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In My Shoes

"In My Shoes" is a film about a life cycle of a shoe. From being bought and worn and then torn by a very rich man to a very different life with a very poor man and it keeps going on as the shoe seemingly gains much experience with the "human life".

  • Loay Tattan
    Director
    My Bloody Brother, Wezr
  • Loay 'cielo' Tattan
    Writer
    My Bloody Brother, Wezr
  • Loay 'cielo' Tattan
    Producer
    My Bloody Brother, Wezr
  • Ahmed Akbar
    Directing Team
    Salam, Window
  • Khalid Abdulmajeed
    Directing Team
    Square, Carousel, The Pregnant Man
  • Fardan Raffaii
    Directing Team
    Square
  • Maryam Aloraibi
    Production Team
  • Abbas Sharaf
    Production Team
  • Noor Hameed
    Production Team
    Nihaya
  • Hisham Bin Mohamed
    Production Team
  • Fatima Taqi
    Production Team
  • Jamaan Alrowaiei
    Key Cast
    "Robber"
    The Sleeping Tree, Haneen, A Bahraini Tale, Za'er, PickUp, Marimy
  • Mohammed Alsaffar
    Key Cast
    "Poorman"
    Blood Lust, The Bitter Reap, On the shores, Heavy Rains, Hiker, Zaid, A Moment
  • Ahmed Bin Ali
    Key Cast
    "Shoeshiner"
    Aaraba, Al-Sajjada, Baqaya Sujood
  • Oswin Fernandes
    Key Cast
    "Richman"
  • Petra Kissimonyiova
    Key Cast
    "Lady in Red"
  • Larita Fouad
    Key Cast
    "Poorman's Daughter"
    Nihaya
  • Noor Hameed
    Key Cast
    "Poorman's Big Sister"
  • Mohammed Tarradah
    Key Cast
    "Naughty Friend"
  • Mohammed Nasser
    Key Cast
    "Richman's Friend"
  • Hisham Bin Mohamed
    Key Cast
    "Richman's Friend"
  • Abbas Sharaf
    Key Cast
    "Salesman"
  • Edmar Diaz
    Key Cast
    "Cashier"
  • Fadhel Najeeb
    Key Cast
    "Poorman's Friend"
  • Hussain Almowlany
    Key Cast
    "Poorman's Friend"
  • Masniya
    Key Cast
    "Richman's Maid"
  • Amr Sherif
    Key Cast
    "Man in Green"
  • Abdulla Almotawa
    Key Cast
    "Football Kid"
  • Abbas Hani
    Key Cast
    "Football Kid"
  • Mohammed Ali
    Key Cast
    "Football Kid"
  • Ebrahim Ali
    Key Cast
    "Football Kid"
  • Loay 'cielo' Tattan
    Key Cast
    "Curious Man"
    My Bloody Brother, Weze
  • Ameen Melon
    Key Cast
    "Car Cleaner"
  • Mujammil Melon
    Key Cast
    "Car Cleaner"
  • Vini M Varghese
    Key Cast
    "Nurse"
  • Jessy Joseph
    Key Cast
    "Nurse"
  • Hashim Al Alawi
    Sound Department
    Father, The Sleeping Tree
  • Mohamed Murbati
    Sound Department
    Rashid, Ishq, Zarab, The Red Circle, Trail of Lights, Jilbab
  • Vishnu Pillai
    Sound Department
  • Mohammed Nasser
    Camera Department
    Square
  • Noor Hameed
    Camera Department
  • Shahzad Ali
    Camera Department
    Jalbab, Right Click, Rujoo
  • Sane Albalushi
    Camera Department
    Jalbab, Right Click, Rujoo
  • Hady Elcott
    Camera Department
    The cycle, Mutual, Flat #6, Enervated
  • Fardan Riffaii
    Camera Department
    Square
  • Hafeez Zabad
    Camera Department
    Jalbab, Right Click, Rujoo
  • Ahmed Akbar
    Post Production
    Editor
  • Hady Elcott
    Post Production
    The cycle, Mutual, Flat #6, Enervated
  • Ebrahim Jaffar
    Post Production
    Calligraphy
  • Ahmed Hammad
    Post Production
  • Afaf Salman
    Post Production
  • Mahmood Alabaidat
    Post Production
  • Pavel Tudin
    Post Production
    There Was Nothing, Defenders of the Nation, The Gazer, That Smell
  • Wei Huang
    Post Production
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    في حذائي
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Silent
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Bahrain
  • Country of Filming:
    Bahrain
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Prores
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Bahrain Film Festival
    Manama
    Bahrain
    October 27, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Vilper Creative Agency
    Distributor
    Country: Bahrain
Director Biography - Loay Tattan

