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Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven

| 16 min

This short symphonic documentary offers a glimpse into the unique religious co-existence found along No. 5 Road in Richmond, British Columbia. Highway to Heaven takes audiences into many of the temples, mosques, and churches that call No. 5 home, revealing unity despite difference across these diverse cultural spaces. In a world struggling with religious violence and intolerance, filmmaker Sandra Ignagni has crafted a gentle portrait of a rare landscape using attentive imagery and an acoustic tapestry of prayer.

  • participation
    Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre/ Az-Zahraa Isla
    Evangelical Formosan Church of Greater V
    India Cultural Centre of Canada/ Gurdwar
    Kingswood Pub
    Lingyen Mountain Temple
    Mylora Executive Golf Course
    Richmond Jewish Day School
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Richmond
    Thrangu Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
    Trinity Pacific Evangelical Church
    Vedic Centre
  • writer
    Sandra Ignagni
  • director
    Sandra Ignagni
  • producer
    Shirley Vercruysse
  • associate producer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • line producer
    Jennifer Roworth
  • director of photography
    Andrew Coppin
  • editor
    Milena Salazar
  • sound design
    Eva Madden
  • sound recordist
    Lisa Kolisnyk
    David Pullmer
  • 1st assistant camera
    Mikah Sharkey
  • 2nd assistant camera
    Eva Brownstein
  • data wrangler
    Odessa Shuquaya
  • gaffer
    Paul Murakami
  • grip
    Chalane Hayward
  • production coordinator
    Kristyn Stilling
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production assistant
    Josephine Anderson
    Ahmad Ali Jaffer
    Sayyidah Jaffer
    Hoi Bing Mo
    Milena Salazar
    Baljit Sangra
  • graphic designer
    Tim Linklater
  • colourist
    Lionel Barton
  • re-recording mixer
    Greg Stewart
    Joe Watts
  • project participant
    Abba Brodt
    Dale Burdhial
    Chris Carmichael
    Carol Day
    Kevin Krygier
    Bill McNulty
    Savitri Narayan
    Harold Steves
    Justin Tse
  • development mentorship
    J.P. Sniadecki
    Brett Story
  • UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art - summer intensive
    Christopher Allen
    Lucila Moctezuma
    Martha Shane
  • marketing manager
    Kay Rondonneau
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock
  • studio administrator
    Carla Jones
  • executive producer
    Shirley Vercruysse
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom


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