Orfan Valiza

Channel 4 Random Acts short film

A seemingly ordinary British young adult has a remarkable story from his childhood, but one that he was too young to remember.
Orfan Valiza (Suitcase Orphan) tells the story of Jamie Marriott, as he reflects upon his decision to find his birth parents and older brother in Romania.

Produced as part of the Channel 4 ‘Random Acts’ strand, in association with Calling the Shots and supported by the University of the West of England.

Director of Photography:

Jim Smith


Isaac McCardle


Zander Mavor

Audio Mix:

Zander Mavor


Alistair Oldham

Executive Producer:

Jeremy Routledge


Jim Smith