Saba presents ‘Few Good Things’ The Short Film, directed by C.T. Robert
Artist’s Note from Saba
The concept of Few Good Things is the realization of self after a search for exterior fulfillment. It is the satisfaction and completeness you gain by simply living a life that is yours. Few is a small number, but few is not lonely. In the face of all adversity, a few good things is recognizing and accepting blessings. Few is to count them, one by one. An empty glass is full of air. An empty bank is full of lessons. An empty heart is full of memories. Few good things is to grow comfortable with the empty, and despite that, finding your fullness.
Director’s Note from C.T. Robert
As a storyteller, I’ve always been drawn to stories that attempt to identify what makes us who we are. The ones that ask questions like: What does having everything you need really look like? Is it sitting at a dinner table with your loved ones? Is it waking up next to the woman you love? Is it having cherished memories for all of those you care for, those still in the physical and those who passed on?
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact answers to all these but we know that it’s nothing that can be achieved from monetary fulfillment or anything materialistic. It’s a weight that can only be carried with you through years of experiences and memories made from putting the time in with those around you. No amount of money could ever replace that. In this film we want to refocus the conversation surrounding these ideas and help shed light on what’s really important in the grand scheme of it all.
Few Good Things, an album by Saba // http://orcd.co/fewgoodthings
Director: C.T. Robert
Producers: Saba, C.T. Robert, Cristela Rodriguez, Rory Webb, Julie Fong
Co-Producers: Bryan Casallo, Jona Ward
Executive Producers: Pegah Farahmand, Mike Lobikis, Sara Nix
Written by: C.T. Robert, Kyra Andrews
Film Presented by: Saba/Pivot Gang
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
Production In Association With: SoundCloud
Chicago Production Company: Pogi Studios
Director of Photography: Eric Vera
Production Designer: Natalie Bonanno
Editor: C.T. Robert
Film Composer: Daoud
Cast: Saba, Carl Lewis, Shaun Vaughns, Ahmir Peterson, Joy Monique, Frank McFadden, Consuella Hollins, Samuel Pugh, Lottie Geanes, Sanaii Brown
Casting Directors: Nachelle Pugh, Crystal Harris, Cristela Rodriguez, Jake Bloom, O’Connor Casting
Production Manager: Miles Royal
Partizan Coordinator: Koyote Meiners-Rios
Additional Coordinator: Mary Munez
Associate Producers: Pat Fischer, Michelle Tocash, Jonah Mueller
Post Production & VFX: Therapy Studios
Vine VFX: Digital Axis
Color: Omar Inguanzo
Color Assistant: Celene Curlee
Sound Designer & Mixer: Dillon Cahill
VFX Supervisor: Geoff Stephenson
Flame Artists: Wren Waters, Faby Zumarman, Phil Apostle
EP Therapy: Margaret Ward
Post Coordinator: Bogui Adjorlolo
1st AD: Saro Melero Bonnin
2nd AD: Mike Knauer
2nd 2nd AD: Loiselle Morco
Steadicam Ops: Austin Vinas, Jose Espinoza
1st AC: Cain Camacho
2nd AC: Bryan Wright
DIT: JP Quindara
Gaffer: Paskal Pawlicki
Best Boy: Chris Vergara
Electric: Steven Garcia, John White
Key Grip: Mayank Mishra
Grip: Q Worthy
Swing: Maurice Wade Jackson
Special Effects Tech: Linda Johnson
Special Effects Tech Asst: Randy Johnson
Location Audio: Joseph Vnuck
Set Decorator: Anna Chandler
Set Dresser: Diego Baltran
Shopper: Robin Lee, Taylor Zielinski, Isra
HMU: Jimeria Williams
HMU Asst: Kendall Bararchy
Wardrobe Stylist: Nadya Laska
Wardrobe Asst: Amanda Tan
Location Manager: Mary Munez
Location Scout: Clare Bisignano
Covid Compliance Manager: Lucia Agajanian
Covid-19 Testers: Felix Velez, Jaron Wilson
Fire Safety Officer: Mauricio Rodriquez
Security: Rudy Martinez, Cesar Siguenza
Key PA: Kayla Thomas
Photo PA: Reese Amaru
Production Assistants: Mark Capapas, Chris Totzke, Luis Casallo, Kevin Reodica, Julian Engle, Jon Gardner, Payton Fame Snell, Ricky Bustos, Courtney Johnson
Assistant to Julie Fong: Mackenzie Swaney
Catering: Raymond Luna
BTS: Jude Appleby
Clearance Rights: Kurator, Joel Wiebe
Archival Footage: CBS2 Chicago, Veritone, WNET Chicago, Heart of the City Films
Special Thanks: Tommy Jeans & People’s Place Program, Li-Wei Chu
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Twitch // https://www.twitch.tv/sabapivot
Apple Music // https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/saba/1140260329
SoundCloud // http://soundcloud.com/sabapivot
Spotify // https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Hjbimq43OgxaBRpFXic4x?si=c0TxYxaRQ1iLEzRBw0cMGA
Tidal // https://listen.tidal.com/artist/8031942
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