Life In The Alley

(Vie d'ruelles)
Ara Ball


This is the story of four people: ODNEY, RAJNI, ALUKI and MUFEEDA. Four lives, four journeys that led them in a search for freedom. Together they decide to live on the fringe of society and to finally find a place where they can do things their way.


  • Off-Courts Trouville -  Trouville, France 2016
  • SPASM, Canada, 2026
  • Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie - Moncton, Canada, 2016
  • Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québecois - Montreal, Canada, 2017
  • Festival Regard - Saguenay, Canada, 2017
  • Urban Film Festival, Montreal, Paris, 2017
  • Festival Vitesse Lumière - Quebec, Canada, 2017
  • Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski - Rimouski, Canada, 2017
  • Plein(s) Écran(s), 2017
  • Festival de Magog, Canada, 2018
Life In The Alley

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Director: Ara Ball

Script: Ara Ball
Cast: Richardson Zephir, Jasvir Ssingh Sandhu, Sarah Ohutak, Natalie Tannous, Jean-Pierre Bergeron, Guy Richer, Francis La Haye
DOP: Jean-Philippe Bernier
Sound design: Maxime Dumesnil, Casey Brown
Editing: Ara Ball
Art direction: Samuel B. Cloutier
Costumes: Lia Marie Beauchamp, Melissa Johnson
Original music: Casey Brown & Les Konbatan
Production: Estelle Champoux, Mylene Corbeil

Originale: français
Sous-titres: anglais

2:35, 4K,  5.1
DCP, Pro Res, H264

Ara Ball
Ara Ball

Being passionate, a filmmaker and traveller, Ara ball does not place limits on himself. Born in Montreal, July 30, 1982, he is the son of an Anglophone mother and a Quebecois father. His family environment, with a very developed artistic side, plunged him into the world of art at a very young age. In 2004 he studied cinema at O’Sullivan College. He ended the Media and Technology program in 2007. In 2007 he was the manager of an advertising company in Montreal where he worked full time as an editor and leading his small team. In 2011 he continued his journey and visited India for 6 months. A few months after returning he wrote L’OURAGAN: FYT. This film was entered in 42 festivals in 15 countries. It was part of the Jutra competition as well as winning awards( RCVQ, Prends ca court!, SPASM). During this time he joined a creative collective: Les Enfants Terribles and he taught Cinema History at an alternative high school in Montreal. In 2014, Le Pedophile, his second short film, began its journey. This film travelled to over 30 film festivals(SXSW, Mecal, Dresden) and was also nominated for a Jutra Award not to mention winning the award for best director at Fantasia 2015. Vie d’Ruelles is his third short film to see the light of day. Presently he is working as an editor and focusing on writing two feature length films.

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