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The Perfect Story

The Perfect Story

| 1 h 13 min

The Perfect Story offers a riveting, intimate look at the ethical and moral challenges sparked by the relationship between a foreign correspondent and a young Somali refugee. By revealing the boundaries of journalism and filmmaking, the film questions what stories are told, why, and who gets to tell them.

  • writer
    Michelle Shephard
  • director
    Michelle Shephard
  • producer
    Bryn Hughes
    Lea Marin
    Michelle Shephard
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
    Jane Jankovic
  • independent production officer
    Linda Fong
  • featuring
    Ismael Abdulle
    Sahal Abdulle
  • co-producer
    Nick Hector
  • editor
    Nick Hector
  • music composer
    Justin Small
    Ohad Benchetrit
  • music performer
    Justin Small
    Ohad Benchetrit
  • musician
    Esmaeel Abofakher
    Laura Bates
  • cinematographer
    Wesley Legge
  • associate producer
    Sahal Abdulle
    Kate Vollum
  • visual researcher
    Erin Chisholm
  • additional camera
    Iris Ng
    Christian Bielz
    Steve Russell
  • 2nd unit camera
    Dan Dougay
  • 1st assistant camera
    Dina Attalla
  • sound recordist
    Chandra Bulucon
    Dave Draper
    Jim Ursulak
  • additional sound recordist
    David Best
    Nathaniel Gustin
    Brad Dawe
    Dane Kelly
    Mary Wong
  • story editor
    Nick Hector
  • post production supervisor
    Edwin Janzen
  • assistant editor
    Alysha Baker
  • sound editing
    Sound Dogs Toronto
  • sound supervisor
    Nelson Ferreira
  • sound effects editor
    Jack Madigan
  • recording engineer
    Spencer Clerk
  • studio assistant
    Stefana Fratila
  • post-production facility
  • account manager
    Mark Stevens
  • head of post production
    Carmelo Gallé
  • sound studio manager
    Steven Gurman
  • project manager
    Jeff Hocken
  • colourist
    AJ McLauchlin
  • re-recording mixer
    Eric Apps
  • online editor
    Cory Johnson
  • DI conform
    Shawn Zacchigna
  • studio operations manager
    Mark Wilson
  • production supervisor
    Marcus Matyas
  • senior production coordinator
    Katie Murray
  • technical coordinator
    Kevin Riley
  • studio administrator
    Andrew Martin-Smith
    Patricia Bourgeois
  • marketing manager
    Melissa Wheeler
    Jessica Gedge
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • stills photography
    Michelle Shephard
  • graphics
    Nick Sewell
    Sasha Jordan Appler
  • production coordinator
    Bryn Hughes
  • production accountant
    Dania Kannan
  • fixer
    Benta Ochieng
    Bachir Osman
  • transcription
    Laurel Toews
    Nuruddin Qorane
    Astrid Larsen
  • insurance
    Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.
    Lesya Kozoriz
  • legal
    Sandra Richmond
    Diana Cafazzo


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