As I Lay Still - Zargara

As I Lay Still

A film by Fitch Jean
Project Title:
As I Lay Still
Short Film – Drama – Ontario, Canada – 2023
Color | English with French subtitles | 2:1 | Stereo | 16'
A Black war veteran is sent home after being injured in combat, while her friends and significant other are still over seas fighting. As she receives news that some of her friends have died, she’s holding on to hope that her lover returns safely.
Cast & Crew:
Nahomie Masengo Malemba ... Alicia
Artemysia Fragiskatos ... Kim

Sephira Kalala Bukasa ... Rhama
Alex Williams ... Ahmed
Maxine Brignell ... Rebecca
Justin Lahaie ... Randal

Byron Brydges ... Tom
Lisa Deganutti ... Mary-Anne

AA Meeting attendee:
Kaburere Ganda
Sylvia Jutras
Jennifer Phillips
Stephane Temblay
Heather Ray
Fofo Lona

Uniformed Military Officers:
Brady Larochelle
Nikolas Guindon

Anchor Vo:
Charles Paquin
Directed by: Fitch Jean

Story by: Fitch Jean, Sammy Mohamed,
Screenplay by: Fitch Jean, Sammy Mohamed, Carolyn Nesling

Produced by: Amir Zargara
Executive Producer: Fitch Jean, Weggon Allen
Associate Producer: Trinh Kien

Director of Photography: Jelan Maxwell
Art Director: Alex Raymond
Editor: Fitch Jean
Music by: Caroline-Jayne Gleave
Production Sound Mixer: Charles Paquin
Hair and MUA: Dalene Gallo

Script Editor: Robbie Robertson
1st AC/Gaffer: Mason Thivierge
Grip: Kerbens Boisette, Sammy Mucho, Hans St-Preux
BTS Photo/Video: Jacob Alavoie
Assistant Art Director: Breann Sinclair Barnes
Sound designer & Post-Production Sound Mixer: Fitch Jean, Matt Sangalli, Paolo Furgiuele
Colorist: Fitch Jean
PA: Paul Barasa, Benjamin Rusasa

Thanks to:
Angie's Models and Talent (AMTI)
Lauran Vil
Caleigh Murison
RA Centre
Lenz Studio

Equipment Provided by:
Lenz Rental
Land acknowledgment:

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gathered, is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People. The Algonquin peoples have lived on this land since time immemorial. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to shoot our film in this territory.

We acknowledge the support of the City of Ottawa.
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