A birthday turns tragic.
A father on his second tour in Iraq. A mother trying to keep her children safe. A son on the brink of manhood. A daughter anticipating her tenth birthday. A party that will change their lives forever.
A Short Film by Véronique N. Doumbé - Drama, 6'30 - USA - 2009
Produced and Directed by Véronique N. Doumbé
Kaiah Capers___ Angela
Rashida Turner__ Lena
Louis Stancil___ James, Jr.
Associate Producers: Thierry Ngooh, Patricia Rampolla
Director of Photography: Sergei Franklin
Sound Design: Matt Perry Thomas
Music: Eve Cuyen, Jean Christophe Maillard
"Nothing Evil in the Stars": Felice Rosser
Production Manager: Aliki Paraschis
1st Assistant Director: Miles Maker
Script Supervisor: Veronica Mulero
Editor: Veronique N. Doumbe
Assistant Editor: Zsa Ho-Sang
Make Up Artist: Kellena Shumate
Sound Mixer: Matt Perry Thomas
Boom Operator: Alexandrea Rowell
Gaffer: Atsushi Takaoka
Best Boy electric: Patrick Murray
Grip: Johnny Lu
Grip: Dean Smith
1st Assistant Camera: Laura Nespola
2nd Assistant Camera: Zsa Ho-Sang
Still Photographer: Max Mansapit
Wardrobe: Edina Russo-Kolozsi
Prop Maker - Giant cake: Marine Penvern
Production Assistants: Victor M. Taplin, Robin Laverne Wilson, Pedro Solis Sierra
Digital Intermediate: Heavy Light Digital
Sculptures in the garden:
Wabi Shiro, Match
Verge and Charles Capers,
Hand Held Films,
Eva Dorsey, Gayle Raskin, Jane's Exchange,
Corinne Jennings, Kenkeleba House,
Thomas Moore, Children's Defense Fund.
Marie-Laure Devars, Colette Chauvat
Anne Marie Coursil
© 2009 Ndolo Films, LLC.
3RD BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY 2010
"The Birthday Party", based on a screenplay written by Sherry Mcguinn won:
* The Dikalo Award for Best Fiction Short at the 2009 Pan African Film Festival in Cannes (France).
* The Award of Merit in the category Contemporary Issues, Ethics, Religion in the 2009 Accolade Competition.
* The Micro Mini Award at the 2009 Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival.