Dans un village de pĂŞcheurs ravagĂ© par la guerre, une fable sur le passage Ă l'Ă˘ge adulte d'un jeune Somalien, tiraillĂ© entre deux choix : mener l'existence d'un pirate ou celle d'un honnĂŞte pĂŞcheur.
Un film de Bryan Buckley
2011 (Afrique du Sud) / Couleur / 17 min
InterprĂ¨tes : Harun Mohammed, Ibrahim Moallim Hussein, Ali Mohammed, Abdiwale Mohmed Mohamed, Mariya Abdulle, Najah Abdi Abdullahi
RĂ©alisation : Bryan Buckley
ScĂ©nariste : Bryan Buckley
Image : Scott Henriksen
Montage : Chris Franklin
Musique : Marcel Khalife
Producteurs : Mino Jarjoura, Bryan Buckley, Rafiq Samsodien
Maison de Production :
Mino Jarjoura, Bryan Buckley, Rafiq Samsodien, Matt Lefebvre,
Hungry Man, 3111 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (Ă‰tats-Unis), email@example.com
2012 | Raindance Film Festival 2012 | 26 sept > 07 oct 2012
* SĂ©lection - Shorts Programme 8
2012 | 36Ă¨me Festival des Films du Monde de MontrĂ©al / 36th World Film Festival of Montreal | MONTREAL, Canada | 23/08 > 03/09/2012
* Regards sur les cinĂ©mas du monde (courts mĂ©trages) / Focus on World Cinema (short film)
* Projection : 31 aoĂ»t 2012 - 14h40 - CINĂ‰MA QUARTIER LATIN 14 - L14.31.3 -
* Projection : 1 septembre 2012 - 17h40 - CINĂ‰MA QUARTIER LATIN 14 - L14.01.4 -
* Projection : 3 septembre 2012 - 19h00 - CINĂ‰MA QUARTIER LATIN 14 - L14.03.4 -
2012 | Seattle International Film Festival, USA | May 17-June 10
2012 | Palm Springs International ShortFest
2012 | Tribeca FF. | April 18 > 29 2012
* World Premiere
* Best Narrative Short
"Asad is a lyrical, moving and beautifully realized portrayal of a world we rarely get to see in cinema. Every shot of the film is well thought out and specific to this unique world - a fishing village in Somalia. Yet Asad's most astounding achievement is boasting an array of brilliant performances by a cast of Somali refugees. Congratulations to writer/director Bryan Buckley and his amazing cast on making a short film that is rather large in spirit, ambition and accomplishment."
~TriBeCa Film Festival Jury
Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, the coming-of-age story of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man.
A film by Bryan Buckley
2011 / South Africa - USA / Colour / 17 mins | Short Narrative
Country: South Africa
Other Countries: U S A
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Coming of Age
Running time: 18 Minutes
Original Format: Red Epic 1.85
"On the day we commenced principal photography our leading actors, Harun Mohammed, 13, and his younger brother, Ali Mohammed, 10, had never been to school. They were completely illiterate.
They came from a family of 16 children who had fled war torn Somalia to South Africa six months earlier. Now they had the daunting task of memorizing 19 pages of dialogue in front of a camera with a director who didn't know anything but how to say "yes" and "no" in Somali.
And yet, five long shoot days later, we ended up capturing a little bit of these boys' spirit. And a little bit of a forgotten country's soul.
I really hope people see some hope in this work. Because I know I do."
-Bryan Buckley, Writer/Director ASAD
In 2010 we worked with the UN Human Right's Council shooting a short subject documentary (No Autographs) designed to raise awareness of the growing refugee crisis currently facing the world.
While filming in the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya, we came upon thousands of displaced Somalis. We conducted dozens of interviews. Their stories of escape from both famine and war were both haunting and inspiring. Their sense of pride and humor unforgettable.
Upon returning back to the United States, we made it our mission to continue to tell their untold stories, to shed light on the people of Somalia and their unfathomable struggles. The result is ASAD.
A film who's entire cast is made up of refugees who fled to South Africa.
- Mino Jarjoura, Producer ASAD
interpreters : Harun Mohammed, Ibrahim Moallim Hussein, Ali Mohammed, Abdiwale Mohmed Mohamed, Mariya Abdulle, Najah Abdi Abdullahi
Filmmaking : Bryan Buckley
Scriptwriter : Bryan Buckley
Director of Photography: Scott Henriksen
Editor: Chris Franklin
Composer: Marcel Khalife
Production Designer: David Skinner
Associate Producer: Matt Lefebvre
Producer(s): Mino Jarjoura, Bryan Buckley, Rafiq Samsodien
Executive Producer: Hank Perlman, Kevin Byrne
Production House :
Mino Jarjoura, Bryan Buckley, Rafiq Samsodien, Matt Lefebvre Hungry Man, 3111 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (Ă‰tats-Unis), firstname.lastname@example.org
Interests: African, Drama, Returning Filmmaker