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Coming of age in the centre of the western hemisphere’s largest recorded migration crisis, ENMANUEL reflects on the core tenets of the crisis after the exodus; family, courage, and the meaning of home.

ENMANUEL

THEATRICAL DOCUMENTARY
CANADA / 90 MINUTES
DIRECTION TY SNADEN
PRODUCTION JAVIER BADILLO
TY SNADEN
ADVISOR CHARLES OFFICER
The eldest son of Venezuelan refugees comes of age in the centre of the western hemisphere’s largest recorded migration crisis. As his parents struggle for permanence in Colombia, Enmanuel navigates creating space for himself and his family. As he gains confidence and traction, he reflects on core tenets of his situation; his family’s history, courage, and the meaning of home.

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CREATIVES

ty snaden - director

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javier badillo - producer

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andres landau - editor

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nascuy linares - composer

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charles officer - advisor

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m.p. hernandez - consultant

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TY SNADEN
DIRECTOR

Ty Snaden is a JUNO nominated documentary photographer and emerging filmmaker currently based between Bogotá, Colombia and Toronto, Canada. His work has been published in the U.S., Canada and Europe and he has worked with Rolling Stone, Universal Music Group, The National Broadcast Orchestra of Canada, Entertainment One, Toyota and Canon. Ty’s previous photo and mixed media documentary projects include a year long photo essay of the Canadian band July Talk, Why I Fight, a photo series exploring the breaking of gender barriers in mixed martial arts training, and Through Hell, a series of portraits and first person diary entries exploring the people and places affected by addiction. Enmanuel is his first documentary feature. 

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JAVIER BADILLO
PRODUCER

Javier Badillo is a Venezuelan-Canadian filmmaker. Badillo’s films have screened in Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe, where his comedy FATAL RHAPSODY won Audience Choice Award (Harrogate, UK, 2018). Badillo received the 2019 RBC Top Canadian Immigrant award and in 2018 nominated for the Latincouver Inspirational Latin Award for contributions to Canada’s multicultural communities. He currently serves on the board of the Venezuelan Canadian Society of BC, supporting Venezuelan immigrants and refugees worldwide. Previously Badillo worked as Programming Director for the Vancouver Short Film Festival, moderated public forums at the Institute for International Film Financing, and was the first Vancouver Director for the intl filmmaker’s society Raindance. 

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ANDRES LANDAU
PICTURE EDITOR

With over 20 years experience, Argentina-native Andres Landau is an award-winning editor and respected post-production supervisor in Toronto’s film and television community. Editing credits include The National Parks Project, Sirmilik, the 2012 Genie Award winning short documentary by director Zacharias Kunuk and feature documentary The Stairs by Hugh Gibson, Winner of the 2016 Toronto Film Critics Association for Best Canadian Film. Charles Officer’s feature documentary, Unarmed Verses produced by The National Film Board of Canada, Winner of the 2017 HotDocs Best Canadian Feature Documentary, 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival and 2018 TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Audience Award and most recently Akilla’s Escape, 2020 Toronto International FIlm Festival Selection.

Bio section photo of Composer Nascuy Linares.

NASCUY LINARES
COMPOSER

Nascuy Linares is a musician and filmmaker, with a long career as a film composer and editor for feature films and documentaries. His original music has scored many celebrated films including the Academy Nominee “The Embrace of the Serpent” directed by Ciro Guerra, “Los Silencios” by Brazilian director Beatriz Seigner, “Tocar y Luchar” directed by Alberto Arvelo, “Luxor” directed by Zeina Durra and the documentary “Once upon a time in Venezuela” by Anabel Rodriguez, and more than forty movies. Awarded with the Fenix Prize and the Platino Prize for best original scores, Nascuy has done many collaborations with maestro Gustavo Dudamel, scoring the soundtrack for the feature film “The Liberator” and as video and stage manager for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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CHARLES OFFICER
ADVISOR

Charles Officer is an acclaimed writer, director, producer and founder of Canesugar Mediaworks. A former creative director and graphic designer, his film works include the crime-noir Akilla’s Escape (TIFF 2020) featuring Saul Williams and an original score by Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack. His feature documentary film Mighty Jerome earned him his first Emmy. Unarmed Verses received Best Feature Awards at Hot Docs, Vancouver International Festival and TIFF Top Ten Festival. While Officer balances work as a director on critically-acclaimed TV series; Coroner (CW), Ransom (CBS) and 21 Thunder (Netflix). He is committed to realizing work that amplifies people of colour and integrates the arts. From his debut feature Nurse.Fighter.Boy that garnered a record ten CSA Nominations, to his truth to power documentary The Skin We’re In examining anti-black racism in Canada. Charles is passionate about humanity. 

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MARIA PAULA HERNANDEZ
CONSULTING PRODUCER

Maria Paula Hernandez is a Colombian Film and Television Producer. After achieving a Bachelor’s of Arts from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá Hernandez went on to obtain a Masters degree in Line Producing from the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC), Barcelona. Hernandez works in various fields of the audiovisual sector as a producer of audiovisual projects and also as part of the organization of several national festivals and markets such as the Cartagena Film Festival (FICCI) and Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM). 

