Ayaan

Work type

film

Year

2019

Program

 - H

Australia, 17m, Digital

 

An escaped asylum seeker encounters a man on a rural beach, and must decide whether to trust him, or attempt the 400 km journey to the nearest city on foot and alone.

 

Writer/Director: Alies Sluiter
Producer: Meng Xiong
Director of Photography: Jeremy Rouse
Editor: Tania Nehme
Cast: Babetida Sadjo, Trevor Jamieson, Gary Sweet

 

Contact: Alies Sluiter, alieschristina@gmail.com

 

Leone Family Film Grant

 

 

About the Writer/Director

Alies Sluiter

A recipient of the prestigious General John Monash Scholarship, in 2018 Alies Sluiter was a Screencraft Film Fund Competition semi-finalist and received the Dame Joan Sutherland Award. Also an Australian Academy Award nominated composer, Alies has performed worldwide with artists including Nitin Sawhney, Hugh Jackman and Akram Khan, musically directing Laurence Olivier Award and Time Out Critics Award (UK) nominated shows.

 

About the Producer

Meng Xiong

Meng Xiong is an NYC-based Chinese writer and producer. She has written and produced short films in China, Australia, and the U.S., and is currently developing her first feature. She holds a dual BA degree in Cinema Studies and Communication Studies from the University of Iowa, and an MFA in Creative Producing from Columbia University.

 


 

PROGRAM H PREMIERE

Saturday, May 18, 9 pm
Walter Reade Theater

Tickets⇒

 

Program H Encore: Monday, May 20, 4 pm, Lenfest Center for the Arts; Free and open to the public