Witch Prophet - 'Tesfay'

Witch Prophet - 'Tesfay'

"Tesfay" tells the story of Witch Prophet’s late grandfather who raised five daughters as a single father in Ethiopia. Instead of focussing on the traditional roles for women in his day, he pushed his daughters towards education and empowerment, a radical move for the time. "Tesfay" blends narrative, dance, and documentary to tell a broader story about positive father-daughter relationships that are grossly underrepresented in media. Choreographed and performed by artist, Josh Taylor, and dancer, Olivia Ruth Power, "Tesfay" is a love letter to a grandfather passed and the multi-generational impact of female empowerment.

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Leah Vlemmiks

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Credits

Director: Leah Vlemmiks
Executive Producer: Laura Johnson
Producer: Laura Johnson
Screenwriter: Leah Vlemmiks
Cinematographer: Michael Distefano
Editor: Leah Vlemmiks & Michael Distefano
Production Designer: Jillian Fernandes
Sound Designer: SUN SUN
Music: Witch Prophet Ft. Karen Ng on Saxophone
Principal Cast: Josh Taylor, Olivia Ruth Power, Amira Morgan, Chloe-Rae Smith, Nina Wagler, Chanteya Jacobs
Additional Credits: 1st Assistant Director: Zaarin Bushra, Jillian Fernandes, 2nd Assistant Director: Jillian Fernandes, Gimbal: Nigel Doucette, Sound Recording: Sina Dolati, Grip: Hugo Fernandes, Wardrobe: Cheyenne Gold, Kristyn Matthews, Production Assistant: Daniel Charles, Kennedy Kao, Karlena Waugh, Colourist: Kevin Wu, Choreographer: Josh Taylor, Graphic Designer: Kristina (Kiki) Divic

Contact

Public Film Contact
Leah Vlemmiks
Leah Vlemmiks
leah.vlemmiks@gmail.com
16474670475
Publicity Contact
Leah Vlemmiks
leah.vlemmiks@gmail.com
16474670475
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Genre: Hip-Hop
Screening Section: Music Video Competition
Screening Category: Music Video
Country: Canada
Language: English
Runtime: 4 mins