HOUSE OF STEEP PRODUCTIONS
"A blend of eye-popping scenery, extreme human achievement, and revealing personal stories, Confessions of a Runner is unscripted and unpredictable. it is a verite, athlete-driven series focusing on elite runners whose unique insights into the diversity and competitive nature of the human spirit are uplifting and astonishing. Unlike runners pursuing Olympic medals, or fame and glory, Ultra-marathoners have more complex reasons for their all-consuming hobby."
— Timothy Rockwood, Producer
“Marked by a rare truthfulness and an authenticity of emotion, Bachar Khattar's film Confessions of a Runner tells the inspiring story of a broken man who rises to a challenge he sets for himself. Daunted by lingering undertones of both crippling physical impairment and emotional disturbances, Patrick Vaughan redefines himself on the way to breaking the record for completing the 470 km Lebanon Mountain Trail in less than eight days. Archival material, local music, and brilliant candid camera add to the film, making for an inspiring and compelling experience.”
'CHANGEMAKERS' IN THE MEA-TEASER 2017
YEMENIETTES DOCUMENATRY- 2014
BEIRUT BEER 9MIN. DOCUMENTARY 2014
Directed, shot and edited by Bachar Khattar
Bigfoot 200 - 2018
TAHOE 200 - 2018
MOAB 240 - 2018
EAT SLEEP RUN REPEAT - AVEDIS KALPAKLIAN RUNNING THE LEBANON TRAIL - 2016
Lonely by Wanderland - 2020 - Official music video
Samsung a8 - 2018
SAMSUNG - CORPORATE VIDEO - 2017
SENSODYNE - ADVERTISEMENT - 2017
Lebanon As Not Seen On TV
Live love lebanon - 2017
ALFA-TRUE LOVE NEVER GOES BLIND-2018
MAMNOU3 WEBSERIES - 2012
SHANKABOOT SEASON 5 - SECOND CAMERA OPERATOR - 2010
Fasateen Trailer - 2012 - YAHOO EXCLUSIVE
BEIRUT, I LOVE YOU - TV-SERIES - 2011
Bachar Khattar, award winner director and cinematographer, was born in Lebanon, and grew up in Beirut, finishing his studies in Audiovisual in 2008 at Saint Joseph University.
His first short film won the Best Cinematography Award in Lebanon at the Notre Dame University, and he immediately moved into filming commercials, TV shows, and web series for popular artists in the region, as well as short and feature documentaries.
In 2009 he worked as a director of photography on “Beirut, I love you” a web-series that made a great impact in Lebanon and was aired on LBC Tv station.
In 2012 he also filmed two award winning web-series “mamnou3!” and “Fasateen”.
In 2014, Bachar worked as Director of Photography on Yemeniettes, his first feature documentary. The project won several awards, including Best Documentary Award at the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY.
An avid outdoorsman, Bachar’s love for the Lebanese countryside led him to meet Avedis Kalpaklian, the Lebanon Mountain Trail Ultra runner and mountaineer, and subsequently Patrick Vaughan.
Mr. Khattar is principal director and cinematographer for Confessions of a Runner, beginning with the race footage from June 2017. He has immersed in ultra runs documentaries and developed a passion for trail runs.
His work led him to work in more then 20 countries around the world. He is currently a co-owner of HOUSE OF STEEP PRODUCTIONS, a film production house focusing on ultra trail runners and races around the world.