SJ.Ramir is a New Zealand filmmaker residing in Melbourne, Australia. His films often contain scenes of lone figures moving across remote and isolated geographical landscapes. The landscapes and structures in his films are a mix of actual locations and constructed 3D models.
The prominent style of his films came from early years of experimentation with custom-made lens filters. These filters enhanced video pixels and produced hazy, distorted images, which Ramir felt were visually suggestive of emotional states connected with a central theme in his work: isolation.
His films have been screened at many film festivals worldwide, including the 67th Venice International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Melbourne International Film Festival, Jih.lava IDFF and the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival