Posts in Category: Crew

Amr Moustafa “Alexandrian”

Director + Writer/Producer/Art Director/ Editor

Amr was born in Alexandria, Egypt. A mixture of Egyptian, Greek, and Turkish blood fused by Alexandria’s Air and Sea created his formula to be an Artist.
It came as no surprise to his parents when he wrote his first story booklet “for kids” at age six and wrote his first play for school theater at age eight. With a bachelor’s degree in art from Alexandria University, he started his career as writer and director. To make his dreams come true, he established his production company “Camelot”, however, the reality was dark. Since art needed the freedom to grow, he fought for his country beside millions of Egyptians, to free Egypt from the dictator’s darkness and bring the brightness of the democracy back
After his fight in the second Egyptian Revolution in 2013, when his country was on the right path to freedom, he moved to Canada for one reason: to learn. Amr became an MPA student at RDC in 2016 and graduated in 2018 with lots of passion for learning. As the old age goes “It Is Never Too Late.”

Amr’s First short film in Canada “When we Listen” won seven awards, It was an official selection by twenty-nine international film festivals in Europe, Africa, Asia, USA, and Canada, was finalist twice and semi-final twice one of top five audience choice at CAFF 2018, Amr nominated as best director for short film by Madrid international film festival 2018.

Nominated for best student production by the Rosies 2018 Canada.

Amr produced few short films since 2017 such as “Brian, When we listen, The Guardians “2017”, Until the End, Amen “2018”

Amr Directed few short films as well since 2017 such as: “When we listen, The Guardians “2017”, Until the End, Amen “2018”

To know more about Amr and his upcoming films, check his website HERE

CO-Producer: Ghada Moustafa

Director Note: “This film wouldn’t exist without Ghada’s effort and help” Thank!!!

Ghada’s passion for art started when she was in high school when she dreamed of host her own talk show, she has been always the first support to her brother Amr, she showed interest in film production and wanted to start a new career as a producer, Ghada decided to help her brother and co-produced her first short film in 2018, after the successful experience she had with the short film “until the End” she had the courage to co-produce her second short film “Amen” now she’s thinking of funding her first production company with her brother.

Ghiya Rushidat “Music Composer”

“While I was growing up in Jordan, Movie Theater wasn’t available in the area where I lived until the mid-90s. So, I have gone to see my very first movie in the theater which was titled Titanic. As the credits rolled, I sat and listened. I didn’t want to leave. Then and there, I fell in love with James Horner and what a movie score could be.”

To read more about Ghiya you can visit her website HERE

Don Armstrong: Executive producer / Colourist

Director Note: “As Giza has the famous three pyramids in Egypt, Alberta Canada has Don Armstrong, when it comes to filmmaking, I consider Don one of the great pyramids here in Canada, I was blessed to work with him in this film and I hope it won’t be the last time.”

Don played the lead in a community theatre production of Oliver! at the tender age of 13 and never looked back.  He shot his first film on Super 8, worked with black and white video in the early 70’s, and by high school was working at the local cable television station as a cameraman and editor.

Don studied Art and Design at Red Deer College and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Film Production from Ryerson University in Toronto.  He was active in the Toronto film community and fulfilled a childhood dream by working for the National Film Board of Canada before coming to teach at Red Deer College.

A true Renaissance man, Don is an experienced cinematographer, stage lighting designer, sound designer and engineer, screenwriter, film, and music producer, film editor and composer. At one point he co-owned a jingle company that employed k.d. lang as the featured vocalist. He has produced and engineered folk, jazz, and classical recordings including a Juno Award-winner, completed dozens of stage lighting and sound designs, and worked on over a thousand stage productions with performers ranging from Liona Boyd to Bruce Cockburn to Mr. Dressup. Past lighting designs include Cabaret, Broadway Babies, Footloose, South Pacific, Crazy for You, Amadeus, Fiddler on the Roof, The Taming of the Shrew, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, and The Grapes of Wrath.  Most recently, Don completed the lighting design for Ignition Theatre’s production of Deathtrap.

As a filmmaker, Don wrote, produced, and directed The One and The Other, a half hour drama shot on location near Georgian Bay, Ontario, and was the cinematographer of Shadow on a Wall, a mock documentary which won the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, and which was invited to the Montreal World Film Festival and broadcast nationally on CBC television.  He also shot a music video for the independent band U.I.C. that was aired across Canada on the pioneering ‘80’s CITY-TV program “The New Music” hosted by a long-haired J.D. Roberts (yes, CNN’s John Roberts).

