Cast & Crew

Every film has a story, and it also has a back story to how it's made. 

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Our Story

Our vision is to lift the voiceless and unseen. Our mission is to create a platform about the tragedy of war and the global refugee crisis -- absent of politics. Then to highlight the effects of mental illness; disconnection and dissociation of self which are prominent themes in culture today. Lastly, to share an under-represented perspective from the middle-east, from families who are on the receiving end of war & conflict, and expand perspectives and global consciousness.

The Cast

The Crew

Director
Zachary Kerschberg

is an American filmmaker, whose films have screened at Cannes, SXSW, and Rain Dance. He produced the short film A Ciambra, which won the Sony Discovery prize at the 53rd Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, and shot, directed and produced Seeing the Full Sounding, which won the Best Short American Documentary award at the 2015 American Documentary Film Festival. 

 

He has had the honor of directing James Franco, Marina Abramovic, Chloë Sevigny, Danika Yarosh, Olek Krupa, Logan Marshall Green, Marylouise Burke, Abdelmonem Chouayet, and Fathi Akkari.


Zachary is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to the United Arab Emirates, a National Board of Review Student Grant, a Janowsky Award, a Wasserman Award, and an Agosto Foundation Residency. He is an alum of the Berlinale Talent Campus and was a 2018 resident at SF Filmhouse. He holds an honors B.A. from UC Berkeley in Romance Languages and Literatures and M.F.A.’s in both Dramatic Writing and Film Production from New York University. 

Producer
Nam Luong

is a Los Angeles based producer, whose last film Gook, premiered at Sundance in 2017 and won the Audience Award. He began working in the film industry while still in college, in camera and grip and electric departments, while pursuing a degree in marketing. Once out of college Nam started working full-time as a cinematographer and eventually became a producer, co-founding Foxtrout Studios with Lily Pham in 2016. Some of his notable commercial work has been for Coca Cola, Google, Yahoo, and Viacom. He worked on Sam Puefua’s latest feature film, Mamba.

Production Designer 
Lindsay B Minnich

LB Minnich is an ever-widening breadth of talent and experience in the visual arts.  Since her earliest memory, she has been experimenting with every imaginable art medium. LB attended Pratt Institute of the Arts for a painting degree, and developed a love for motion pictures. 

Since 2010, LB worked as a Production Designer + Art Director on feature films, commercials, short films,  fashion films, web series, tv series, music videos and even — live events.  

In 2013, she began to explore directin; initially with art haus films and later with branded content and commercials.  Clients include: AARP, NAGRA, Reach Higher, Israel Valencia, Vicky D'Incecco, DANIIVORY  and Leafy Couture.

LB has accolades as both a production designer and director:  applauded by the Sunset Film Festival for Best Production Design and most recently a recipient of two Hermes Platinum Creative Awards for Commercial Directing (2017 & 2018).
 

Writer
Yasmeen Turayhi

is a first generation Iraqi American writer. Currently, she runs her own Product Marketing consulting practice.

Yasmeen is on the Board of Directors of TechWadi (a 501c3 non-profit org dedicated to creating technology programs between the United States and the greater Middle East) and has spent a number of hours mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs on product marketing, commercialization and growth marketing globally, winning TechWadi's "Mentor of the Year" in 2016. She writes for HackerNoon publication on Medium.  

Early in her career, she worked for the very first Iraqi Election for all US expats living abroad in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, an MBA from Columbia Business School and completed coursework in screenwriting at The New School in New York City. 
 

Producer
Lily Vi Pham

is a Los Angeles based filmmaker that started in photography. She moved into film industry as a 1st AC and camera operator for companies such as Google, Yahoo, BET, and Jash. Towards the end of 2015, Lily became a producer and co-founded Foxtrout Studios with Nam Luong, producing for companies such as Cedars Sinai, Viacom, and Gook - a

Sundance feature.

 

She incorporates a lot of her technical work into the production side of film with notable work for Dunkin’ Donuts, Postmates, and Mattel etc.

Editor 
Georgia Fu

Gerogia is a Taiwanese American filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  She received her BFA from New York University in Cinema Studies and East Asian Studies and an MFA from New York University Tisch Asia in Film Production. As filmmaker she has received awards for her 2017 film Miss World, Jury Prize at New Orleans Film Festival, and Best Editing at Hollyshorts.

Producer
Oaday Awadalla

is a first generation Palestinian American and the founder of Art and Music collective Wastrel Society and former Manager of all video marketing for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. 

Oaday is also a former member of the Board at the Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS) in San Francisco (FOSAS is a public benefit 509(a)(2), non-profit 501©(3) organization) devoted to sustaining and enhancing artistic development, craftsmanship, and creative expression. Oaday has been involved in the creation of over 100+ short form videos/short documentaries for an array of different artistic mediums ranging from Fine Art, Architecture, Web Design, illustration, to Film and Video Game Development.

 

Oaday currently manages Hip-Hop and Musical artists in San Francisco Bay Area along with being a partner and founding member of record label Audio Vandals. 
 

Director of Photograph
Sean Emer

DP located in Los Angles with a extensive background in film and gaffing. Sean Emer is known for his work on Movie 43 (2013), Duplicitous Minds and Millennials: The Musical (2016).

Casting Director 
Hamzah Seman 

Hamzah Saman, CSA Casting Director, proud of member of Casting Society of America, Owner of Arab American Casting and MENASA Actor. Saman was born in Beirut, Lebanon and came to the U.S. when he was 15 years old. Saman is one of the first online MENASA and Arab American Casting Directors with over 80,000 members worldwide on the ArabAmeicanCasting.com and MENASAactors.com website/app. He worked in the LA Casting Unit on the documentary He Named Me Malala (2015) with the Oscar-winning director, Davis Gugenheim. Saman also helped with casting in Argo (2012). Saman has been working to change the perception of Arab and Middle Eastern artists in Hollywood through his acting and casting work. As a Casting Director he has worked on over 40 feature, and short films, commercials, and television shows. As an actor, he worked on General Hospital in 2019, and booked 4 roles in feature films in 2019. Saman also starred as "Inmate 093" in Tom Six's horror film trilogy, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015). He played an Arab prisoner who becomes part of a 500-person centipede and shared an unforgettable scene with Eric Roberts. In addition, Saman worked as a voiceover artist on the films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Escape Plan (2013) and more.

SAG-AFTRA Member Since 2010

Production Team

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Animation and VFX Team

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