Spring Grants 2016
Current project status: COMPLETED
Nine-year-old Elias, an active churchgoer preparing for his first communion, tests his faith following the unexpected death of his mother. Naive and desperate to have her by his side, he attempts to bring his mother back from Jesus’ Heaven. The film, heartfelt and emotional, focuses on the intense and troubled feelings caused by the loss of loved ones—it is a story about grief.
- Wassim Geagea
- Wassim Geagea
- Wassim Geagea, Gabriel Chamoun
About the Director
Wassim Geagea is an award-winning Lebanese filmmaker, who studied Cinema at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Fine Arts, before pursuing a master’s degree in filmmaking at St-Joseph University in Beirut. Wassim’s realistic stories and unique style made waves in many international film festivals with his two short films 'My Grandfather’s Photo' (2011) and 'Omé' (2019). Geagea is currently filming his third short film 'Dear Son' and developing his first feature film 'Barka'.
Production Company Profile
With offices in Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Dubai and Riyadh, The Talkies has been producing award-winning commercials since 1988. After the success of its first feature film, Amin Dora’s ‘Ghadi’ (2013), the company created a new content department to produce feature films as well as digital and television series.
Madame Le Tapis (MLT) is a young production house based in Lebanon, founded by the Zarazir Brothers in 2018. With the experience of making short films that are repeatedly awarded at film festivals in all continents (except Antarctica), they develop and produce multimedia projects across various art mediums.
Awards and Festival History
"Namur IFF 2019
Interfilm Berlin 2019
MedFilm Festival Rome 2019
Dubai Short Narrative FF 2019, Opening Ceremony
Alexandria Short FF 2020
Tampere FF 2020
IFF of Uruguay 2020
Festival Traversées 2020
Malmo Arab FF 2020"
"Silver Star, El Gouna FF 2019 (WP)
Special Mention, Malmo Arab FF 2020"