WATA Short Film
By Joy Yamusangie & Ronan Mckenzie

Inspired by water deity Mami Wata, the film WATA illustrates the journey of music from Africa to London through the meeting of our two main characters; Mami Wata and The Musician. We explore the colour blue as a concept, emotion and feeling, and our love of jazz music.

In partnership with Gucci & Garage Magazine.

The long version (13mn44) will tour festivals in 2020 and 2021 before being available online.

Written & Directed by Joy Yamusangie and Ronan Mckenzie
Cinematography by Beatriz Sastre
Movement Direction by Abdourahman Nije
Produced by Julie Vergez

Casting_ Tytiah Blake / Unit-C

Rudzani Moleya as ‘Mami Wata’
Abdourahman Nije as ‘The Musician’
Alison Letang, Andre Atangana, Jordan Clarke, Kirk Reid, Miranda Chambers, Prince & Majesty, Treasure Iyamu
as ‘Wata Souls’
Guest Appearances by Roxanne Tataei, Melo-Zed & Boofti

Music Supervision_ Melo-Zed
Music Composition & Production_ Melo-Zed, Roxanne Tataei
Vocalists_ Biram Seck, Roxanne Tataei
Saxophonist_ Boofti

Styling & Costume Design_ Tess Herbert
Production Design_ Sophie Durham
Make-Up Artist_ Megumi Matsuno
Hair Stylists_ Shamara Roper, Russie Miessi

Editor_ Maxim Young
Colourist_ Jason Wallis (ETC)
Post-Producer at Electric Theatre Company_ Oliver Whitworth
VFX Artists_ Gaspar Matheron (Les Fistons),
Alexandra Verhaest, Stefan Wähner
Post-Producer at Les Fistons_ Arthur De Seze

Production Coordinator_ Ayesha McMahon
Production Assistants_ Ourania Mamalis, Mantenso Kotomah

First Assistant Director_ Elle Lotherington
Third Assistant Director_ Jens Klit Nielsen
Runner_ Yasmin Tippett

Steadicam_ Andrew Bainbridge
Focus Puller_ JJ Sullivan
Clapper-Loader_ Ashton Born
Gaffer_ Joe Sherno
Sparks_ Jovan Lawrence, Jon Prentice
Spark Trainees_ George Wright, Shaun Witherup
Grip_ Nick Teulon
Grip Trainee_ Bradley Sinclair

Wardrobe Assistants_ Lulu Bullock, Stephanie Aelbrecht
Assistant Art Directors_ Alexander Scott, David Murray,
James Findlay, Sammy Finn Cullis
Make-Up Assistants_ Lisa Chau, Juri Nakayama,
Manabu Nobuoka
Hair Stylist Assistant_ Shaniece Buckley

Commissioner_ Cadence Paris
Executive Producer at Cadence_ Carole Guenebeaud
Production Coordinator at Cadence_ Alice Du Lac

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