Farah gave us his 3 minute and this is how it went.
What are you watching right now?
A film I watched recently that I really dug was Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby. Film is flawless to this day and has some breathtaking performances in it. I also revisited Lion (2016) directed by Garth Davis One of my favourites and the film remains my favourite Australian film.
In terms of television, like the rest of the world I’ve fallen in love with Squid Game. When They See Us in my opinion is one of the best shows available on streaming services. It’s heavy, and definitely needs to be in a certain mindset to watch it, especially when you are BIPOC, but it’s a show I’d recommend to almost anyone.
2. My jewellery. This one’s pretty self explanatory. I can’t leave the house without wearing a couple of small pieces.
3. My iPhone. Shit is crazy these days with the capabilities we all take for granted. My lifestyle has led me to move to New York and then to Sydney as a Melbourne born creative,
Second has gotta be music
music generally helps me just get into right mood, and set my intention.
Third thing is the simplest one, but it's the mood. If I’m in a bad mood and in a bad environment, it kills creativity.
I also started out as an actor doing theatre as well so I think getting that stage experience on top of making movies at home was the foundation for what I was to do later in life. I’ve been acting plus writing/directing seriously the last seven years ever since I made my first short film during my year 12 exam week. It was here I made the decision to chase my dreams and do it with passion and focus.
The film is about Liban, an ex Somali soldier, suffering from PTSD and living in the housing commissions of Melbourne is forced to not only accept a Western way of life, but son’s sexuality.
Hakuumacaato is a Somali/ Australian film that has won the prestigious Platinum Remi award at Worldfest, Houston 2021 - previous recipients of the award include Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee as well as The Jury Award at Seattle Queer Film Festival 2020 for “Best Short Film” and has also taken home the award for “Best Student Cinematography, awarded to DP Daniel Tan in the Amsterdam based festival European Cinematographers Awards (2020).
How/Where can people watch the film?
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
The Jam Factory on November 21st: 1.00pm
Cinema Nova November 27th at 4:30pm
Grab ticket here