A satirical-farce, exploring the socio-political nature of our times, and their intersection with identity politics, governments and corporatism written by Rafeh & Rouvan Mahmud and directed by Rafeh Mahmud and co-produced by Ali Keller LLC.
Semi-Finalist at Dumbo Film Festival, Official Selection Sarasota Film Festival, Official Selection and Honorable Mention at Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival, Official Selection Oregon Short Film Festival (Winner of Best Editing, Nominated for Best Dark Comedy), Official Selection at HALO International Film Festival, Official Selection at the San Francisco Short Film Festival presented by SF IndieFest, Official Selection at Diversity in Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection at the Great Canadian Comedy Film Festival, and an Official Selection at the Mosaic International South Asian International Film Festival, the IndieBoom Film Festival, Blackbird Film Festival (nominated for Best New Voice), FLICKFAIR, Georgia Shorts Film Festival, Social Impact Film Festival. Read reviews here and here.
So wrapped up in creating the perfect holiday memory at their Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian American family completely miss the fact that one of their own does not intend to stick around for the dinner...or at all. This short film was written by Ali Keller, directed by Jaclyn Gramigna, and produced by Ali Keller LLC.
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Second Rounder Short Screenplay Competition at The Austin Film Festival, Winner at the Little Rock Italian Film Festival, Winner of Special Jury Award at Anatolian Short Film Festival, Official Selection and Honorable Mention at the Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival, Official Selection at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Detroit SheTown Women's Film Festival, the Awareness Film Fest, the Okotoks Festive Film Festival, Yule Film Fest, Kalakari Film Festival, Social Impact Film Festival, Wyoming International Film Festival, Lighthouse International Film Festival, and a SemiFinalist at the Lonely Wolf International Film Festival, Nominee for Best Long Island film at the Long Island International Film Expo, Nominee for Best Narrative Short, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Director at The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image, and Winner of Best Short Film at the Katra Series World Webfest Mania.
Directed by Rafeh Mahmud, Created by Rouvan Silogix & Rafeh Mahmud. The When Life Gives You Lemons team is the recipient of an OAC Grant for their next project and is an official selection at IFFSA Toronto - the LARGEST South Asian film festival in North America!
Directed by Eli Shapiro, Written by David Rosenberg. More details coming soon...
In Defense of Civil Society
to have & to hold
Faye and Justin try to ignore their circumstances and enjoy one last morning together.
to have & to hold is a City Artist Corp Grant recipient and is currently in post-production. Recipient of the City Artist Corp Grant 2021.
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Select Honors: Seminfinalist at the Atlanta Film Festival script competition and Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival, Quarterfinalist at the Big Apple Film Festival, won Best Performances at the Romance & Relationships Film Festival, and is an Official Selection at the Long Island International Film Expo, the Montauk Film Festival, The Players Film Night, the Lonely Seal International Film, Music and Screenplay Festival, The Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival, the Mott Haven Film Festival, and the Lonely Wolf International Film Festival.