ROADS OF ITHRIYAH - Proof of concept 2018
A feature length drama about a Syrian militant who wakes up with a concussion and realizes he can't recall which faction he was fighting for. As he walks back to the war, he begins to piece together his past and the reasons he picked up arms.
Co-Written/Directed by Javier Badillo - javierbadillo.com
Co-Written/Starring Shayan Bayat as "Ahmad" - imdb.com/name/nm3282045
Proof of Concept:
"Khalid" performed by Bahram Heidari
Cinematography by Jay Kamal - jay-kamal.com
Music by Suad Bushnaq - suadbushnaq.com
Vocal Performance by Layal Watfeh
VFX by Gloo Studios - gloostudios.com
Color Grading by Emma Djwa
Sound Design and Final Mix by Todd LeBlanc - toddleblanc.com
Sound Recording, ADR and Score Mixing by Matt MacTavish
Make-up FX by Sharon Grogan, Makeup Assistant Grace Ng
SPFX and Armorer Jon Funk
1st AD Shea Hasell
1st AC Elycia Tammpere
Drone Operator Luke Hylands
Production Manager Jenny Arntzen
Executive Producer Kelly White
Associate Producer Rayane Madzengue
Special Thanks to Simona Marian, Charlton Jacques and Lynn Hale
Filmed in Shuswap Territory, near Kamloops, BC. Many thanks to Evelyn Camille, Connie Jules, Kelly White and the Shuswap First Nations for your generosity and belief in our story.
Thanks to Samer Khaoli and the amazing Syrian refugee community in Alzey, Germany for their invaluable contributions to our story. Thanks Rami Mohammad, and the Vancouver Syrian community for their feedback, connections and support in the research of our film.
Thanks to all our media supporters including Gunargie O'Sullivan (When Spirit Whisper at CFRO 100.5fm), Joaquin Gonzalez (Vancouver Hispano at CJSF 90.1fm), Andres Ramirez (Hispanos de Vanguardia newspaper), Oswaldo Perez Cabrera (Radio Alicia, CiTR 101.9fm), Chamaco, Chapa, Chipotle, Homo Sapiens (YucaStereo at CJSF 90.1fm), Daniela Palacios (Euforia Radio at euforiaspanishmedia.com), Elvia and Pachi (at elviaypachi.com), Peter y Andres (at La Bicicleta Radio), DJ Big Sleeps (Hollywood North at SaveOnRadio.com) and the VCSBC Venezuelan Canadian Society of BC!
Thanks to our Indiegogo contributors last year, we raised $8,000 dollars to make this Proof of Concept. We are very very thankful to:
Jaz Gill - Erick Boychuk
Anthony Risling - Mike McGhee
Francois Philippe Soufi - Sean Jackson
Ivan Contramaestre - John Michael Lind
Marshall Axani - Alex Huntley
Michele P - Pat McGee
Jared Bennett - Gavin Kennedy
William Bradford - Brian Clayden
Trevan Wong - Melanie Jones
Stephanie Anne Felicity Fahey - Michael Germant
Hector Badillo - Ron Heaps
Henry Behgam - Tere Lui
Darcy Touhey - Wayne Bertrand
Deb Roche - Randi Bradshaw
Hajni Yosifov - Nat Marshik
and 10 anonymous contributors!
Thank you to the Laughing Bean Coffee crew for the massive support, and to your amazing customers for their generous donations off the Internet. laughingbeancoffee.com
Thank you Jamie and the team at the New Hope Community Services Society in Surrey, BC, for believing in us and helping us reach out to the Syrian refugee community.
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Onward and upwards!