Film: Short Films

'Song from a Blackbird'

Casting notice expires: October 10, 2013

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Blackhand Films
Valerie Khoudari

Production Description

Casting "Song from a Blackbird," a short film part of the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Thesis Program in LA. Synopsis: Through a mysterious conversation with a therapist, we get to know Franz, a diffident musician who feels disconnected from his lonely mother, Carla. As Franz talks to a therapist, we enter Franz’s mind, a puzzle of fantasies and fears, and we meet Raul, a soulful old Cuban musician who tempts Franz to play a song in the street. His conversation with Raul paves the way to fix his relationship with his mother and a step forward in overcoming his insecurity. But what’s real and what’s part of Franz’s imagination?

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses Oct. 2013; shoots five days between Nov. 4-13 in L.A.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Producers plan to apply for SAG-AFTRA Low-Budget Agreement.


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About the Director

Enrique is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the International Baccalaureate (IB) with emphasis on Film Studies and English Literature and then completed a BFA in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. Aside from his production experience as a writer, director and producer, Enrique founded the film blog The Rolling Can writing film reviews and articles with a deep focus on independent cinema and attending important festivals like Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca and Toronto. For information, visit and