Film Club

Film Club

| 44 min

This documentary brings together a group of long lost classmates who used to belong to an after-school film club. Formed at the initiative of a Grade 8 teacher eager to pass along his love of cinema, the club attracted a klatch of immigrant kids eager to embrace their new country. Stimulating and creative, the club was a complete departure from anything they had known and provided a safe haven from the harsh world around them. Together, they made a tiny 8mm award-winner called Ohh Canada. Twenty-five years later, the group looks back to marvel at their childhood dreams and the bond they share with the teacher who brought them together.

This film was produced as part of the Reel Diversity Competition for emerging filmmakers of colour. Reel Diversity is a National Film Board of Canada initiative in partnership with CBC Newsworld.

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Credits
  • writer
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • director
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • narrator
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • producer
    Karen King-Chigbo
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore
  • editor
    Gordon Thorne
  • director of photography
    Stanislaw Barua
  • sound design
    Susan Fairbairn
  • original music composer
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • cast of character
    William Leong
    Tony Pingitore
    Melanee Eng
    Maureen Mark
    Susan Eng
    Hans Niederreiter
  • production manager
    Howie Shia
  • sound recordist
    Bob Salter
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
    James Fiege
  • assistant production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
    Michael Sardella
  • digital video technician
    Douglas Crawford
  • production administrative assistant
    Akhaji Zakiya
  • program administrator
    Ida Di Fruscia
  • researcher
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • director's intern
    Howie Shia
  • additional camera
    Kwoi Gin
    Shay Schwartzman
    Michael Boland
    Vanessa Laufer
    Howie Shia
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • camera assistant
    Gerry Mendoza
  • gaffer
    Jon Olts
  • assistant video editor
    Anita Malhotra
  • assistant sound editor
    Zoe Johnson
  • production assistant
    Mona Mangaat
    Hayden Lowery
  • stills photographer
    Michael Chambers
  • visual researcher
    Eric Geringas
  • music clearances
    Ann Mayall
  • online editor
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • colourist
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • dialogue editor
    Jane Tattersall
  • re-recording mixer
    Orest Sushko
    Eric Apps
  • Rostrum camera
    Ronaldo Vesouza
  • music recording
    Lucy's Mobile Studio
  • music engineer
    Adam Faux
  • music mixing
    Adam Faux
  • music sequence
    Adam Faux

  • dp457ca

    As a child in the seventies, and an immigrant, I can relate to your experience and memories to each person in this film. Wonderful film.

    dp457ca, 30 Oct 2015