UNT. CFC/Fae pictures short

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Directed by Teyama Alkamli

Written by Teyama Alkamli & Georgina Beaty

Produced by Shant Joshi

Length: 10-12 min

1998. When a sexually curious eleven-year-old girl is bullied for having hairy legs, she must claim bodily autonomy against her mother's will, emboldened by discovering soft-core pornography on the newly installed internet.

Pre-Production Dates: October 2-16, 2019

Shooting Dates: TBD - 2 days between October 16-26, 2019

**CAST AND CREW CALL**

Please note that CFC is a federal registered charity and that all cast & crew are hired on a volunteer basis.

OPEN CREW ASSIGNMENTS

SUBMIT REELS/RESUMES TO SHANT JOSHI (shant@faepictures.com)

Director of Photography

Production Designers

OPEN CAST ROLES

SUBMIT HEADSHOTS AND RESUMES TO SHANT JOSHI (shant@faepictures.com)

JALA {11 years old, Arab, female} - A sexually curious girl with a rebellious attitude.


TEAM BIOS

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TEYAMA ALKAMLI - Director/Co-Writer

Born in Aleppo and raised in Dubai, Teyama Alkamli is currently a proud Torontonian. Her visually tender and deeply human work deals predominantly with issues of identity, sexuality, displacement and migration. Alkamli’s short films have screened at festivals worldwide, including Doclisboa and FECIBogotá. She is an alumna of DocNomads, the European Mobile Film School, and the Hot Docs Emerging Filmmaker Lab. Currently Alkamli is co-directing the documentary feature, Hockey Mom, which is supported by CBC Docs POV, and developing her narrative feature debut, My Name is Jala.

GEORGINA BEATY - Co-Writer

Originally from the Rockies, Georgina Beaty is a writer and actor. She has co-created five plays that were presented across Canada, and she is the playwright of Extremophiles. Beaty is a Jessie Award-winning actor who has performed in theatres from the West Coast to Montreal, including most recently in Counting Sheepin London, England. Her fiction and poetry have been published in New England Review, The Fiddlehead, Plenitude, Neon and Gush. Beaty holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and is drawn to absurd, darkly humorous stories about the extreme times in which we live.

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SHANT JOSHI - Producer

Shant Joshi is a queer Indo-Canadian producer based in Los Angeles and Toronto. His credits include the films, Porcupine Lake (director Ingrid Veninger), Last Car (director John Greyson) and Pink: Diss (also directed by Greyson); the hit webseries, Teenagers; Dekkoo original series, I’m Fine; and more than 15 short films that have traveled the global festival circuit. Joshi co-founded the Future of Film Showcase as a launchpad for emerging Canadian filmmakers, and he previously worked at Buchwald and Madhouse Entertainment.

 
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