There are no barriers to a good friendship.
Being a buddy is about sharing, inspiring and encouraging another person. As good friends are hard to find, Best Buddies pairs-up friends-to-be, and in doing so breaks down barriers to communication for people with disabilities. Our film, supported by Qatar Financial Centre, aimed to give Best Buddies Qatar a powerfully communicative and energising piece of content that we hope will resonate throughout Qatar and the Best Buddies International organisation. The concept behind the film began with a very simple thought… There are no barriers to a good friendship. And so, to emphasise this, we created a visual barrier using the motif of a split screen, through which our buddies communicate, engage, chat and have fun, despite the very present divide in the screen.
As they break through this barrier, they prove that great friendships conquer all.
Best Buddy Left: Khalifa
Best Buddy Right: Eid
Director Omar Khalifa
DoP Chris Moon
Producer Shereen Ali
Producer Dana Baddar
Production Coordinator Sobia Ghias
First AC Ashiq Khan
Gaffer Cenon Costales
Grip Dasirum Bhusal
Art Director Rita Cabuhat
Colorist Walter Cavatoi
Editor Menna Kamel
Editor Wajdi Elian
VFX Artist Denver Gomeceria
Sound Design Vadim Staver
Sound Design & Final Mix Mauricio D'Orey
Hair & Make-Up Jules Korshoonoff
On-Set Photographer Sadie Packer
Art Department Assistant Ibrahim Muthaneer
Transport Ahmed Nawaz
Special thanks to Qatar Financial Centre for their support.