You must see “Flawless” – an incredible DSLR engagement film

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“Flawless” is an incredible action short about a couple's engagement that will blow your socks off. Our thanks to Kevin Shahinian and his crew at Pacific Pictures for sending this incredible engagement concept film to planet5D first! We got a sneak peek at this last week at NAB and just like his film “City of Lakes“, this will leave you picking your jaw off the floor. Oh, and yes, it was shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews)! We only get to see the trailer for now – can't wait to show you the whole film!

Pacific Pictures' 'Flawless' - behind the scenes

Pacific Pictures' 'Flawless' - behind the scenes

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Kevin's introduction

From the Pacific Pictures pre-release blog post

Pushing the boundaries and exploring unexpected genres, particularly the suspense-thriller, were the cornerstones of heightening the romance and emotional drama in one of our early concept films, “Snow.” But when we heard the length's Ravi went through to make the night of his proposal to Rekha absolutely perfect, and the way more than a few things didn't go to plan, I knew we had the framework for an all-out action-romance film on our hands. The ambitious production would bring the relatively conservative east coast natives to the west coast to shoot on-location in Los Angeles; a surprise spectacular set to debut at their two-day South Asian wedding in Miami, FL. It's not everyday a couple get to star in their very own action film and it's not often we get to close down streets and use some pretty amazing toys to bring such a large scale vision to life. The process trailer and Porsche Cayenne chase car with Gemini crane pictured above (recently used in “The Dark Knight” and “Transformers” movies) were among the many highlights.

here's the trailer

“FLAWLESS” The Official Trailer from PACIFIC PICTURES on Vimeo.

The description

How far would you go to execute the perfect plan?

How far would you go for love?

Ravi thought he had it all figured out. The night of his proposal to Rekha was set to be perfect. When suddenly things take a wild turn – in the most unexpected way at the most inopportune time. Finding the right words is one thing. Proving it with actions is something else entirely. A string of high profile jewelry store heists has kept authorities baffled. A break leads Police to a pair of suspects: two couples, two well-laid plans. For one, the biggest obstacle will come at the worst possible time.

Putting it all on screen posed an entirely new set of challenges. Although action and romance may appear to be an unlikely pairing, we've had many unique opportunities to explore the ways genre conventions and narrative fiction can enhance documentary storytelling and were excited to take a leap into the action genre with our latest film, “FLAWLESS.” The all-DSLR, Canon 5D Mark II production spanned four nights in Los Angeles and included the use of a process trailer and Porsche Cayenne with Gemini crane furnished by Amazingly realistic picture vehicles were provided by Shooting a police chase on-location with world class stunt drivers under the supervision of stunt coordinator Gianni Biasetti was one of many highlights, as was staging a full-blown heist of the gorgeous in Fashion Island.

Pacific Pictures presents “FLAWLESS”
Starring Ravi Gandhi, Rekha Velisetty, Kavi Ladnier & Roger Narayan
Written & Directed by Kevin Shahinian
Produced by Kevin Shahinian & Snehal Patel
Director of Photography Kevin Shahinian
2nd Unit Director Snehal Patel
Gaffer Tom Myrdahl
Key Grip Jefferson Miller
Sound Recordist Christopher Wilson
Glidecam operator Alex Sax
Film Editor Kevin Shahinian
Stunt Coordinator Gianni Biasetti
Wardrobe Kristen Anthony
Makeup & Hair Kurumi Uchino

Cameras: Canon 5D Mark II
Canon EOS L-series lenses
Additional equipment furnished by &

Quite the concept for an engagement don't you think?

Click in the images below to see more BTS shots from Kevin's blog!

'Flawless' BTS pictures - click to see more

'Flawless' BTS pictures - click to see more

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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  1. The colors look incredible. I would love to see the behind the scenes video. It looks like the did some slick work. Also, any idea what lenses were used.


  2. I honestly thought this was an “Engagement Film” as in: Persons getting married 😉

    The colors, blacks and overall consistent lighting are spot on.

    Well done

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      yes, it was inspired by a couple getting engaged and the events of that day… obviously dramatized tho. The team was hired to make the film by the couple.

  3. looks like another case a a DOP pretending to be a director… “…uh oh we lost the script?! Who cares the chase scene looks fantastic…”

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