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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*
SQIFF Mini-series 2022
Glasgow Film Theatre at Bonjour 2022
Official Selection British Shorts Festival Berlin 2023
BAFTA qualifying competition Glasgow Short Film Festival 2023
Official Selection Leeds Queer Film Festival 2023
Screening as part of The Offside Project
Official Selection Gaze LGBT Film Festival 2023
Oscar qualifying competition Out on Film 2023
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