Film: Short Films

'Egyptian Comedy'

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New York Film Academy
Soraya Hajjaji, dir.

Production Description

Casting "Egyptian Comedy." Synopsis: Tareq is a young Egyptian man who is doing his mandatory military service in Sinai, Egypt. His girlfriend is strongly politically engaged and participates in protests in Cairo. One morning, he overhears two officers saying that the army will brutally attack the protesters that night. Tareq wants to call his girlfriend to warn her, but cellphones are prohibited inside the camp. His friends Fadi and Hamdi agree to help him but they get kidnapped by drug dealers. When Tareq finally reaches his girlfriend, she decides to go to the protest anyways.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses in May; shoots June in L.A.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Travel and meals provided. No participation fees required.


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