Film Production BFA Final Years Craig Range (Director), Mintie Pardoe (Producer), Farhad Ghaderi (Director of Photography) won at the Montreal World Film Festival for Best Experimental Short for their film All Things Wanting. Created for the Film Production program’s Persistence of Vision Festival (POV26) last year, we celebrate their achievement.
The Montreal World Film Festival (WFF) founded in 1977, is one of Canada’s oldest international film festivals and the only competitive film festival in North America accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) although the Toronto International Film Festival is North America’s only accredited non-competitive festival. The public festival is held annually in late August in the city of Montreal in Quebec. Unlike the Toronto International Film Festival, which has a greater focus on Canadian and other North American films, the Montreal World Film Festival has a larger diversity of films from all over the world.
All Things Wanting is about Norman, a man struggling to make a film about his fear. He fails and descends into the space between thought and expression while trying to express his anxiety with the world and his future. All Things Wanting examines a man wrestling with that which determines him and his art.
Craig Range, Director
Craig is originally from Livelong, Saskatchewan. He now lives and works in Vancouver, BC where he has his own production company, Nakasone Folk, which produces music videos, commercials, and other short films. He is also attending UBC part time to receive a degree in Film Production. Craig strives to create unique stories and imagery that leave an impression on audiences.
View more of Craig’s work here: https://vimeo.com/user27032560
Farhad Ghaderi | Director of Photography
Farhad grew up in Mexico City, and has always had a passion for the arts, photography and cinematography. When he’s not slowly dying from academia, he strives to convey emotions through images. His work has been recognized with works published internationally in various publications like Vogue Italia, Worbz, BLUR and LightOut Magazine. Farhad aims to use natural and available light, alongside intimate settings in his work. He is finishing his third year of studies in the Film Production program at the University of British Columbia.
View more of Farhad’s work here: www.farhadghaderi.com
Mintie Pardoe | Producer
Born and raised in the suburbs London, UK, Mintie now lives and works in Vancouver and in her fourth year of study in the Film Production program at the University of British Columbia. She works in the industry on camera and art departments on features and TV shows. With her ability to stay organized and multi-task, producing came naturally to Mintie. This year will be directing, producing, and shooti