Ballerina Boy - Zargara

Ballerina Boy

A film by Marc Jure
Project Title:
Ballerina Boy
Short Film – Drama – Ontario, Canada – 2023
Color | English with French subtitles | 2:1 | Stereo | 17'
When a Black timid and directionless freshman discovers his love for ballet, he must learn to fight for himself in a locker room full of rowdy boys.
Cast & Crew:
Ceyon Crossfield … Albert
Shawndell Buckley … Jacob
Liz Chartrand … Principal Myers
Cassandre Mentor … Delfina
Guy Buller … English Teacher
Nick Gauthier … Gym Teacher

Jacob’s Entourage:
Fernando Arreaga
Anthony Bacon
Sophaneth Manyen
Alexander Daccash

Chisato Horikawa … Ballet Instructor

Ballet Dancers:
Anna Walker-Cormier
LiCan-Marie Leduc
Sophène Khabayan
Leah Farnand
Rebecca McDonald
Daryna Mardak
Khrystyna Mardak

Teagan France
Sophie Kamichaitis
Meeyah Milord
Annika Eleni Magneron
Chanel Oyedeji
Danica Coote
Maddie Quinlan
Kyra Baskin
Chad Miller
Noah Malonga
Moustapha Ba
Nikolas Guindon
Colby Frost
Louniss Benhamman
Ryan Kit
Phoenix Hing
Simon Boniface

Parents at the Ballet Studio:
Andrea Campbell
Steven Thompson
Sylvia Jutras
Written and Directed by: Marc Jure
Produced by: Amir Zargara
Executive Producer: Marc Jure, Fitch Jean, Weggon Allen
Associate Producer and 1st AD: Trinh Kien

Director of Photography: Fitch Jean
Art Director: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Hair and Make-up: Dalene Gallo
Production Sound Mixer: Justin Li
Ballet Coach and Choreographer: Chisato Horikawa
Composer: Caroline-Jayne Gleave
Editor: Zoë Dubuc
Sound design and Sound mix: Moises Socas

Editing Supervisor and Colorist: Moises Socas
Script Editor: Robbie Robertson
Script supervisor: Ro Sullivan
Assistant Art Director/Wardrobe: Alex Raymond
Gaffer: Jelan Maxwell
1st AC: Jonna Bouliane
2nd AC: Laura Schneider
Best Boy: Mason Thivierge
Key grip: Almyr Jules
Grip: Brian Gregory
BTS Pics/Videos: Mathew Fentiman
Asst. Producer: Kabure Reganda
Assistant Mua/hair: Shanna Jacklin
PA: Kerbens Boisette
Catering: Taste Sweet Life

Special thanks to The School of Dance
Merrilee Hodgins
Nicola Fridgen
Chisato Horikawa
Fern Villeneuve

Thanks to:
ACTRA Ottawa
Chris Cornish
Jessica Jalbout
Randy Cruz
Angie's Models and Talent (AMTI)
Lenz Studio
Origin Camera Rental
CTM Mobile

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 Canada Council for the Arts.
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