*world premiere at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) 2014
*Screened at the New York African Film Festival 2015, Women's International Film Festival 2015 (Miami, Florida), Harlem International Film Festival, Bronze Lens Film Festival 2015 (Atlanta, Georgia), Toronto Black Film Festival 2016, Black Star International Film Festival 2016 (Accra, Ghana), Wilson Oakville Film Festival 2016 (Oakville, Canada)
*broadcast on NHK (Japan), DR (Denmark), Al Jazeera's Witness, CBC documentary channel (Canada), RDI/Radio-Canada, KBS1 (South Korea), Radio Television Hong Kong
*This film was supported by a grant from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
65min/52min, colour, 2014
An intimate portrait of team captain Bornor Kargbo and midfielder Census Jalloh, amputees who play organized soccer in Sierra Leone to cope with the horrors of war they suffered a decade ago. As they dream of playing internationally, they wrestle with nightmares that haunt their daily lives and threaten the very families they are trying to feed. Can Bornor and Census overcome their postwar trauma and score a victory for their children off the soccer pitch?
Produced by Katarina Soukup, Allan Tong and Ngardy Conteh George Mattru Media in association with Catbird Productions
Cinematography - Colin Akoon
Editors - Ngardy Conteh George, TIffany Beaudin and Cameron Esler
The Flying Stars is produced by 8323925 Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of Mattru Media) in association with Catbird Productions, with the financial support of the Sundance Documentary Institute, and Telefilm Canada; with the support of Post-moderne, Bamboo Shoots, Daniel Pellerin Studios, Liquid 9, and Kickstarter supporters; and in collaboration with Société Radio-Canada, DR Danish Broadcasting, and NHK. Sales Agent Doc & Film International
Watch our documentary teaser trailer
Bornor Kargbo - Defender - The Flying Stars Amputee Football Club
#ReclaimTheName - 4 short videos accompanying the public vote to select the final name for the space.
Director/Editor - Ngardy Conteh George
Camera - Mark Valino, Sue Johnson
Motion Graphics - Ramon Charles
Composer - Derek Brin
Project: Under Gardiner
In Toronto, there is a 1.75 km stretch of possibility hidden in plain sight. A once forgotten space is about to transform into vibrant common ground. It will bring communities together, connecting every neighbourhood that it touches. This is an open-ended story and constantly evolving space, home to anything we can dream up — from farmer’s markets to chamber concerts, dance competitions to experimental theatre, street art festivals to kids’ camps, the possibilities for this new space will be endless.
Vote for "The Bentway" - #ReclaimTheName
Vote for "Gathering Place" - #ReclaimTheName
Vote for "The Canopy" - #ReclaimTheName
Introducing The Bentway
HIGH LINER CULINARY
On the Menu video series highlighting High Liner Culinary's products for the foodservice industry. (2013-present)
Sleeping Beauty is one of the world‘s most famous classical ballets! After more than 25 successful years, Canada‘s Ballet Jörgen will create its own unique classical ballet rendition with its World Premiere Tour during the 2015-2016 season. See this major new ballet that tells the enchanting story of Aurora and her prince complete with its inherently magical qualities and dazzling choreography.
Canada's Ballet Jörgen Nutcracker Youth Programme
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ) works with many young talented dancers across the country each and every season. In 2015, over 200 young dancers joined the cast of The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition through the Nutcracker Youth Programme. Learn more about the Nutcracker Youth Programme from the young dancers, parents and CBJ company members.
THE RHYMING CHEF
The Rhyming Chef - Cooking entertainment television series and interstitials airing on Bite TV and AUX in Canada. (2008-2011)
Produced by Mattru Media
Producer/Director/Editor - Ngardy Conteh George
Camera - Chris Baptista, Ngardy Conteh George
The Rhyming Chef - Interstitial
The Rhyming Chef Barbuda - Ep 1. Get Laid Salad
Balsamic Glaze - The Rhyming Chef
And just for fun...
Producer/Director/Camera/Editor/Cool Auntie - Ngardy Conteh George