The Illegal (Feature Film), Agency (Short Film), The Ice Man (Short Film)

Feature Film: The Illegal

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Saturday, Sept 21st 2019
3:00 PM at
Parilla

 About the Film

A gritty realistic story about a young film school student from middle class India who’s forced to drop out to support his family while staying in the United States.

DC Premiere

Post Screening Discussion with Actor Suraj Sharma and Director Danish Renzu

Cast: Suraj Sharma, Adil Hussein, Iqbal Theba, Shweta Tripathi

 

 Director: Danish Renzu

Danish Renzu is a Kashmir-born film director, whose work, direction, and writing have received critical acclaim, whilst his work in drama specifically has earned him an official selection at various film festivals and recognition in press and media. Danish Renzu grew up in the conflict-driven valley of Kashmir where he lived through frequent bombings, shutdowns, and abuse of human rights. He realized early in life that a true solution lies in investing our energies toward personal development, education, and community growth. A graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, he came to America all by himself at a very young age to pursue his dreams. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering.

Runtime: 90 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Country: USA

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Short Film: Agency

About the Film

When a gay male South Asian couple propositions their best friend, an Indian American actress, to become their surrogate, their new arrangement creates more problems than it solves.

Post Screening Discussion with Film Makers

 

 

Director: Omar Rahim

New York-based Omar Rahim has performed internationally with MacArthur Award-winning Susan Marshall & Company at venues including BAM, Jacob’s Pillow, the Joyce Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival. Omar starred in award-winning Bengali film Meherjaan alongside Jaya Bachchan and Victor Banerjee. His US credits include The Guru (Universal Studios), Person of Interest (CBS), God Friended Me (CBS) and Startup (Sony Crackle). Agency is his first film as producer/writer/director.

Runtime: 14 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Country: USA

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Short Film: The Ice Man

About the Film

“The Ice-Man” is a short film about an unconventional encounter between an Indian man and a white woman at a convenience store somewhere in the suburbs of America.

Post Screening Discussion with Film Makers

Cast: Omi Vaidya, Heather Cole, Heerak Shah

Director: Heerak Shah

Heerak Shah is a multimedia content creator ( producer, director, editor) for television, radio, web, mobile and film. Notable productions include sports, concerts, premieres, red carpets, interviews,festivals, corporate panels and commercials at locations like Madison Square Gardens, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Lincoln Center of Performing Arts, Times Square, NYU Skirball theatre, Columbia University, Baruch Performing Arts Center and Florida’s Broward County Regional park.
In last 3 years, he produced a Sports NEWS show, a Tech-variety show, and a South Asian late-night style comedy show. He was an Associate Producer for a feature-length documentary called ‘Quiet Please’ which won the Award of Excellence at Accolade Global Film Competition. After earning an Engineering degree in Electronics, he decided to put his technical skills in the business of storytelling and went on to get an MFA in Television production from Brooklyn College, City University of NewYork. He is also trained in the art forms of Improv and Sketch Writing at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) theatre.

Runtime: 3 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Country: USA

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