Fikri Films is an Australian, independent film production company. Fikri Films kicked off in 2012 when founder Ozan “Ozzie” Fikri pulled together some close friends and family to shoot a short six-minute film called Initiation for Tropfest, an Australian short film contest. Ozan has always had a passion for cinematography and he aims to portray this passion through all the work he does.
He started as the light boy for a small outfit on the Sydney wedding circuit in the late ‘80s which is where he developed his passion for wedding cinematography. This love for wedding cinematography was further enhanced when DSLRs were introduced and an entirely new aspect to photography and cinematography was introduced to the world.
Since shooting with DSLRs, Ozzie has shot 20 weddings, over 300 advertisement videos, three short films and hundreds of real estate property videos. He has produced and shot a 13-part television series for Channel 44 TVS (Television Sydney), titled Highlands TV. This aired three times a week, one of which was 7pm, Friday night prime-time television. Ozzie has also produced and shot a dozen music videos one of which "In the day light" by Nicky Gillis hit #1 on the UK CD charts in September 2017.
Ozzie feels that the way he shoots weddings has brought back a long-lost interest into hiring cinematographers for weddings. With his new highlight reels, that can be shared almost a week after the wedding on social networks such as YouTube and Facebook, this style of wedding recording has become very popular in recent times.