An Award-winning filmmaker from Bahrain who loves to experiment with his films using unconventional motifs, usually without dialogue (or a very limited dialogue). Loay 'cielo' Tattan is a very firm believer in delivering his messages through philosophical semiotics instead of the traditional continuous excessive dialogue. He is also known for his risk-taking approaches and trying to come up with very fresh ideas with very different perspectives.

cielo specializes in the drama and thriller genres, but he excels also in injecting situational irony, dry humor and cringe comedy into his films in a subtle way. That was very clear in most of his films, which in turn showcases his eagerness to establish the grounds for a new generational move that will hopefully bring into existence an indefinite amount of creative works that can match the superfast paced world we live in.

cielo started his career by engaging in a local competition in Bahrain, his home country. He shot his very first film "Wezr" with only a phone and computer, he did the film by himself since he knew nobody who's into filmmaking at that time, and he won an official selection in that competition right on. Later on he went to get other selections of international festivals.

After that, it was only progress. He took it from there and made another film which celebrated the pandemic days from another perspective, which got him into getting a really broader audience and more significant achievements in many festival engagements. That film was "My Bloody Brother".

Following those endeavors, he was able to finally start his professional work when he made a very innovative idea that got him to work with the most prestigious productions houses in Bahrain and with the most famous actor in the whole history of the nation; Jamaan Alrowaeie. "In My Shoes" was the real launch of cielo's filmmaking career as he got a World Premiere at the first edition of Bahrain Film Festival, the official national festival of Kingdom of Bahrain, which gave his the right exposure of professional critics. "In My Shoes" got massively positive reviews from these critics whether locally in Bahrain, in GCC like KSA, regionally like Sudan or even globally like France.

In the beginning of 2022, it was announced that cielo's won the best unmade screenplay in Made With Passion film festival. He had a funding opportunity to produce the film which was called "WAJBA", and that he did. Shortly after, WAJBA premiered in Made With Passion film festival as well, which in turn exploded and reached to a lot of media coverages at the time.

Directing is cielo's main cinematic role, but he also wrote most his films and videography commissions, and that is no wonder since his job is originally a creative director. He also have occasional adventures with the acting world, to mention a couple: His leading role of "My Bloody Brother, his cameo in "In My Shoes" and his commander role in "The Ten Sins".

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Director Statement

What was better than discovering that my film "WAJBA" was considered the best Bahraini film in history? That my favorite child film "In My Shoes" counter-attacked quickly and claimed that position and became the best film in Bahrain's history, according to IMDb, not me. How did it all start?

Well, tt is not only that I was able to cast Jamaan Alrowaiei -the greatest Bahraini actor of all times- for my film that made me ecstatic, but it is also the pleasant surprise that he agreed to work with instant effect, which proved to me that he had loved the script immensely. The same goes for Mohammed Al-Saffar -one of the best veteran actors in Bahrain- who got so deep into it (in the coffeeshop we discussed the idea in) to the extent that he drank slightly too many Colombian black coffee shots.

Anthropomorphism ideas have been invading my mind since childhood, and I found it really amusing how we can extract many thrilling scenarios out of that space, and yet not much is being expressed within that field. When I first shower-thought of it, I finally got the courage to decide to upgrade my mindset and convert it from being in a close-minded inner game where I let myself believe that producing a great movie has to be very expensive and only the elites can do it, to another status where I constantly ask myself several questions (Why not? Who’s stopping you? What do you have to lose? Would future-you accept it that you didn’t have what it takes to morph your idea into an actual film?).

Hyped as I was, I started right away talking to people who I think will help me making my film the proper way, and it shocked me how easy it is when you’re a focused believer, the longest I’ve waited for a “yes” was a few hours, even from the agencies who rented out their equipment to me after reading the script, not bad! Ironically, I didn’t really believe that it is now real and achievable until I saw the final cut; colored and nicely trimmed to my taste.

But I am not going to lie, the whole experience was very daunting, stressing and demanding. However, after I heard extremely positive feedback from the professional audience at the film's World Premiere, mostly to the point of my film being “unique” or “special” or “Out of this world” or even “left me speechless”; all the memories of hardship turned into a breezy cute reminiscence with the amazing crew. I am truly grateful for having this chance and having the most amazing team behind me supporting me just for the sake of it, which I can safely say that most people don’t have, but I am equally proud of myself for creating chances for myself that others didn’t have the courage to even start.