Cast

  • EDDIE DANIELS
  • AHMED KATHRADA
  • BAMBATHA MANDELA
  • T.E. MOKWELE
  • STEVE GORDON
  • SIVIWE MBINDA
  • READY D
  • JONAS GWANGWA
  • VUSI MAHLASELA
  • DAISY NOMPUMELELO
  • GREGORY JOHN TUCKER
  • MOTHUSI MOTSHEGOA
  • NTHATO SEFULARO
  • ROB ALLINGHAM
  • FAZEKA HIGHSCHOOL CHOIR
  • EMMANUEL JAL
  • KATHERINE JENKINS
  • SUGABABES
  • SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
  • ESTELLE
  • SEAN PAUL
  • ALBERT MAZIBUKO
  • LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
  • BB KING

Crew


Jason Bourque – Writer and Director

Over the last twelve years, Jason has written and directed a wide variety of TV movies, series and documentaries. In 2007 Jason co-wrote and co-directed the theatrical documentary "Shadow Company". An in-depth look into the private military industry, the documentary was reviewed favorably in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Variety and has been used as a teaching tool for the US Senate. Jason's documentary "Dreams of Flight" received multiple Leo nominations and won "Best Arts Documentary". Other award-winning work includes the series "Darwin's Brave New World" for CBC and ABC Australia. An avid science fiction fan, Jason has directed five sci-fi movies and has written fourteen produced scripts, with three more slated for this year.


Ken Frith – Producer

The President of Gold Star Productions Inc., Ken has been producing award-winning content for Canadian broadcasters since 1996. Select credits include "Below the Belt" - a CBC commissioned mini-series, "Easter: The Jesus Mystery" – a one hour documentary for History Television, and "Nowakowsky: A Forgotten Master" – a film for Bravo! Television. Ken also produced the documentary "Dreams of Flight" for Bravo! Television, in which he won a Leo Award as Producer – Best Documentary in the Arts/Performing Arts category, and which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Other credits include several award-winning commercials, shorts and PSA's (Lotus and Bessie Awards for Excellence in Advertising in British Columbia) and numerous Leo nominated music videos.


Pieter Stathis – Director of Photography

Pieter Stathis is a professional cinematographer with 18 years of experience shooting feature films, television series, documentaries and commercials across North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. Pieter teaches cinematography and film production at the University of British Columbia and holds full membership in camera union IATSE 669. His love of cinematography comes from shooting in real locations with a hands-on approach to lighting, physical camerawork and on-going collaborations with directors. Pieter's recent feature credits include the musical drama "Hit and Strum", the dark comedy "Indie Jonesing", and the feature length documentary "Music for Mandela", filmed on location in Canada and South Africa.


Amritha Vaz – Music Composer

Amritha Vaz is an independent composer whose global voice draws from her education in western classical piano and violin, south Indian classical violin, and her work in South Africa, Sierra Leone and the UK. Over the years she expanded from purely performance, to writing string arrangements for pop and world music groups to composing for film and television. Her score for a CBC documentary about Hungarian refugees led her to Oscar nominated and Grammy award winning composer, Mychael Danna. Privileged to work in his LA studio, she co-composed with Mychael on Doha Tribeca award winning Pomegranates and Myrrh and Dilip & Deepa Mehta's Cooking With Stella. She also worked with him on 11 feature films including Oscar nominated The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Cannes Award winning Adoration, Independent Spirit Award winning & Golden Globe nominated 500 Days of Summer, and Genie nominated Heaven on Earth. Amritha currently works out of her Hollywood studio and has just recently scored the award winning feature documentary Made in India, which will broadcast on PBS in May 2012.


Toby Dormer – Executive Producer

Toby Dormer is the Managing Director of Remedy Productions and the Executive Producer on all its output. He was initially trained at the BBC in the News and Current Affairs Department before moving into the music and entertainment genre. After a successful career as a freelance producer and director working on a wide range of shows he set up Remedy Productions with colleague Juliet Borges in 2003. Since that time Remedy has risen to become the largest producer of music and youth programming in the UK and has produced well over ten thousand hours of programming for the likes of BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and MTV.

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