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TY SNADEN
DIRECTOR

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JAVIER BADILLO
PRODUCER

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ANDRES LANDAU
PICTURE EDITOR

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NASCUY LINARES
COMPOSER

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CHARLES OFFICER
ADVISOR

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M.P. HERNANDEZ
CONSULTANT

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Bio section photo of Director Ty Snaden.

TY SNADEN
DIRECTOR

Ty Snaden is a JUNO nominated documentary photographer and emerging filmmaker currently based between Bogotá, Colombia and Toronto, Canada. His work has been published in the U.S., Canada and Europe and he has worked with Rolling Stone, Universal Music Group, The National Broadcast Orchestra of Canada, Entertainment One, Toyota and Canon. Ty’s previous photo and mixed media documentary projects include a year long photo essay of the Canadian band July Talk, Why I Fight, a photo series exploring the breaking of gender barriers in mixed martial arts training, and Through Hell, a series of portraits and first person diary entries exploring the people and places affected by addiction. Enmanuel is his first documentary feature. 

Bio section photo of Producer Javier Badillo.

JAVIER BADILLO
PRODUCER

Javier Badillo is a Venezuelan-Canadian filmmaker. Badillo’s films have screened in Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe, where his comedy FATAL RHAPSODY won Audience Choice Award (Harrogate, UK, 2018). Badillo received the 2019 RBC Top Canadian Immigrant award and in 2018 nominated for the Latincouver Inspirational Latin Award for contributions to Canada’s multicultural communities. He currently serves on the board of the Venezuelan Canadian Society of BC, supporting Venezuelan immigrants and refugees worldwide. Previously Badillo worked as Programming Director for the Vancouver Short Film Festival, moderated public forums at the Institute for International Film Financing, and was the first Vancouver Director for the intl filmmaker’s society Raindance. 

Bio section photo of Picture Editor Andres Landau.

ANDRES LANDAU
PICTURE EDITOR

With over 20 years experience, Argentina-native Andres Landau is an award-winning editor and respected post-production supervisor in Toronto’s film and television community. Editing credits include The National Parks Project, Sirmilik, the 2012 Genie Award winning short documentary by director Zacharias Kunuk and feature documentary The Stairs by Hugh Gibson, Winner of the 2016 Toronto Film Critics Association for Best Canadian Film. Charles Officer’s feature documentary, Unarmed Verses produced by The National Film Board of Canada, Winner of the 2017 HotDocs Best Canadian Feature Documentary, 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival and 2018 TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Audience Award and most recently Akilla’s Escape, 2020 Toronto International FIlm Festival Selection.

Bio section photo of Composer Nascuy Linares.

NASCUY LINARES
COMPOSER

Nascuy Linares is a musician and filmmaker, with a long career as a film composer and editor for feature films and documentaries. His original music has scored many celebrated films including the Academy Nominee “The Embrace of the Serpent” directed by Ciro Guerra, “Los Silencios” by Brazilian director Beatriz Seigner, “Tocar y Luchar” directed by Alberto Arvelo, “Luxor” directed by Zeina Durra and the documentary “Once upon a time in Venezuela” by Anabel Rodriguez, and more than forty movies. Awarded with the Fenix Prize and the Platino Prize for best original scores, Nascuy has done many collaborations with maestro Gustavo Dudamel, scoring the soundtrack for the feature film “The Liberator” and as video and stage manager for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Bio section photo of Advisor Charles Officer.

CHARLES OFFICER
ADVISOR

Charles Officer is an acclaimed writer, director, producer and founder of Canesugar Mediaworks. A former creative director and graphic designer, his film works include the crime-noir Akilla’s Escape (TIFF 2020) featuring Saul Williams and an original score by Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack. His feature documentary film Mighty Jerome earned him his first Emmy. Unarmed Verses received Best Feature Awards at Hot Docs, Vancouver International Festival and TIFF Top Ten Festival. While Officer balances work as a director on critically-acclaimed TV series; Coroner (CW), Ransom (CBS) and 21 Thunder (Netflix). He is committed to realizing work that amplifies people of colour and integrates the arts. From his debut feature Nurse.Fighter.Boy that garnered a record ten CSA Nominations, to his truth to power documentary The Skin We’re In examining anti-black racism in Canada. Charles is passionate about humanity. 

Bio section photo of Consulting Producer Maria Paula Hernandez.

MARIA PAULA HERNANDEZ
CONSULTING PRODUCER

Maria Paula Hernandez is a Colombian Film and Television Producer. After achieving a Bachelor’s of Arts from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá Hernandez went on to obtain a Masters degree in Line Producing from the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC), Barcelona. Hernandez works in various fields of the audiovisual sector as a producer of audiovisual projects and also as part of the organization of several national festivals and markets such as the Cartagena Film Festival (FICCI) and Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM). 

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