A fictionalized story inspired by true events. “Mo”, a blind Muslim man, and “Abu” a Jewish man living with dwarfism,
lived and worked together; their companionship allowed them to survive.
1844 Studios conducted an introductory animation mentorship program as part of the creation of this film. Four wonderful candidates from the greater Edmonton area were chosen to partake in this program.
In this seminar, participants received a 2-hour workshop with an award-winning animator, an animation assignment with guidance from the mentor, an honorarium, as well as an IMDB credit.
This program was led by a brilliant mentor, Perry Shulak. Perry has applied his skills as a designer to over 60 comprehensive educational resource projects that included print, video and interactive media. He has been recognized through his efforts with six awards from Alberta New Media, nominations from the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association, and Alberta Gold and Bronze Premier awards.
A behind the scenes look at the live music recording session for Abu & Mo.
Acclaimed composer and santur player, Farhad Khosravi, collaborated with
Nauzanin Knight to create the film’s original score.
Videography by Alizain Mevawala, Nauzanin Knight, and Emily Shepard.