DENG ADUT

Silver Spike
TitleDENG ADUT
ClientWSU
Product / ServiceUNIVERSITY
CategoryA01. Direction
EntrantFINCH Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Idea Creation FINCH Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Idea Creation 2 VCD + WE.COLLECTIVE Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Production FINCH Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Brief Explanation

For Western Sydney University, the Region, Alumni and Students, there exists an unlimited world of opportunity. A world without boundaries, full of endless possibilities. Unlimited celebrates the amazing, untold Western Sydney University Alumni stories by chronicling their rise and rise to successful lives and careers. They are stories of unlocking human potential - triumph against the odds; winning when the mainstream says it’s impossible; victory that is sweeter because it’s tougher to achieve. And they are real. From a child soldier in the Sudanese Civil war to becoming a leading member of the Sudanese community and refugee lawyer in the suburbs of Western Sydney, Deng Adut's story is a phenomenal achievement of one man's dedication to helping others less fortunate in the face of great adversity.

Execution

This is the true story of Deng Adut, a child soldier who became a refugee lawyer. Deng plays himself. The Sudanese people in the film are also non-actors, many also refugees, and proud members of Deng’s local community who turned up in support of him. After a lengthy interview with Deng, the Director wrote the script. The narrative and scenes of war were shot in a quarry in the Blue Mountains near Sydney. The pyrotechnics were in-camera. The backgrounds we created from archival news footage from the South Sudan conflict. The rest of the story was shot on-location around Western Sydney and at the University, with real students and lecturers.

Credits

Name Company Position
Camilla Mazzaferro FINCH Producer
Corey Esse FINCH Managing Director / Executive Producer
Ari Wegner Freelance Director Of Photography
George Betsis VCD + We. Executive Creative Director
Angelo Kourtis Western Sydney University Vice president (People and Advancement)
Jae Morrison FINCH Director / Creative Writer
Mandy Payne VCD + We. Agency Prodcuer
Rob Galluzzo FINCH Founder/ Executive Producer
Annie Beauchamp Freelance Art Director
Brenda Hayward Freelance Wardrobe
Jo Scott The Butchery Editor
FINCH VFX FINCH VFX Visual Effects
Andy Timms FINCH VFX Lead Flame Artist
Stuart Bedford FINCH VFX Flame Artist
Pen Cooper The Coopers Sound Design Sound Design
Scott Christensen Western Sydney University Director/Office of Marketing & Communication
Tracy Richardson Western Sydney University Interim Director/ Marketing and Student Recruiment
Tanja Perl VCD + We. Agency Producer
Suraj Nayak FINCH VFX 3D
Pete Richie Freelance Colourist
Hannah Walker FINCH VFX VFX Producer
Jarryd James Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd Music Composer
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