The Ballad

A FILM BY HAYA WASEEM

Short Film – Ontario – 2018 –  3:50 min
Color | No dialogue | 4:3 | Shot on 65mm Film | Stereo

SYNOPSIS

The Ballad is a visual exploration of relationships, captured on 65mm film with unrehearsed couples

  • Brussels Independent Film Festival, 2019

CAST

  • Alex Oliver
  • Tiana Prince
  • Ryan Bruce
  • Paniz Yousefzadeh
  • Kadeem Johnson
  • Sumiko Wilson
  • Sierra Van Arragon
  • Lawrence Yance
  • Max Melanin
  • Sasha Premiere
  • Sakshi Shetty
  • Quinn Underwood
  • Aaron Anaga
  • Ailed Vargas

CREW

  • Director: Haya Waseem
  • Director of photography:  Christopher Lew
  • Production Designer: Dialla Kawar
  • Editing: Haya Waseem
  • Score: Spencer Creaghan

Born in Pakistan and raised in Switzerland, Haya Waseem grew up with a fascination for people and places, igniting her passion for storytelling. Her work focuses on capturing honest characters and visuals that embark on an emotional journey, providing the audience a small window into someone else’s truth. Waseem has directed several shorts, including Shahzad (TIFF ‘16), Some Other Place (Cannes ‘16) and Familiar (Berlinale ‘16, Enroute ‘16). In 2016, Haya completed the Director’s Lab Residency at the Canadian Film Centre founded by Norman Jewison. Currently, Haya is interested in exploring honest portraits encapsulated in evocative imagery in Narrative, Documentary or Commercial works. Haya is represented by Variable in the U.S for commercial and branded content.

FILMOGRAPHY

The Ballad (2019)

Vice’s Net Worthy (2017)

CBC’s Brand Canada; Canadian Dream (2017)

Sororis (2017)

Gül (2016)

Pull (2015)

Some Other Place (2015)

Shazad (2015)

Familiar (2014)

Mimos (2014)

TRAILER

COMING SOON