More than Hair - Zargara

More than Hair

A film by Fitch Jean
Project Title (Original Language):
Plus que des Cheveux
Short Film – Drama, Experimental – Ontario, Canada – 2021 (Production Year)
Color | French with English Subtitles | English with French subtitles | 2:39 | Stereo | 12'
EN: Sitting for the first time in a barbershop, a young Black boy will discover for the first time the symbolic power of Black hair.
FR: Assis pour la première fois dans un salon de coiffure, un jeune garçon noir va découvrir le pouvoir symbolique des cheveux crépus.
More than Hair Short film - By Fitch Jean
Cast & Crew:

Ceyon Crossfield ... Hayden
Lisa Deganutti ... Mom
Anthony Bacon ... Brother
Byron Brydges ... Dad
Chesed Licorish ... Older Hayden

Hair braider:
Irma Longchamps

Emmanuel "Fokhus" Mensah
Jude Belizaire
Ali Rogers "Capitan"

Barbershop Patrons:
Teddy Dumont
Mark Worla
Mike O.
Louis Sock
Chidiebube Ryan Echendu
Michael Clarke
Chuki Ocheje
Chidubem Rafael Echendu
Franklin Allen
Ishmael Allen
Weggon Allen

English poetry voice actor: JustJamaal ThePoet

Directed by: Fitch Jean
Written by: Fitch Jean
Co-Writer: Marc Jure
Poetry by: Maya Basudde
French Translation: Florian Kotimbi
Produced by: Amir Zargara
Executive Producer: Fitch Jean, Weggon Allen
Associate Producer: Jason Cousineau, Trinh Kien, Jonna Bouliane
Director of Photography: Sammy Mucho
Production Design & Costume Design: Yasmine Isaya
Set Designer: Alex Raymond
Editor: Fitch Jean
Music by: Caroline-Jayne Gleave
Camera Operator: Jonna Bouliane
1st AC: Trinh Kien
Still Photographer: Kerbens Boisette
BTS Video: Mathew Fentiman Cacciato
Gaffer & Key Grip: Jelan Maxwell
Best Boy: Kerbens Boisette
Production Sound Mixer: Marc Jure
Sound designer & Post-Production Sound Mixer: Jelan Maxwell
Colorist: Fitch Jean

Thanks to:
Angie's Models and Talent (AMTI)
Smithsonian Open Access
Patrice Thompson
Jason Bacon
Chris Cornish
ACTRA Ottawa
Emilie Azevedo
Antonio Guloy

Equipment Provided by:
Lenz Rental
Origin Camera 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.

Made with support from Digi 60 and Digital Arts Resource Centre.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Ottawa.

Production Partner: Lenz Films
Production Company: Zargara Productions

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