Who I Am Now (2022)
Creative Scotland & LEAP
Who I Am Now is a 10 minute drama animation hybrid,
supported by Creative Scotland's Create: Inclusion Fund and LEAP Sports Scotland.
When Tariq’s older brother arrives from Egypt - the first time he’s seen him since he came to the UK and since his transition - he’s forced to confront his complicated feelings about family. Denise, his friend, a fellow trans refugee and teammate, shares her own story about friends and family. A film about the family we're born into and the families we make from our friends.
Based on an idea by Zan Scott & Adam Kashmiry.
Starring Adam Kashmiry (Ghostlight, Adam) & Talisa Garcia (Willow, Baptiste, The Girlfriend Experience).
Animation by Holly Summerson.
Written by Michael Lee Richardson
Produced by Reece Cargan at Bombito Productions
News and Reviews:
Glasgow Short Film Festival reveal 2023 programme
The Skinny Website
Aesthetica Alumni: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022
Scottish Talent and settings in this year's programme as part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022
Edinburgh Film Festival Website
Who I Am Now Secures funding
Festivals & Screenings
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022 | *Nominated for The McLaren Award*
Glasgow Film Theatre at Bonjour 2022
Official Selection British Shorts Festival Berlin 2023
BAFTA qualifying competition Glasgow Short Film Festival 2023