Film: Student Films

NYFA, 'Orphans of the Living'

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New York Film Academy
Vidhu Nigli, dir.; Karim H. Atassi, prod.; Nicola Raggi, DP.

Production Description

Casting "Orphans of the Living," a 10-minute drama, fantasy, comedy, mystery and adventure short film. Synopsis: "Zair Starr, a 9-year-old orphan boy lives with his sister Day, 8, at an orphanage in Los Angeles. They are abused, neglected and administered with beatings on a daily basis. Their difficult life causes them to lose faith in God! The film begins with them running away having stolen the offering bag from the orphanage-chapel. Zair wishes to use the money from it to buy a bicycle and find his 'missing' mother. They come to a Cyclery where they meet a strange and beautiful man, Oscar, who gives them a 'Golden Bicycle' which would help them on their quest to find 'mother'. Oscar and the 'Golden Bicycle' direct their journey into the Unknown."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin upon casting; shoots May 25-30 in LA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay, but copy, credit, and meals provided. SAG Student Film Agreement.


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