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Shorts in Competition: Narrative

World Premiere

USA | 18 MINUTES | Somali |


Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, an all-Somali refugee cast brings to life this coming-of-age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man.


Directed by Bryan Buckley

Bryan Buckley, co-owner of Hungry Man Productions, has directed more than 40 Super Bowl commercials over the last decade. Many pieces of Buckley's work have been inducted into MoMA's permanent collection, and he has won a DGA Award, Emmy Awards, and Cannes Lions. He directed the short doc No Autographs.
Marcel Khalife
Bryan Buckley
Mino Jarjoura, Bryan Buckley, Rafiq Samsodien
Bryan Buckley
Production Designer
David Skinner
Director of Photography
Scott Henriksen
Chris Franklin
Executive Producer
Hank Perlman, Kevin Byrne
Primary Cast
Harun Mohammed, Ibrahim Moallim Hussein, Ali Mohammed, Abdiwale Mohmed Mohamed, Mariya Abdulle, Najah Abdi Abdullahi
Associate Producer
Matt Lefebvre


Bryan Buckley
Hungry Man Films
3111 South La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 310 264 3000
Sales Agent
Matt Lefebvre
Hungry Man
3111 South La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 310 264 3000
Director's Agent
Robert Newman
Endeavor Talent Agency
9601 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Floor Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 285 9000
Mino Jarjoura
Hungry Man
3111 S. La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 310 264 3000
Director's Manager
George Heller
Apostle LA
9696 Culver Blvd., Suite 110 Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: 310 945 2991