Ricardo Franco Marín
Ricardo Franco Marín is a Mexican born Director and animation student at Tecnologico de Monterrey. Ricardo always had a passion for stories and since he was a child he dreamt of the opportunity of becoming a film director. To tell interesting stories for a living. That's why in 2019 he moved to Vancouver to pursue his career as a filmmaker, studying film production at Vancouver Film school. Graduating in December 2020 but not before writing and directing Adamant.
With Adamant, a superhero drama, Ricardo debuts his first short film in hopes of exploring the relationship between parenthood and being a superhero.
Now Ricardo is set to release a small animated short film titled Blow by Blow. A short about what drives people to keep moving forward.
Kyle grew up in a small southern Albertan town where he watched movies to pass the time. Soon this led him to start making his own movies with friends using a beginner DSLR. He made short films, shot weddings and events within the community. In 2019 he moved to British Columbia in order to continue his film education at the Vancouver Film School. Here he specialized in Cinematography and Directing; expanding his capabilities and gaining inspiration from the city of Vancouver.
He considers himself a dramatist, his favourite films being those that elaborate on the perspectives of people we may overlook in the real world. He thinks film is our greatest art
form for communicating empathy. Kyle was drawn to Adamant because of the complexities and philosophical enquiries the film brings to the superhero genre. Through lighting and camera positioning, he hoped to bring the cinematic scale that this project deserves.
His next project was shot in Miami, FL. Through Your Eyes was inspired by his life in this new city and will be hitting festivals some time on the near future.
Carol is a young, Brazilian professional actress. She's specialized in movies and productions such as the pilot episode of Singularity, some of St. Jude Filmes as Say it or (The Words of a Little Girl) and Neon Killer. Also more recently the short movie: RePlay.
Currently Carol recently graduated from the Film Production program at the Vancouver Film School, specializing in the fields of Production Design and Cinematography.
Now, back in Brazil she aspires to continue working in the industry as Actress but also enter the Art Department working mainly on feature films and TV series.
Marco Zodio is an Italian born filmmaker. Soon after high school he decided to leave his home country to start traveling. He has worked and studied abroad for the past nine years.
Through his travels around North America, Mexico, Asia and Oceania, he has discovered cultures and met incredible people from all over the world. As a result he has enriched his vision of the worlds society. From 2015 to 2017 he lived in Queenstown, New Zealand, where he discovered his passion for film making, inspired by the incredible landscape of the country.
In 2018 he got accepted at Vancouver Film School to start his studies on Film Production, His specializations included Producing and Post-Production.
He is passionate about documentaries, which drives him to pursue small projects about social and environmental topics. His most recent work can be found on his YouTube and Vimeo profiles. Marco's international experiences have given him a unique way to see the world, revealing exceptional results through the lens of his camera. He showcases, fearlessly, current problems and wonders of the planet Earth.
Sharmaine Flores is a film maker who was born and raised in Vancouver B.C. Since she was a child, she was always fascinated at people and their motives behind their actions. For her, those thoughts were always stemmed by film. After studying Psychology in college, the idea of translating these thoughts to a creative outlet is what made her decide to leap into film.
She soon attended Vancouver Film School in 2019, where she specialized in Post-Production and Directing. This lead her to becoming a 1st Assistant Director plus allowed her the opportunity to write and direct numerous short films. After graduating in Dec. 2020, she hopes to continue writing and directing.
Hailing from Michigan in the United States, Cory's back ground is in business management and marketing. While living in Washington D.C. in 2015; he joined the ska-punk band, Thirteen Towers, as the trumpet player. During this time he created and directed video content for the band and it was there he found his passion for film making.
In 2019 he moved to Vancouver B.C. to study at the Vancouver Film School, specializing in Directing and Producing. His goal was to find a way to dive head-first into the film industry and begin a career.
While in school he produced a host of short films including Adamant. He hopes to start a career producing feature films, television series, and OTT/Video-on-Demand content. He also hopes to break into directing more.
Full Adamant Crew
Directed by - RICARDO FRANCO MARIN
Produced by - CORY ROKES
Associate Producer - DYLAN WARNER
Story by - RICARDO FRANCO MARIN
RICARDO FRANCO MARIN
Script Supervisor - GRAHAM MAREK STEPNIEWSKI
1st Assistant Director - SHARMAINE FLORES
2nd Assistant Director - KALVIN MOSES
Director of Photography - KYLE WILSON
Camera Operator - MEGAN MELVILLE
1st Assistant Camera - NELDA MARCELA ALMAGUER
2nd Assistant Camera - ABRIL ARNAUDA APPEL
Gaffer - JORGE PREISSER ROMERO
King Grip - ALECK CAMPBELL
Dolly/Jib Operator - YIWEN AN
Grip & Electric Best Boy - JP BETANCURTH
Production Designer - CAROL DANTAS
Costumes & Wardrobe - CAROL DANTAS
Art Director - AYA KAMEDA
Set Decorator & Props Master - AYA KAMEDA
Art Assistant - ABRIL ARNAUDA APPEL
Key Hair & Make-Up Artist - NAKESHA CHONG
Assistant Hair & Make-Up Artist - MARIA VERVENA
Production Sound Mixers:
Production Boom Operators:
Edited by - MARCO ZODIO
Post Supervisor - CORY ROKES
DIT/Assistant Editor - ANDRES GARZA ESCOBAR
2nd Assistant Editor - MARVIN AMIN
Colourist - ANDRES GARZA ESCOBAR
Visual Effects Supervisor - RICARDO FRANCO MARIN
Visual Effects Artists:
Sound Design - JOSH DESJARDINS
Foley Recordist - KYLE CASHEN
Foley Artist - DEVIN BARIL
Foley Editor - KYLE CASHEN
ADR Recordist - DEVIN BARIL
Dialogue Mixer - DEVIN BARIL
Sound Effects Editor - GIANCARLO GRANATA
Re-Recording Mixer - DAN MURRAY
Composer - JOSH DESJARDINS
Music Editor - JOSH DESJARDINS
Stunt Coordinator - MATT MYLREA
Stunt Assistant - IAN ROZYLO
Term Project Assistants & COVID Safety Officers
Craft Services provided by:
FAIR FARE CATERING
Thanks to all VFS staff, students, and friends
who helped this film along the way.