Meraki is LIVE

Welcome back, everyone. Today, I am thrilled to announce that Meraki is live.

I had the pleasure of producing this series of shorts with Calvin Bellas and Dani Ramirez during our time at the Savannah College of Art & Design. The Greek word Meraki can best be translated as the soul, creativity, and love put into something, or rather, the essence of yourself that you put into your work. That is certainly true for the crew of this film, along with the incredible student athletes that this series features.

Director & Cinematographer Calvin Bellas and Producer-Editor Daniel Ramirez captured the soul of creativity and passion in a diverse group of student-athletes at one of America's prestigious art colleges. These artist athletes from the Swimming, Cycling, Soccer, Tennis, Fishing, and Bowling teams span a wide variety of majors and creative concentrations, each defining them in a unique way.


For Ryleigh Tyson, her soul and creativity can be found in the love she has for competitive fishing. As a collegiate angler and an Industrial Design student at the Savannah College of Art & Design, Ryleigh worked to perfect her craft in design and in fishing with custom-made rods and reels. Today, she represents 13Fishing as both a designer and as a competitor, continuing to pursue her passion.

For Suhail Jamal, his soul and creativity can be found in the love he has for soccer and architecture. As a collegiate athlete and an Architecture student at the Savannah College of Art & Design, Suhail worked to perfect his craft on and off the field in architectural design and with his teammates. Like soccer, architecture requires a team to succeed. Through a well-laid plan and a unified effort, the team can transform a creative abstract concept into a well-build and functioning structure capable of success. Though he no longer plays competitive soccer, Suhail maintains his passion for creativity with a new team at an architecture firm.

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