To call Shahir “film obsessed” would be an understatement. He grew up on Looney Tunes and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, learnt about sex from Arthur Sherman’s Zits, moved to New Zealand from Fiji just in time to see Back to the Future Part 2, spent his teenage summer years watching Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing over and over again and then first saw breasts in Pasoloni’s The Decameron.
At 12 he decided he wanted to be a lawyer because of Bob Clark’s From the Hip, then at 15 decided he wanted to be a filmmaker because of James Cameron’s Terminator 2. He’s been chasing the dragon ever since.
How many producers do you know double as an organic chemist and business development leader in the science industry? Not many…if any.
Shivali never expected to become a producer, but she met a guy who liked to spend all his free time talking about and making movies. She married him under suspiciously familiar circumstances to this film. Eventually she caught the film bug and wound up producing Shahir’s music videos and short films, all while still holding down a real job.
WRITER/DIRECTOR Shahir Daud
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Shivali Gulab
PRODUCER(S) Shivali Gulab, Isabel Davis, Alejandro Soto Goico
ADDITIONAL WRITING Brendan McCarthy & Gavin McGibbon
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Brandan Ripley
1ST AC/GRIP Kyle Taylor
CLAPPER/LOADER Adam Tyler Waters
GAFFER Doug Dourant
SOUND RECORDIST(S) Brett Ainslie & Ben Nimkin
ART DIRECTOR Maggie Ruder
ART DEPARTMENT ASSIST(S) Andrew Keck & Kat Pullan
WARDROBE Agnes Tray
MAKEUP Shivali Gulab
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Mark Fergusan
CASTING ASSISTANT Danielle Amalfano
EDITOR(S) Shahir Daud & Alejandro Soto Goico
VFX Micael Wechsler, Shahir Daud & Ramon Cabrera
SOUND DESIGN & MIX Nigel Stanford
ONLINE COLORIST Boon Shin Ng