Don co-wrote and was director of photography of the critically acclaimed feature film Naked Frailties, directed by Larry Reese.  Naked Frailties was nominated for five Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards and a British Columbia Leo award and has been distributed worldwide in addition to Canadian broadcasts on Showcase, Bravo, SCN, CLT and ACCESS networks.  It was also featured on an episode of Movies West, Fil Fraser’s ongoing television series about prominent Alberta films.  In 1999, Don, Larry, and fellow collaborator Harley Hay received the Red Deer Mayor’s Recognition Award in the Fine and Performing Arts.  The trio also produced the television special Pizney’s Occupation in partnership with Global Television.  The next year, Don shot They’re Here…!, a short comedy written and directed by filmmaker Ron Schuster.  In 2005, Don received two Alberta Motion Picture Industry Award nominations as best cinematographer and best editor for To the Victor, another feature he co-produced with director Larry Reese (who was nominated as best director).  Don also composed the musical score for the film.  Most recently, Don was director of photography for the feature film Untitled, a romantic comedy about a struggling writer written and directed by Matt Grue.

Don is currently Head of Production for the Motion Picture Arts program at Red Deer College and lives on a half-acre of forest smack-dab in the middle of Red Deer with Alison and their two children, William and Christopher.

Some of his work as Producer/ DOP/ Colourist.

Until the end (2018) Road Game Road Game (2016) Year After Year Year After Year (2016) Reaction Time Reaction Time (2015) Oliver Oliver (2014) Let Go Let Go (2014) Under the Acorn Tree Under the Acorn Tree (2012) The Long Road The Long Road (2012) Case Study of Zacheriah Case Study of Zacheriah (2011) Tumaini Tumaini (2010) My Hubby Raj My Hubby Raj (2008) First in Line First in Line (2006) Naked Frailties Naked Frailties (1998)

Crew member: Shae Paterson

Director of Photography

Shae Paterson is a Calgary based Cinematographer with over 5 years professional experience in the industry. He has worked with a variety of productions including Feature Films, Documentaries, Commercial and Corporate. His client list includes; WFP/ United Nations, Earth Group, Rexal, Browns Social House, Intuit Quickbooks, Eggcentric.tv, McSweeny’s Meat Snacks, The Town of Wainwright, Hudsons Pub, CBC, Telus Optik TV, & Telus Storyhive, to name a few.

To watch more of Shae’s work please click  HERE

Crew Member: Danica Hoffart:
Sarah’s Dialect coach / Art Director Assistant
Sarah’s Wardrobe Stylist & makeup artist

Danica is Sarah’s mother, She did an amazing job coaching Sarah and taking care of her hair, makeup and wardrobe, Bio will be added later.

crew Member: DeanZa Gillard

Photographer

I have spent my whole life waiting for the perfect job for me and it wasn’t until I ‘opened myself up’ that I found just what I was looking for.. I found freedom and it was called photography.
It has taken me to the most amazing places and had taught me what life is all about. I am a dreamer and my dreams are now my reality… through my lens, I see life and it is beautiful!
My passion is beauty and photography allows me to freeze fractions of precious time for you to keep in your heart forever, Love to laugh. Don’t kill my vibe Mommy to the most perfect angel London.

For more of DeanZa’s work please click HERE

Crew Member: Scott Milne
:1st Camera assistant / Sound Recordist / Gaffer /Grip
Scott James Milne, 30, is a filmmaker, born and raised in Alberta.
Pursuing a career in cinematography and editing, he is new to the film scene but is eager to work hard and help produce great films. Currently training out of the Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts program, he is excited to work in the new digital age of film. He was Director of Photography on the short film “The Perfect Mess”, has experience as a Camera Operator for the short film “Until The End” and was the Editor for the short films “Love in the Workplace” and “Figment”. He plans on continuing his training and learning throughout central Alberta, and western Canada. In his spare time, you will find him absorbed in movies, comics, and video games, looking for the next best story in these mediums.

Crew Member: Raemi Carlson
Specialist Makeup Effects Artist
Raemi Carlson, I’m 17 years old and I go to Lacombe Composite High School. I honestly do think I would have ever seen myself doing SFX ever let alone doing it for short films. One day I just wanted to try it out and see what it was like, I started out using toilet paper, egg whites, and eyeshadow to make wounds. Know that I have become more “advanced” I have gotten most of the essential products like liquid latex, fake blood, and other products. I think I would definitely do this in the future maybe as a side job or something I do in my spare time.

Crew Member: Tyler Duffy

Sound Recordist

Tyler is a filmmaker, actor, writer, producer, and director born in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. After a 10 year career as a Power Engineer, he left that profession to pursue a career in Psychology and Philosophy. During this exploration, Tyler began taking drama and acting classes. He discovered a love for the process, and one year after finishing his psychology degree he found himself enrolled in film school. This lead him to start his own company and become a freelance artist in the film and television world. Tyler loves connecting with other filmmakers who have a strong deep personal story to tell. He is extremely passionate about using film and stories to contribute to the evolution of human consciousness and creating a more connected and compassionate global community