This was an emotive story that resonated with me. As a migrant to Australia myself, I felt a duty to tell this story with authenticity. We went to great lengths in the casting process to find the right Sudanese father and daughter and had great support from our agency partner.
With a reputation built on powerful, emotionally charged content, Fileti’s storytelling is driven by a belief that images speak to the soul of the viewer. Fileti works primarily with non-actors to capture life as it is, carefully framed and distilled. His mission is to uncover the beauty in the everyday; to band the emotion and aesthetic around one simple core idea. He plays with the lines between documentary, fiction and experimental cinema to craft films that focus on concepts and feelings above all else.