Éli Sokhn’s journey began in war-torn Beirut – Lebanon, where he faced the hardships of fleeing bombs with his family. In his free time, he embraced his passion for music by playing in a rock band with friends and creating DIY music videos using his super8 cam inspired by MTV in the 90s.
At just 19, he embarked on an internship at a local production company and seized the opportunity to become an editor, despite lacking the qualifications. From then on, his career soared. He pursued studies in Visual Effects, Animation, and Film Production, eventually moving to LA. There, he recognized the value of a strong team and formed “BADASS KID” – a reliable and versatile creative force.
Renowned for his visually striking imagery and masterful storytelling, Éli Sokhn has collaborated with global brands like Redbull, Metallica x Mercedes AMG, Nike, Fortnite, Hollister, Old Navy, DreamWorksTV, and Free Fire.
He also made significant contributions to projects such as DreamWorks Animation’s series for “Shrek,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Kung Fu Panda,” both directing and editing. In the music world, his work includes the VMA nominated lyric video “MMM Yeah” by Austin Mahone and numerous music videos with billions of views, often reaching #1 on YouTube.
Notably, Éli Sokhn ventured into television, producing and directing the Netflix series “Love Daily,” and he is currently developing his next feature film. His stories often explore the human condition, with a focus on marginalized individuals.
As a leader, Éli Sokhn has guided diverse creative teams and spearheaded projects from conception to delivery. He has built a vast network of executives and creatives, ensuring the excellence of his productions.
His vision is to inspire the world through the art of filmmaking and telling stories on an international scale.