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Learn to Swim

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Thomas Olajide in a publicity still for Learn to Swim, courtesy of Mongrel Media.

93 minutes – Drama
Language: English, Spanish
Festival release date: September 11, 2021 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Release date: 2022
Production company:
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

Learn to Swim is a surrealist romantic drama about Dezi Williams (Thomas Antony Olajide), a Toronto jazz musician who refuses to play after a recent tragedy. A shadow of the charismatic saxophonist he once was, Dezi has moved into a new apartment and has cut off contact with all his former bandmates. He tries to find solace with quiet work repairing instruments, but he’s plagued by a pain in his jaw which no amount of alcohol seems to help. A new intrusive neighbour Sal (Andrea Davis) confronts his solitude and haunting memories of his former lover – a fiery singer named Selma (Emma Ferreira).

Learn to Swim was selected to screen at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Crew:

Producer:

Alona Metzer
Thomas Antony Olajide
Emma Ferreira

Executive Producer:

Matt Code
Allison White

Associate Producer:

Lindsay Blair Goeldner
Miriam Levin-Gold
Joshua Barsky
Mark Sirju

Line Producer:

Mark Sirju
Milosz Skowronski

Director:

Thyrone Tommy

Screenwriter:

Marni Van Dyk
Thyrone Tommy

Cinematographer:

Nick Haight

Editor:

Baun Mah
Shaun Rykiss

Composer:

TiKA & Casey MQ

Production Designer:

Dialla Kawar
Joshua Turpin

Art Director:

Lori Atik
Somerville Black

Costume Designer:

Jeannette Linton

Cast: Roles:

Thomas Antony Olajide
Christef Desir
Jolly Amoako
Andrea Pavlovic
Emma Ferreira
Khadijah Salawu
Saida Ali
Siobhan Johnson
Meagan De Lima
Hidetaka Ishii
Shaun Rykiss
Andrea Davis
Ofield Williams
David Ariza

Dezi
Sid
Charles
June
Selma
Jesse
Dentist
Tracy
Nia
Bartender
Cleaning Service Customer
Sal
Record Producer
Delivery Guy