Confessions of an Innocent Man

Confessions of an Innocent Man

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This raw exposé examines William Sampson’s harrowing experience while imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for a crime he didn’t commit. Sampson was working as a businessman when he was suddenly arrested and charged with a terrorist bombing and murder. He was tortured and held for 31 months. He is still fighting to hold the Saudi government accountable. He also asks, Where was the Canadian government?

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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Confessions of an Innocent Man, David Paperny, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • director
    David Paperny
  • narrator
    Martin Sheen
  • narration writer
    Ian Gill
    David Paperny
  • producer
    Terence McKeown
    David Paperny
    Tracey Friesen
  • executive producer
    Cal Shumiatcher
    Trevor Hodgson
    Catherine Tait
    Rina Fraticelli
  • executive in charge of production
    Louise Clark
    Bob Culbert
  • editor
    Lara Mazur
  • director of photography
    Todd Elyzen
  • original music composer
    Ben Mink
    Schaun Tozer
  • music producer
    Ben Mink
    Schaun Tozer
  • production designer
    David Fischer
  • associate producer
    Lisa Nault
  • archival research
    Paula Sawadsky
  • clearances
    Paula Sawadsky
  • sound design
    Miguel Nunes
  • sound supervision
    Miguel Nunes
  • post-production supervisor
    John Christie
  • online editor
    Tyler Hill
  • research
    Laurie Few
  • graphic effects
    Ian Kirby
    Caleb Bouchard
  • still photography
    Rosamond Norbury
  • colourist
    Claudio Sepulveda
  • first assistant editor
    Tyler J. Smart
  • assistant editor
    Tuyet Le
  • production manager
    Lisa Nault
  • sound recordist
    Patrick Brereton
    Brent Calkin
  • field producer
    Genny Masterman
  • additional camera
    Mike Adams
    Larry Carey
    Phil Geyelin
    Doug Pike
  • grip
    Terry Kim
    John Sillitoe
  • additional sound
    André Boisvert
    Bruce Cameron
    Mark Wilson
  • makeup
    Nicole Harvey
    John L. Healy
  • hair
    Nicole Harvey
    John L. Healy
  • re-recording mixer
    Miguel Nunes
  • dialogue editor
    Gina Mueller
  • ambiance editor
    Jeff Shannon
  • audio engineer
    Brett Rothfield
  • production accountant
    Denny McArthur
  • accounting assistant
    Carleen Jurincic
    Jamie Falconer
  • corporate finance
    Cecile Peyret
  • business affairs
    Trevor Hodgson
    Emma Blake
  • director of development
    Aynsley Vogel
  • development coordinator
    Tammy Lawrence
  • legal services
    Eric Shipman
  • insurance
    Jones Brown
  • transcriber
    Trace Sitter
    Maureen Ritchie
  • production assistant
    Mike Dinsmore
    Trisha Mitrocsak
    Rachel Warick
    Sasha Wade
    Jeremy Wilcox
    Emma Avery
  • intern
    Nimisha Mukerji
  • casting director
    Dorothy Szymanska
  • actor
    Brent Stait
  • assistant director
    Jeff Mosuk
  • set decorator
    Linda Vipond
  • stunt coordinator
    Phil Chiu
  • additional actor
    Zeus Ghadban
    Babek Haleky
    Ahmad Sharmrou
    Tony Ali
    Jasbir Singh
  • storyboard artist
    Vern Giammartino
  • 1st camera assistant
    Simon Jori
  • 2nd camera assistant
    Lewis Bennett
  • key grip
    Steve Larsen
  • best boy grip
    Sandy MacDonald
  • key gaffer
    Donnie Allen
  • best boy electric
    Nathan Allen
  • makeup assistant
    Danielle Fowler
  • hair assistant
    Danielle Fowler
  • set dresser
    Ross Wahl
  • props master
    Nick Dibley
  • props assistant
    Jake Miller
  • costume designer
    Fiona Boyle
  • script supervisor
    Laura Murdoch
    Lisa Rerrie
  • set construction
    Camel Productions
  • catering
    Shooting Star
  • craft service
    Renata Lisicka