Flowers | Official Selection @ Nosakhari Film Festival
FLOWERS is an afro-futuristic fairytale of love, following a ceremony of a mother giving away her son, adopting references to classic Disney stories from the 1930s-50s, modernising tropes for a coming of age tale.
Through poetic abstract storytelling, elevated throughout by lush cinematic tones and stylised production and costume design, the whimsical story follows a prince as he journeys from the confinement of his family home into the harsh reality of the outside world in search of his one true love, to the disappointment of his overlooked brothers.
Dumas Haddad is an award winning director and writer raised in London who has developed his craft from the world of fashion, music & bleeding edge culture. His work elicits powerful uses of analogies and on-the-pulse narrative and character underpinnings. Focused on storytelling and dramatic action, his desire to reframe contemporary culture represents a rising generation of filmmaker that are trying to transform both today and tomorrow’s voices.
Credits for flowers include:
Editor & Director: Dumas Haddad, Cinematographer: Olan Collardy, Producer: George Telfer, Creative Director: Adémidé Udoma, Production Designer: Jade Adeyemi, Costume Designer: Ola Ebiti, Co Editor: James Bradley, Grade: Matthieu Tollet, Colour House: The Mill, Score: Minx, Titles: Adémidé Udoma, Sound Designer: Bankey Ojo, Dubbing Mixer: Ty S. Anderson, , Edit Assistant: Mossie Cassidy, VFX: Micah McLeod, Sound Engineer (England): String & Tins, , Sound Engineer (France): Maxime Berland, Prince Narration: Yann Gael, Starring: Afua Hirsh, Sheik (Prince), Joshua Kekana, Tienne Simon, Alexandre Sappa, Tani (Brothers), Kenechi Carmel Amamgbo, Production Manager: Chloe Slattery, Director’s Assistant: Emm Le Chat, Production Assistant: Katherina Koukou, Location Manager: Lois Constantinou, 1st Assistant Director: Sam Barnham, 2nd Assistant Director: Akay Delano, Focus Puller: Oliver Bingham, Clapper Loader: Nevzet Altinisik, BTS: Shaka Agina, Gaffer (Day 1): Vini Curtis, , Gaffer (Day 2): Krunal Saadrani, Production Company: Agile Films, Casting Agency: Lane Casting, Casting Director: Hannah Ashby Ward, Casting Assistant: Priyanka Patel, Stylist Assistant: Holly Bartley, Stylist Assistant: Nay Lee, Makeup Designer: Bari Khalique, Hair: Danielle Igor, , Minibus Driver: Cyril Bartick, Unit Van Driver 2: John Newton, Art Dept Assistant: Martha Howe, Art Dept Assistant: Lorraine Khamali, Art Dept Assistant: Lily Soede, Art Dept Assistant: Bronte Carter, Art Dept Assistant: Tom Cripps, Electrician (Day 1): Jorge Higgins, Electrician: Peter Twitchen, Electrician: Cieran Nash