Kurt Johnson

Darwin Schulze

Director / Editor

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2023-01

Short Film

CONCRETE

Eric Zac Perry / Manuela Leigh

Ryan Bell

Writer / Director

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Countries Worked in

  • Australia

Directors Worked with

  • Byron Spencer
  • Claudia Rose
  • Daphne Nguyen
  • Ribal Hosn

Production Companies Worked with

  • Kitchen Creative
  • Miss Smith
  • Monster Children
  • Ourness
  • The Artist Group
  • The Taboo Group

Technical Skills

  • Final Cut Pro - Intermediate
  • Premier Pro - Advanced
  • After Effects - Basic
  • Photoshop - Intermediate
  • InDesign - Intermediate
  • Davinci Resolve (Editing) - Advanced Microsoft Suite - Intermediate

Additional Skills

  • Valid driving license
  • Unrestricted working rights in EU + US + AU
  • Mid-Level Editor - Premiere & Resolve
  • Data Management