ZOO

Check out this moody but involving short by Montreal director, Will Niava.

Production Description & Details

40+ Festival Selections, 5 Awards & counting.

ZOO
by: Will Niava

Synopsis: An encounter between three misfits and a troubled man takes an unexpected turn.

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CAST

Amos: Amos Nzamba
Slim: Brendan Sheehan
Santos: Ian Contreras
Man: Ian Cloutier

CREW

Writer – Director – Producer – Editor: Will Niava

Production:
Alleck Doxer — Dark Room Studio
Anthony Galati — Private Possessions
Adam Hodgins — Private Possessions

Cinematographer: Simran Dewan
Production Manager/1st AD: Angela Diaz
Casting: Will Niava
Artistic Direction & Costume: Aletha Persaud
Makeup & Hair: Mary Jane Khalife
Gaffer: Harley Francis
1st Assistant Camera: Charles-Antoine Auger
Key Grip: Maxime Forget
Best Girl: Clara Gagnon
Steadicam Operator: Benoît Gauthier
Boom Operator/Sound Mixer: Dominic Caterina
Re-recording Mixer: Zachary Scholes
Dialogue Editor: Mario Lombardi
Additional Recording: Louis Aka Trudel
Pre-Mix: Marie Jou Comilang-Costales
Colourist: Martin Gaumond
Assistant Colourist: Hugo Mazo
Editing Supervisor: Alleck Doxer
Props: Brent Radford
Production Assistant: Ben Soussan
BTS Photographer: Sven Bjorksson
Festival Manager: Amir Zargara

Distribution: Will Niava & Anthony Galati

Original Score: Adam Hodgins & Anthony Galati
Music: Joey Sherrett, Jacob Frankow, Solitary Dancer

Poster: Amos Nzamba, Kofi Ofosu, Will Niava
Title Supervisor: Sebastien Camden

Film Equipment: Cineground, Cinepool

Contact: zooshortfilm@gmail.com
willniava@gmail.com
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Criterion Collection of Films — 2021/22
Vimeo Staff Pick — November 2020
RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival — Finalist
Festival REGARD — Finalist
Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival — Semi-Finalist
Longue vue sur le court — Semi-Finalist
Tirana International Film Festival — Official Selection
Nashville Film Festival — Official Selection
International Short Film Festival Berlin — Official Selection
Stage 32 Short Film Competition — Award Winner
Raindance — Stage 32 Competition
Austin Film Festival — Stage 32 Competition
HollyShorts — Stage 32 Competition
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival — Runner Up Audience Choice Best Short Film
Vancouver International Film Festival — Official Selection
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival — Quebec Films Official Selection
Off-Courts Trouville — Official Selection
Les Perceides — Official Selection
Festival du Cinéma International en Abitibi-Témiscamingue — Official Selection
Cinemania – Official Selection
French Riviera Film Festival — Award Winner (Best Actor, Amos Nzamba)
Courts D’un Soir — Award Winner
Blackfilm.com — Award Winner
New York Lift-Off Film Festival — Award Nominees (Best Cinematographer, Best Acting Ensemble)
The Lift-Off Sessions
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival
Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival
San Francisco Black Film Festival
New York African Film Festival
Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival
Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival
Rapport Festival: Black Film Festival
Los Angeles Black Film Festival
Say It Loud FIlm Festival
Sands Film Festival
Canada’s Yes! Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival
Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
Lift-Off Showcase Extravaganza Selection
Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival
Paris Lift-Off Film Festival
Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival
To Action International Film Festival
Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Adjoa
Victor
Patricia
Louise
Chelsea Lewis
Catharine Mack
Julie Roch-Cuerrier
Emily Learned
Jeremy Comte
Daniela Andrade
Sarah Mackenzie
Mishka Kornai
Bortei Anakin
Ryan MacDowell
Nazim Elnur
Daniel Jituboh
Dan Carr
Jackie Zhou
Alexandre D Coderre
Mista Ko’
Maeva Melcom Elchibegian
Sebastien Camden
Raffa Clemente Flores
Jyce
The Bernklaus
Joe Galati
Thomas
Lorgio Niim
Pierre & Paul Sieur
Ahlia Mathura
Aka Tei
Evren Boisjoli
Celeste Jamneck
Mattias Graham
Adam Loyan
Melissa Bouchard
Christian Atanga
Lucy from the Dep
Wojciech
Alex Proulx (Criterion)
REGARD
SODEC
Braku Star
Fedeariels
Ossima
Jahmensky Lubin
La Ville Pointe Claire

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