Principal Cast Bios
Mohamad Emran Tapa (Dilawar) attends Greenland High School in Nigeen District, Srinagar where he lives with his family. Zero Bridge is his debut.
Ali Muhammed Dar (Uncle Ali) is a full-time mason and carpenter who lives with his family in Nishat District, Srinagar. Zero Bridge is his debut.
Taniya Khan (Bani Sheikh) studied computer science at St. Xavier in Shimla, India. She lives with her family in Ladakh, Kashmir. Zero Bridge is her debut.
Principal Crew Bios
Josée Lajoie (Co-Producer, Co-Editor) was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. In the United States, she began her second career as a filmmaker when she received a Master of Fine Arts from the experimental animation program at Cal Arts. She now works as a technical director of animation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hilal Ahmed Langoo (Co-Producer, Translator, Assistant Director) studies computer science in Srinagar where he lives with his mother and sisters, who also appear in Zero Bridge as Bani’s family. This is his first foray into filmmaking.
Ben Huff (Sound Editor and Mixer) is a sound designer and documentary filmmaker currently living in Southern California. His most recent project, Never Mind the Fences focuses on the underground music scene in Wichita, Kansas. Aside from his film work, Ben is also a prolific musician who produces and performs around Los Angeles.