Rasquaché Film Productions
NEW YORK TIMES – “Review: A Father Dies, and Duty Weighs on a Son in ‘Nakom’”
FILMMAKER MAGAZINE – “Filming During Malaria Season: Kelly Daniela Norris & TW Pittman on Nakom”
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – “NAKOM: Film Review”
WNYC THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW - “Ambition, Filial Piety and Love Intersect in a Ghanaian Film”
VARIETY – “Film Review: NAKOM”
NO FILM SCHOOL – “Filming Without Running Water or Electricity: Berlinale’s Inspiring Nakom”
COOL BILINGUAL ART MAGAZINE – “Let Diversity Come Alive: Nako
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Nakom tells the deceptively simple story of an ambitious university student who must return to his home village after the unexpected death of his father. In its depiction of the unknown fate of the Kusasi subsistence farmers in the rapidly changing world of the digital age, the film aims to subtly question and interrogate Westernized (and highly problematic) notions of “progress” and “development”.
Collaborated with the community of Nakom – home to co-writer & producer Isaac Adakudugu and surrogate home to co-director TW Pittman – to execute a logistically complicated 4-month shoot.
World Sales: Wide Agency.
Nominated for Independent Spirit Award 2016 -- John Cassavettes Award for Best Picture made for under $500k Limited theatrical release in NYC, March 2017
World Premiere at Berlinale Film Festival. 2016 (first Ghanaian feature ever selected)
Official Section: New Directors/New Films, Hong Kong International, Goa, Mumbai, Durban, Taiwan, Seattle, and others.
Winner of the Audience Award at Durban International Film Festival, 2016
Winner of Best Feature at Indianapolis International Film Festival and Fairhope Film Festival, 2016
Opening film for Ghana’s Black Star International Film Festival 2016
Sombras de Azul (2013)
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL – “10 Questions with Sombras de Azul Writer/Director”
SLACKERWOOD – “AFF Review – Sombras de Azul”
AUSTIN360 – “AFF Capsule and Scene: Sombras de Azul”
AUSTIN CHRONICLE – “AFF Film Interview – Mourning After: Sombras de Azul”
KOOP RADIO – LIGHTS CAMERA AUSTIN Interview
CINESNOB – “AFF Film Review – Sombras de Azul”
THEAUSTINIST.COM – “Film Interview: Sombras de Azul Director Discusses The Storytelling Of Emotion”
SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RED CARPET INTERVIEW
In the wake of her brother’s suicide, a young Mexican woman books a one-way ticket to the place he'd always dreamt of going – Cuba - where, through tortured ruminations and the guidance of a devoted stranger, she searches for answers, and must decide whether to open herself up to love and loss once again. .
A blend of travelogue, memory, poetry, narrative, Sombras de Azul takes a meditative look into the grief and solace of both its main character and the country she momentarily inhabits. The film represents an elegy to the director's own brother.
World Premiere at Austin Film Festival, Oct. 2013
Winner of the Texas Independent Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival
Winner of Best Feature at Fort Lauderdale and Indianapolis International Film Festival, 2014
Official selection: Santa Barbara International Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, and others
There are multiple projects in the works! Two scripts written under TV Genius David Milch that are gaining traction; a surreal, sexy, gender-bender series penned by TW Pittman workshopped by Austin, TX Auteur Richard Linklater; a commissioned script based on the haunting memoirs of an Iranian woman's fight to survive the Revolution; plus many more that comprise the ever-growing backlog of passion projects. Interested in getting involved? Have a magic wand? Or loads of good vibes? Contact us!