Productions

Grand Cru

A Montrealer risks it all to fulfill his dream of becoming one of the few elite wine producers in Burgundy, France. > more

Care Rebels

A six part web series about individuals who are breaking barriers for unpaid friend and family caregivers. > more

A Time to Swim

A former exile returns to his childhood village and struggles to navigate a complex web of interests and tensions in a race to save his culture. > more

Forever Dad

When a photographer loses contact with his son following a parental abduction, he embarks on an artistic project to make portraits of other fathers in the same situation. > more

Okpik’s Dream

The extraordinary life story of Harry Okpik, champion Inuit sled dog musher and amputee. > more

The Flying Stars

Portrait of civil war amputees in Sierra Leone through a soccer league and one of its most charismatic and haunted players. > more

Burgundy Jazz

A web documentary that explores the Montreal Black community's incredible contribution to jazz. > more

Come Worry With Us!

Can a rock band be the village that raises a child? Montreal band Silver Mt. Zion has accepted a child into its touring tribe. > more

Lost Rivers

The past, present, and future of the world's lost urban rivers. > more

Mr. Crab

A child who both idolizes and is terrified by his father dives into the waters of Trinidad and his imagination to confront his fears. > more

The Flying Stars

During Sierra Leone’s civil war, rebels amputated countless limbs. Most of the victims are orphans, outcasts in a society that refuses to face its past, locked in a struggle to escape dire poverty. For some of them, only the amputee soccer league offers a chance at a better life. But the league is not an entirely safe haven, because it too has its jealousies and internal fights. Focusing on Bornor, a star player and charismatic young man haunted by his demons, The Flying Stars documents, but does not seek to simplify, the daily challenges facing young men broken by life, trying to overcome a cruel fate. Produced by Mattru Media in association with Catbird Productions.

Directed by | Ngardy Conteh George & Allan Tong
Produced by | Ngardy Conteh George, Allan Tong, Katarina Soukup 
Production Company | Mattru Media in association with Catbird Productions
Written by | Allan Tong
With | Bornor Kargbo, Manior Fauour Kargbo, Samuel, Alice, Andrew, Victor Kargbo, Chernor Kamara, Mohamed “Census” Jalloh, Suleiman Jalloh, Lynn Pelton
Director of Photography | Colin Akoon
Editors | Ngardy Conteh George, Tiffany Beaudin, Cameron Esler
Original Music | Kobèna Acquaah-Harrison
Sound | Ngardy Conteh George, Allan Tong, Hashmiyun Magona, Morie Salankole, Daniel Pellerin, Jeremy Fong, Geoff Raffan

Sundance Institute, Kickstarter, Telefilm Pitch This Prize (2011 Toronto International Film Festival)

ICI Radio-Canada, Radio-Canada International, DR Danish Broadcasting, NHK Japanese Broadcasting Corporation

WORLD PREMIERE – Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM)