Elias Khlat – Eklat Born in Tripoli, Lebanon in 1965, I first established “Eklat” in 1987 when I was still a student in Advertising Design at BUC, Byblos campus (LAU). “Eklat” was supposed to be my personal corporate identity project for a university course requirment. And since that time, I began using it as my signature on my artistic work. “Eklat” was initially designed as a creative design house for printing materials and photography, before entering the world of advertising and media in 1990 with different partners. In 1993 “Eklat Pictures” entered the production scene and produced many of the first animation advertisements in the Middle East. The business was booming; we became one of the first postproduction houses in the country. Business wise, that remit has grown over the years, from desktop publishing, photography and postproduction to include production of corporate films, documentaries, TV commercials and music videos. In 2011, “Eklat Conseils” (communication & development) was born, with a new team of young and dynamic directors, cinematographers and technicians. Focusing on high-end documentary and corporate film production, I found this work remarkably rewarding… Being able to apply feature film production quality to TV, gives me a genuine sense of satisfaction as a filmmaker. Since its foundation, “Eklat” has chosen its address in Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon after Beirut. Tripoli is known for its cultural inheritance and for its promising economical future… For me Tripoli is not a simple address… it is Home.