Directed by Issaq Ahmed
Filmmaker, Issaq Ahmed, celebrates his neighbourhood by featuring four current and former inhabitants telling stories of what “Susan” means to them.
Production Details & Description
Four individuals hailing from the Lawrence/Susan Toronto Community Housing apartment building in Scarborough, highlight some of their experiences living in a low-income neighbourhood, and how it shaped their lives in their current day-to-day activities.
Produced & Directed by: Issaq Ahmed
Co-Producers: Brandon Isaac & Jordan ‘STiXX’ Hayles
Editor: Jordan ‘STiXX’ Hayles
Camera Operators: Brandon Isaac, Isiah Blake
Equipment By: Vistek
Additional Equipment and Assistance: Jeremy Nelson, Nicky Young
Music By: Tamari Russell
Audio Mixing: Ryan Wibowo
Colourist: Shameeka McLean
VFX: Kevin Briones
Archival Footage Provided By: Michelle & Jordan Hayles
Paul Pablo Gonzalez Sr.
Residents of 3847 Lawrence Avenue East
Creatives of Toronto, Nicky Young (@creativesoftoronto)
Just Van Der Wolf
David Morales, Toronto Community Housing Corp.
Amir Akbari, East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club
Art Square Cafe & Creperie
Artscape YoungplaceSidewalk Labs
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