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Ninth Floor

2015 | 81 min

Short Synopsis

Long Synopsis

Promotional Materials


A conversation with director and writer Mina Shum

A conversation with producer Selwyn Jacob

Key Events



Mina Shum

Photo : Véro Boncompagni

Selwyn Jacob

Photo : NFB


Marlon James
Photo: Marlon James

Valerie Belgrave
Marlon James
Photo: Marlon James

From left: Marvin Coleby, Mark Chang, Lynne Murray, Valerie Belgrave, Terrence Ballantyne, Hugo Ford
Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Marvin Coleby
Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Nantali Indongo
Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Mina Shum, Director
Marlon James
Photo: Marlon James

Terrence Ballantyne
Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Marvin Coleby
Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Marvin Coleby
Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Clarence Bayne
Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Nantali Indongo
Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Robert Hubsher
Vero Boncompagni
Photo: Vero Boncompagni

Sir George Williams Campus - Concordia University.
Paul-Henri Talbot
Photo: Paul-Henri Talbot

André Hébert
Photo: André Hébert

Arrested students.


Written and Directed by
Mina Shum

Selwyn Jacob

Carmen Pollard

Director of Photography
John Price

Brent Belke

Sound Designer
Miguel Nunes

Production Designer
Elisabeth Williams
Donna Mary Noonan 

Location Manager
Roman Martyn
Etienne Desrosiers

Assistant Location Manager
Diane Janna

Production Manager
Dan Emery
Jennifer Roworth

Production Fixer
Princess Simone Donelan -Trinidad

Sound Recordist
Marco Fania
Gabor Vadnay

1st Assistant Camera
Carla Clarke
Martine Leclerc

2nd Assistant Camera
Camille Baduraux
Ann Berrie

Key Grip
Pierre Malouin
Bob McKenna
Robin Pishton -Trinidad

Best Boy
Sylvain Bélanger
Chris Kralik
François Warot

Walter Klymkiw
Gaetan St-Onge
Éric Babin
Jean-Roger Ledoux
Iscah Straker -Trinidad

Data Management Technician
Sean Sweeney
Leon Rivers-Moore

Assistant Production Designer
Geneviève Burke

Props Designer
Alexander Sergejewski
Frank Seales –Trinidad

Props Production Assistant
Christopher Vadnay

Scenic Painter
Alain Clouatre
Sylvain Gauthier
Geneviève Reneault
Melanie Schmitz
Derek Tyrrell
Frank Seales -Trinidad

Production Assistant
Alexandre Cadieux
Camerin Cobb
Michael Harris
Guillaume Labrecque
Isabelle Limoges
Jessica Lee
Carliena Holder -Trinidad

Creative Director –Graphics
Carmen Pollard

Visual Effects Artist
Brett Keyes

Graphics Illustrator
Brock Ellis

Archival Research
Elizabeth Klinck
Tom Puchniak

Lesley-Anne Macfarlane

David Austin

Tracy Sitter

Archival  Materials
CBC Archive Sales
Archives Radio-Canada
CBC  Licensing
CTV News Stox, a division of Bell Media Inc.
NFB Images
Records Management and Archives, Concordia University
Stock footage courtesy, The WPA Film Library
Getty Images
ITN Source
ITN Source/Reuters

Archival Materials
AP Images
Paul-Henri Talbot – La Presse
André Hébert – La Presse
Agence Québec Presse – Réjean Meloche
© 1976, Réjean Meloche
“Students going off to jail”
George Bird, Montreal Star, Feb. 13, 1969
“Professor Perry Anderson”
Morris Edwards, Montreal Star, Feb. 15, 1969
Senator Anne C. Cools – Senate of Canada

Archival Materials
Len Sidaway, Aussie Whiting and Eddie Collister, The Gazette©1969
Montreal Gazette, a division of Postmedia Network Inc.
photos by Apoesho Mutope
Used with the permission of the Trinidad Express
Used with the permission of the Trinidad Guardian

Redemption Song
Written by Bob Marley
Published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd/
Irish Town Songs (ASCAP)
o/b/o Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd. &
Blackwell Fuller Music Publishing LLC

Redemption Song
Performed by Nomadic Massive
Alejandro Sepulveda, Nicolas Palacios-Hardy
Diegal Leger
Nantali Indongo,Louis Dufieux,Meryem Saci
Robintz Paul, Ralph Joseph

Nah Murderah
Composed by Nicolas Palacious-Hardy, Diegal Leger,
Alejandro Sepulveda, Vincent Stephen-Ong, Jason Selman,
Lyrics by Nantali Indongo, Louis Dufieux, Robintz Paul, Ralph Joseph, Meryem Saci,
Performed by Nomadic Massive, Courtesy of Nomadic Massive Productions, 2013. All rights reserved

Hey Friend Say Friend
Written & Composed by Stéphane Venne, Marcel Stellman
Productions Jacqueline Vézina enr.
Performed by Donald Lautrec, Arranged by Pierre Nolés
Courtesy of Disques Mérite

Stills Photographer
Vero Boncompagni
Jonathan Wenk
Marlon James -Trinidad

Voice Over
Mackenzie Gray

Original Music
Vince Renaud Score Mixer
Paul Forgues Music Engineer
recorded at The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver

Mark Ferris, Cam Wilson, Marcus Takizawa.
Finn Manniche

Sound Editorial Services provided by
Bionic Audio
Miguel Nunes
Assistant Sound Editor
Simon Cho

Foley Artists
Don Harrison, Ian Mackie
Foley Recordist –
Rick “Smokey” Senechal

On-line Editor
Serge Verreault

Re-Recording Mixer
Jean-Paul Vialard

Music Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Digital Editing Technician
Isabelle Painchaud
Patrick Trahan
Pierre Dupont

Technical Coordinator
Steve Hallé

Associate Producer
Teri Snelgrove

Production Coordinator
Karen Downing
Kathleen Jayme

Technical Edit Coordinator
Wes Machnikowski

Production Supervisor
Kathryn Lynch

Marketing Manager
Leslie Stafford

Patricia Dillon-Moore

Program Administrator
Jennifer Roworth

Executive Producer
Shirley Vercruysse

Media Relations

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