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.

Ricardo Franco Marin

Kyle Wilson

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Kyle Wilson

Carol Dantas

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.

Carol Dantas

Marco Zodio

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.

Marco Zodio

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

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.

Sharmaine Flores

Cory Rokes

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.

Cory Rokes
Cory Rokes

Full Adamant Crew

Directed by - RICARDO FRANCO MARIN

 

Produced by - CORY ROKES

Associate Producer - DYLAN WARNER

 

Story by - RICARDO FRANCO MARIN

Screenplay by:

RICARDO FRANCO MARIN

SERGIO GONZALES

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

 

Behind-the-Scenes Photographers:

CORY ROKES

JP BETANCURTH

KALVIN MOSES

 

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:

JOSEF FLORIS

DEVIN BARIL

ERICA KIM

Production Boom Operators:

DEVIN BARIL

JOHN ZHONG

Edited by - MARCO ZODIO

Post Supervisor - CORY ROKES

DIT/Assistant Editor - ANDRES GARZA ESCOBAR

Colourist - ANDRES GARZA ESCOBAR

 

Visual Effects Supervisor - RICARDO FRANCO MARIN

Visual Effects Artists

KATRINA ROMANOWICZ

MARCO ZODIO

 

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

JOHN FLEMING

GABRIEL NUNES

DANI JIJON

 

Craft Services provided by:

FAIR FARE CATERING

 

*Special Thanks*

SUSHANT DESAI

JOY JIANG

&

To all VFS staff, students, and friends who helped

this film along the way.