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New York University
Riya Agarwal, dir.
Casting "Phoenix," a short student film for New York University about Maya, an Indian girl trapped in a forced marriage and the victim of a sexually abusive husband. Because of her situation, she tries to kill herself. Her husband catches her in the act, which results in a struggle, and the husband catches on fire. Consequently, Maya finally gets a second chance at life.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearses in Sept.; shoots Sept. 26 & 27 in NYC.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
No pay, but meals and transportation provided. SAG Student Film Agreement.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Female, 25-40, South Asian
the driving force of the story. As a victim of a forced marriage, she is subjected to constant sexual abuse, but her strength through it all...
Male, 25-40, South Asian
An abusive husband who's driven by masochist notions to control his wife--but in an attempt to save her from killing herself, burns to death...
Male, 45-55, South Asian
Maya's father, murders her American boyfriend because their interracial relationship is a disgrace to his society and beliefs. Note: Only re...
Male, 18-25, Caucasian, Native American
Maya's boyfriend, a victim of the rage of Maya's father, who shoots at him because of his orthodox beliefs. Note: Needed for a few scenes (o...
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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