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A paranormal entity makes a tempting offer to a lost boy in this surreal short by London-based director Dumas Haddad (previously featured here). Exploring themes of identity and influence, “The Gift” is a symbolic commentary on UK grime and the dark forces that manipulate it.


Director: Dumas Haddad
Producer: Tony Longe
Production Company: Creativs Label
Executive Producers: Nadya Persaud & Tony Longe
Director of Photography: Olan Collardy
The Boy: Isaac Enemua
The Entity: Tanaya Martin-Clarke
Child Extra: Ceejaye Blackman
Child Extra: Cadele Clarke
Child Chaperone: Jemma Blackman
Stylist: Ola Ebiti
Stylist Assistant: Christelyn Batalla
Production Designer: Ana Baldini
Set Decorator: Jade Rache
Art Assistant: Charlotte Toon
Sound Design: Axel Kacoutié
Production Manager: Laura Heilanen
Production Assistant: Gabrielle Salonga
Production Assistant: Lynette Bitwayiki
Sound Recordist: Jon Gibson
1st Assistant Director: Kashman Harris
1st Assistant Camera: Luke Jefferson
Steadicam: Gary Kent
2nd Assistant Camera: Leo Winslow
Gaffer: Natasha Duursma
Spark: Jakub Jachowicz
Spark: Conrad Pastucha Russell
Runner: Howard Morton
Runner: Will De Muir
Text Graphics: Ade Udoma
Processed by Kodak Film Lab
Scanned by Digital Orchard
Special Thanks: Mayling Wong and Partizan


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