Promonews - 15th Mar 2021

This introductory short film to the new musical project Who We Are - directed by London-based Australian directing duo Novemba, making their music project debut - explores the everyday heartbreak of being a parent and the deep complex emotions lurking beneath the surface.

A creative collaboration between music, film and dance, this is fully realized by two debut Who We Are songs as the short film’s soundtrack – Book At Bedtime and Daydream – as well as Novemba’s signature visual style and enthralling choreographed performances by Dickson Mbi.

Taking place in intimate, familiar settings, the overarching focus of the short film is on the unique pieces of raw, emotional expression from two individual characters: a father who is grappling with the difficulties that come with being a newly single parent, separated from his infant child; and a mother who faces unbearable tension and hostility from her teenage daughter, played by Chloe Hearn.

It's a powerful two-parter, with outstanding performances by the dancers, deftly directed by Novemba.

PRO Credits


ProducerRob Ulitski
Production CompanyAcademy Films
Executive ProducerElla Girardot
Production ManagerMelissa Massey
1st ADEno Enefiok
Director of PhotographyDavid Foulkes
Focus PullerLuke Jefferson
2nd ACConnor Hunter
GafferAlex Gibbon 
Art DirectorJade O Connor 
Make-upMillie Glenister
EditorStephen Dunne
EditorLiam Bachler
Editing companyTenThree
ColouristRichard Fearon
Grading companyBlack Kite Studios
Post production companyBlack Kite Studios
Post ProducerJade Dunne 
VFXHarvey Eaton
Lead actorAnna Watkins 
ChoreographerDickson Mbi
CommissionerSimon Bass
Other creditsProduction Assistant: Talor Hanson BTS: Eno Enefiok Runners: David Burridge, Colum Ewart, Max Huianu Camera Trainee: Axel Gillot   Assistant Choreographer: Julia Cheng Art Department Assistant: Hazel Singzon  Edit Assistant: Merel Schuurman Edit Producer: Ed Hoadley  Audio Post: Gez Lloyd Titles: Liquid TV Equipment: Movietech Camera Rentals Actor/ Dancer: Dickson Mbi  Actor/ Dancer: Chloe Hearn  Actor: Siedah Oniru Actor: Imani Oniru  

Promonews - 15th Mar 2021

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