“To love someone is to know what hurts them.” -Kwesi Thomas “BATTLEGROUND” is a short documentary film conceived by Kwesi Thomas & Mark Bone which came to life through conversations immediately following the death of George Floyd. It addresses the life long struggle and confusion that many black people face in silence when growing up. It is an intimate look into the subtle, often overlooked moments of racism and the ensuing vulnerabilities that linger for life and which can shape identity. This film will be Kwesi Thomas’ directorial debut. In Order of Appearance: Kwesi Thomas Julien Hyacinthe Natasha Coupland Kevin Coupland Julia Coupland Olivia Coupland Bree Algra George Elliott Clarke Directed by: Kwesi Thomas & Mark Bone Cinematography: Adam Madrzyk Additional Cinematography: Mark Bone Original Score: Tim Mann Location Sound: Eric Taylor & Dane Kelly Edited by: Mark Bone Colourist: Sam Gilling Sound Mix: Dane Kelly Production Coordination: Kimberly Dabrowski Additional Music Provided by: Epidemic Sound Additional Camera Work: Kyle Topping Title Design: Galen Ward Story Consultant: Greg Rosati Escarpment Films Inc 2021