Fiche Film
COURT Métrage | 2011
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 17 minutes
Genre : action
Type : fiction


Dans un village de pêcheurs ravagé par la guerre, une fable sur le passage à l’âge adulte d’un jeune Somalien, tiraillé entre deux choix : mener l’existence d’un pirate ou celle d’un honnête pêcheur.

Un film de Bryan Buckley

2011 (Afrique du Sud) / Couleur / 17 min

Interprètes : Harun Mohammed, Ibrahim Moallim Hussein, Ali Mohammed, Abdiwale Mohmed Mohamed, Mariya Abdulle, Najah Abdi Abdullahi

Réalisation : Bryan Buckley
Scénariste : Bryan Buckley
Image : Scott Henriksen
Montage : Chris Franklin
Musique : Marcel Khalife

Producteurs : Mino Jarjoura, Bryan Buckley, Rafiq Samsodien

Maison de Production :
Mino Jarjoura, Bryan Buckley, Rafiq Samsodien, Matt Lefebvre,
Hungry Man, 3111 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (États-Unis), [email protected]

2012 | Raindance Film Festival 2012 | 26 sept > 07 oct 2012
* Sélection – Shorts Programme 8

2012 | 36ème Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal / 36th World Film Festival of Montreal | MONTREAL, Canada | 23/08 > 03/09/2012
* Regards sur les cinémas du monde (courts métrages) / Focus on World Cinema (short film)
* Projection : 31 août 2012 – 14h40 – CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14 – L14.31.3 –
* Projection : 1 septembre 2012 – 17h40 – CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14 – L14.01.4 –
* Projection : 3 septembre 2012 – 19h00 – CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14 – L14.03.4 –

2012 | Seattle International Film Festival, USA | May 17-June 10
* Sélection

2012 | Palm Springs International ShortFest
* Sélection

2012 | Tribeca FF. | April 18 > 29 2012
* World Premiere
* Best Narrative Short
« Asad is a lyrical, moving and beautifully realized portrayal of a world we rarely get to see in cinema. Every shot of the film is well thought out and specific to this unique world – a fishing village in Somalia. Yet Asad’s most astounding achievement is boasting an array of brilliant performances by a cast of Somali refugees. Congratulations to writer/director Bryan Buckley and his amazing cast on making a short film that is rather large in spirit, ambition and accomplishment. »
~TriBeCa Film Festival Jury


Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, the coming-of-age story of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man.

A film by Bryan Buckley

2011 / South Africa – USA / Colour / 17 mins | Short Narrative

Country: South Africa
Other Countries: U S A
Year: 2011
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Coming of Age
Running time: 18 Minutes
Language: Somalian
Sub-Titles:English Sub-Titles
Original Format: Red Epic 1.85

« On the day we commenced principal photography our leading actors, Harun Mohammed, 13, and his younger brother, Ali Mohammed, 10, had never been to school. They were completely illiterate.

They came from a family of 16 children who had fled war torn Somalia to South Africa six months earlier. Now they had the daunting task of memorizing 19 pages of dialogue in front of a camera with a director who didn’t know anything but how to say « yes » and « no » in Somali.
And yet, five long shoot days later, we ended up capturing a little bit of these boys’ spirit. And a little bit of a forgotten country’s soul.
I really hope people see some hope in this work. Because I know I do. »
-Bryan Buckley, Writer/Director ASAD

In 2010 we worked with the UN Human Right’s Council shooting a short subject documentary (No Autographs) designed to raise awareness of the growing refugee crisis currently facing the world.
While filming in the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya, we came upon thousands of displaced Somalis. We conducted dozens of interviews. Their stories of escape from both famine and war were both haunting and inspiring. Their sense of pride and humor unforgettable.
Upon returning back to the United States, we made it our mission to continue to tell their untold stories, to shed light on the people of Somalia and their unfathomable struggles. The result is ASAD.
A film who’s entire cast is made up of refugees who fled to South Africa.
– Mino Jarjoura, Producer ASAD

interpreters : Harun Mohammed, Ibrahim Moallim Hussein, Ali Mohammed, Abdiwale Mohmed Mohamed, Mariya Abdulle, Najah Abdi Abdullahi

Filmmaking : Bryan Buckley
Scriptwriter : Bryan Buckley
Director of Photography: Scott Henriksen
Editor: Chris Franklin
Composer: Marcel Khalife
Production Designer: David Skinner
Associate Producer: Matt Lefebvre
Producer(s): Mino Jarjoura, Bryan Buckley, Rafiq Samsodien
Executive Producer: Hank Perlman, Kevin Byrne

Production House :
Mino Jarjoura, Bryan Buckley, Rafiq Samsodien, Matt Lefebvre Hungry Man, 3111 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (États-Unis), [email protected]

Interests: African, Drama, Returning Filmmaker
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