Every spring the summit of Mount Everest draws people from around the world. But in its shadow live the Sherpa, a resilient, religious people, who, despite the riches surrounding the highest peak on earth, are still quite poor and uneducated.
A child of the Khumbu, Apa Sherpa climbed Everest 21 times. Pulled away at the age of 12 to work as a high altitude porter, like so many others, he would leave his family for months, risking his life on the mountain. Through his work at the Apa Sherpa Foundation, he aims to create a different future for his people.
As Apa says, "without education we have no choice."
In order of appearance: Pemba Sherpa, Apa Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa
Producer: Malcolm Sangster
Director: Eric Crosland
DP: Leo Horn
Cinematography: Eric Crosland, Erik Pütsep
Drone / Camera Assist: Clay Mitchell
Editor: Jay Macmillan
Visual Effects: Jeremy Kenning
Written by: Mitchell Scott, Jay Macmillan, Malcolm Sangster
Associate Producers: Dave Mossop, Mitchell Scott, Jerry Mika
Additional Cinematography: Everest Media Productions, Stranger Than Fiction Films, Renan Ozturk, Ralf Dujmovits
Post Production Supervisor: Tim Symes
Colorist: Eric Rosen
Sound Design & Mix: Jeff Yellen
Location Sound: Steve Henderson
Production Manager: Roland Eksteins
Still Photography: Paul Arthur Lockhart
Executive Producers: Magnus Welander, Tina Liselius, Erik Pütsep
Narrated by: Apa Sherpa
Custom Score by: Jacob Yoffee jacobyoffeemusic.com
Special thanks to the Apa Sherpa Foundation (apasherpafoundation.org) and Thule (thule.com)
A man becomes maniacally obsessed with chasing off his teenage daughter's new boyfriend in this dark comedy about identity, hypocrisy, and how the ways that we cope can lead us astray. Based on the story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry from his collection "Dark Lies the Island."
Official selection of the Oscar-Qualifying Galway Film Fleadh, LA Shorts Fest, and Cork International Film Festival, and 35 additional festivals.
Featured in Directors Notes, Film Shortage, and Aint It Cool News' Short of the Week:
WINNER - Best Cinematography in a Short Film, Galway Film Fleadh
WINNER - Best Short Film; Best Actor in Short Film (Aodhan McArdle), Best Director, Short Film - LA Comedy Festival
WINNER - Best Short Film - Kansas City Film Festival
WINNER - Best Short Film, Drama/Comedy - The Indie Gathering
WINNER - Best International Short Film; Best Editing; Best Director; - Canberra International Film Festival
HONORABLE MENTION - FilmFest DC
WINNER - Best Short Film, Comedy - Zamoxis Short Film Festival
Directed by Robert McKeon
Based on the Story by Kevin Barry
Produced by Michael Donnelly V, Robert McKeon
Screenplay by Robert McKeon
Cinematography by Daniel Katz
Written & Directed by Ari Kruger
Starring Adrian Collins, Brent Palmer & Paddy Lyster
Shot by James Adey
Music composed by Chris Querido sonarmusic.tv
Edited by Ari Kruger
Produced by Debra Stubbs & Janette de Villiers
Yassin Terou fled Syria with a suitcase and a few hundred dollars. He knew no one in Knoxville, Tennessee, and he spoke no English, but he went there to rebuild his life and pursue his dream of perfect falafel anyway.
Every business starts with a dream, and Square exists to serve them—every kind of dream. “Yassin Falafel” is our first short film chronicling our remarkable sellers and their tireless pursuit of their dreams.
Production Company: Even/Odd
Executive Producers: Malcolm Pullinger & Mohammad Gorjestani
Creative Director: Malcolm Pullinger
Director: Mohammad Gorjestani
Producer: Ashley Rodholm
Director of Photography: Devin Whetstone
Colorist: Ayumi Ashley
Sound Design/Mix: Joel Raabe
Composer: Keith Kenniff
Square Creative Team:
Creative Director: Sean Conroy
Head of Production: Justin Lomax
Editor: Carl Sturgess
Assistant Editor: Steven Dupré
Post Production Supervisor: Nicholas Brown
Production Coordinator: Lisa Yadao
"One of my dreams is to get our message everywhere. Even the people who decide, oh, they don’t like Muslims, they don’t like refugees, they don’t like immigrants, we have to change their ideas about it. And that’s our job and that’s our message. If you believe in something, you don’t have to leave it and just go. I say, “No.” We’re going to keep the American dream going because this country is for everybody."