Director Alexander Farah delivers a deeply moving portrait of a young woman and her diabetic father, brilliantly lensed by Farhad Ghaderi. Farah describes the project as a “love letter to the eldest daughter in every brown family” and it’s a powerful tribute thanks to some truly incredible performances from Ishaval Gill and her father Kamaldevinder Gill. This one will stick with us for awhile.
“Meet You At The Light” by Desirée Dawson
Performed by Ishaval Gill and her father Kamaldevinder Gill, Harinder Sanai, Balinder Johal and Shrey Vyas, with Alisa Lindley, Katrina Kwan, Ruvarashe Chenai Marikano, JP Padda, and Ameliya Jagpal.
Produced with the co-operation of the Union of B.C. Performers.
Director: Alexander Farah
Cinematographer: Farhad Ghaderi
Produced by: Shyam Valera, Kashif Pasta,
Exec. Producers: Katherine Koniecki, Martin Glegg
Production Co: Wallop Film, Dunya Media
Casting: Kara Eide, CSA and Kris Woznesensky, CSA
Production Designer: Charlie Hannah
Art Direction: Mona Fani
1st AC: Mikael Bidard
2nd AC: Soloman Chiniquay, John Fleming
Steadicam Op: Peter Park
Gaffer: Terrance Azzuolo, Michael Yeung
Grip: Ron Okinawa
Wardrobe Stylists: Madison Cannell, Pooja Patel
Hair/Makeup Artists: Charmi Khetia, Aratrika Das
1st AD: Tamara Black
Production Assistant: Kevin Kim
Sound Design/Mix: Eugenio Battaglia
Colourist: Sam Gilling
Film Scan: Peter Hagge at Filmhouse
VFX Support: Lucas Hrubizna
Special thanks to Lecily Corbett, Tug Phipps, Met Post NY, The Gill Family, Ian Garrett, Gillian Pyper, Phillip Wong, Sydney Robertson, Julie Lajeunesse, Christine Ackerley, Justin Karasick, Maria Crisa Cardente, Myriam Farah, Sydney Robertson, Salar Pashtoonyar, Meysam Motazedi, Minhal Baig, David Findlay and Francis Arevalo.
This video was created thanks to the generous support of the MVP Project, a joint initiative of RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize (administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television).