World Narrative Features

Brown Girl Begins

Description

In 2049 the poor are confined to an island off the mainland of Toronto renamed The Burn. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother or her people will die.
 

Cast & Crew

Mouna Traore
Emmanuel Kabongo
Shakura S'Aida
Nigel Shawn Williams
Rachael Crawford
Hannah Chantee
Measha Brueggergosman
David Rudder 

Writer, Director, Producer: Sharon Lewis
Producer: Floyd Kane
Producer: Vince Buda
Producer: Jenn Paul
Co-producer: Kulbinder Saran Caldwell
Executive Producers: Robin Cass, Sandra Cunningaham, Jennifer Ouano

DOP: Mark Forand
Casting Director: Marsha Chesley
Editors: Ben Lawrence, Richard Mandin
Production Designer: Monika Geresz
Composer: Aaron Ferrera
Sound Design: Chris Davies
Costume Designer: Shannon Pomakov
Stunt Coordinator: John Stead
 

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Cargo

Description

When his income as a fisherman proves woefully insufficient to cover his son’s school fees, Kevin turns to human smuggling in order to raise desperately needed funds. Kevin finds that he’s good at this dangerous yet profitable vocation—good enough to trust himself with smuggling his own girlfriend and her son to the US. But when faced with having to abandon refugees at sea far from Miami shores, Kevin is suddenly forced to reassess his responsibilities.
 

Cast & Crew

Warren Brown
Gessica Geneus
Persia White
Omar Dorsey Jr. 
Sky Nicole Grey
Jamie Donnelly 

Director: Kareem J. Mortimer
Producer: Alexander Younis
Producer: Trevite Willis
Producer: Nicole Sylvester
Producer: Kristie Lutz
Editor: Phyllis Housen
Director of Photography: Ian Bloom
 

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Catching Feelings

Description

Catching Feelings is a film written and directed by Kagiso Lediga. Set in a chic and middle class Johannesburg - it is a tale of how life, love and art intersect in uncontrollable ways.

Catching Feelings follows a jaded academic and his journalist wife, who have their lives turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer unexpectedly moves into their urban Johannesburg home with them.
 

Cast & Crew

Kagiso Lediga
Pearl Thusi
Andrew Buckland
Akin Omotoso
Precious Makgaretsa
Kate Liquorish
Zandi Tisani

Director/Producer: Kagiso Lediga
Producer: Tamsin Andersson
Producer: John Volmink
Director of Photography: Motheo Moeng
Production Designer: Esme Viviers
Editor: Khulekani Zondi
Composer: Bokani Dyer
 

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Moko Jumbie

Description

Amidst the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad, Asha is drawn to Roger. Their taboo attraction grows, despite family disapproval, political turmoil, and mysterious hauntings from ancestral spirits.
 

Cast & Crew

Vanna Vee Girod
Jeremy Thomas
Dino Maharaj
Special appearances by: Rootsman, Kaisokah Moko Jumbies, Jah Roots Steel Pan Band 

Writer/Director: Vashti Anderson
Cinematographer: Shlomo Godder
Editors: Vashti Anderson/Eduardo Wong
Original Music: Rob Rusli
Producers: Vashti Anderson, Shlomo Godder, Richard Kim, Maite Artieda, Patricia Ramdeen
 

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Stay

Description

A recovering addict struggles to remain sober. He meets and spends a weekend with young woman, who brings hope into his life, but she cannot stay.
 

Cast & Crew

Shogen
Ana Tanaka
Natsuhi Ueno
Shima Ohnishi
Shoichi Honda
Kenji Iwaya
Michiko Kodama 

Cinematographer: Jeremy Goldberg
Editor: Yukako Shimada
Casting Director: Ko Iwagami
Unit Production Manager: Toshio Hanaoka
Sound Mixer: Makoto Takaoka
Wardrobe: Jun Minei
Make Up/Hair: Reve Taku Zen Ryu
First Assistant Director: Coltrane Rabinowitz
Executive Producer: Gudni Gudnason
Co-Executive Producer: Rob Schwartz
 

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Torments of Love

Description

On an island off the coast of Guadeloupe, two sisters, Myriam and Vanessa, have planned to stay for a few days in the family house, where the sweet memory of their grandmother is still vivid. But Vanessa is not aware that a particular guest is expected for lunch. When she catches sight of her father, a cold and quiet man that she didn’t want to see anymore, it is too late to escape the confrontation. Around the table, unsaid things, provocations and blunders will lead each individual to face their own ambiguous feelings.
 

Cast

Daniély Francisque
Stana Roumillac
Christophe Rangoly
Harry Baltus
Evelyne Bienville
Ambre Aubert
Yeelen Stanislas


Crew

Producer: Ron Dyens (Sacrebleu Productions)
Co-producers: Dimitri Zandronis, Chelda Nessal (Kontras'Prod), Gnama Baddy-Dega, Romain Lancel, Christine Belenus (SkyProd) 
Writer & Director: Caroline Jules
1st Assistant Director: Al Huynh
2nd Assistant Director: Laurence Rugard
Script: Karinne Lecoq
Cinematographer: Stéphane Patil
Camera Operator: Dan Occp
First Assistant Camera: Paul Chauvin
Editor: Sophie Bousquet-Foures
Sound Engineer: David Datil
Set Decoration Supervisor: Dominique Ladal
Costume Supervisor: Laurence Caines
Make-up Supervisor: Caroline Tichy
Production Manager: Aurélia Prévieu et Chelda Nessal
Unit Manager: Ruddy Severin
Sound Editor: Josefina Rodriguez
Sound Mixer: Thierry Delor
Visual Effects: Benoit Laurent
Etalonneurs: Pascal Nowak et Frédéric Savoir
Compositer: Laurent Ganem

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