SHORTS IN COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY

FIRST STEPS

Directed by Jason DaSilva
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 10 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE FIRST STEPS
After working as a filmmaker for 10 years, Jason DaSilva put his experience with progressive multiple sclerosis on the screen in First Steps. The film uses DaSilva's personal narrative as an anchor point to weave in and out of interviews, explanations, and findings on MS within a jigsaw puzzle of incidents.
Documentary
About the Director(s)
Jason DaSilva made his directorial debut with the doc Cuba Dreams. His short Olivia's Puzzle has shown at festivals from Sundance to Karachi, winning awards along the way. His documentary Lest We Forget premiered at IDFA 2003 in Amsterdam. He currently resides in New York.
Special Note

Note: This film will screen as part of the Shorts: Time Will Tell program.


Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Documentary
  • Year:
    2008
  • Length:
    10 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Jason DaSilva
  • Producer:
    Jason DaSilva
  • Associate Producer:
    Susan Kim
  • Title Design:
    Miguel Valdes
  • Camera:
    Shamsul Islam, Shilpi Gupta, Leigh DaSilva, Victor Ballasteros, Danita Chow
  • Screenwriter:
    Jason DaSilva
  • Primary Cast:
    Jason DaSilva, Kumar Pallana, Marianne D'Souza, Susan Kim
  • Music:
    Sara Ciantar, William Cheung

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