VAM STUDIO





RETRIEVAL


SHORT FILM

Written, Directed and Starring FATIMAH ASGHAR

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COMING SOON - 2022

Produced by VAM STUDIO

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RETRIEVAL is a lyrical short film that explores the process of a soul retrieval in the aftermath of sexual assault - the spiritual undertaking of bringing back a part of your soul that has been traumatically separated. 

Holding the line between magic, fantasy, and grounded reality, the film asks the question: what sight of miraculous intervention do we need to conduct to seam together such a violent rupture?

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CREW

Producer - Jordan Phelps
Producer - Natalie Harris  
Producer - Jess Snow
Producer - Jamila Woods
Executive Producer - Vincent Martell

Co-Producer - Bisha Ali
Co-Producer - Mohammed Fakhro
Co-Producer - Danez Smith
Co-Producer - Sonya Passi and Chani Nicholas
Co-Producer - Hanif Abdurraqib
Co-Producer - Khudejha Asghar
Co-Producer - Amy Sewick

Director of Photography - Jess Snow
Assistant Director - Jamila Woods
Lead Camera - Nate Brown
1st AC - Elo Santa Maria 
Gaffer - Frisly Soberanis
Key Grip - Sarah Alli
Script Supervisor - Khalea Ross Robinson
Production Designer - Rhea D’Souza
Costume Designer - Suann Leung 
Makeup Artist - Randy Rosenthal
Hair Stylist - Danielle Waugh
Production Sound - PJ Wyderka 
Intimacy Coordinator - Alexandra Tydings
Editor + Sound Designer - Jordan Phelps
BTS Photographer - Mengwen Cao   
On-Set Healer - Naika Apeakorang
On-Set Sound Medidation - Joshua Dorfman 

Trailer Music by SLOWSPIN


CAST

Woman In Red and Younger Self - Fatimah Asghar
Body Double - Génesis Mancheren Abaj 


With Support from:
ISLAMIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND (ISF) Grant - 2021
SUNDANCE UPRISE GRANT - 2022

Fundraising Through
FRACTURED ATLAS and KICKSTARTER
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