By working with Films.Solutions, the production was able to bring this powerful story to audiences around the world.

Valery’s Suitcase

A well-educated immigrant working a remedial job in a small town in Canada discovers an abandoned suitcase with an unusual secret.

Valery’s Suitcase


The Director's needs

After collaborating with Arshad Khan on a few projects, he presented a short film project, which he had written a few months earlier. Arshad had the script as well as the actors for the film, he only needed technical assistance and a photo director to carry out his project.

That’s when we came into play to support Arshad in his project. We started by analyzing the scenario as well as visiting the locations and making an assessment of the technical team needed to optimize the budget and offer realistic solutions.

Although we were almost at the end of the year, Arshad wanted the shoot to be completed before it ended. The preparation began, the temperature constraints and with the winter approaching, we continued our preparation to ensure that the shooting takes place. A week before Christmas, we were shooting in the charming village of Rawdon in Lanaudière, Quebec.

As a film production services company based in Quebec, Canada, Films.Solutions has a wealth of resources and a talented network of technicians and production specialists at our disposal.

Valery's Suitcase Photo Gallery

Valery's Suitcase Video


Richard was an invaluable asset to the production. Besides being the director of photography, he was also a contributed with a significant amount of gear and industry knowledge as well as a good, uplifting spirit.
We were all delighted to have Richard around as he was a problem solver on several levels.
Richard Duquette is a brilliant cinematographer and a great asset to have on set.


Thanks to the extensive network of resources and professionals that we have access to at Films.Solutions, we were able to support the production in every step of the way, ensuring that the final product is of the highest quality

A film by award-winning filmmaker Arshad Khan
Written by Jordan Kaufman
Produced in collaboration with Forge Films and Gray Matter Productions

Cinematography: Richard Duquette
Production Designer: Arshad Khan
Editing: Étienne Gagnon
Music: Vincent Gravel Trudel
Actors: Ali Momen, Tiffany Olsen, Helen Robbie,  Antonio Bavaro, Andrei Vasola, Paul Burke, Johanne Demers

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