Akash, an Investment banker and Javed Ali, a New York City taxi cab driver get into immigration problems and have one month to decide where they belong. They both deal with the dilemma of belonging, man’s struggle for better life and choice between love Vs money, a choice between one’s motherland and foreign country.
Writer/Director: Rohit Sonak
Assistant Director: Melanie Merill, Pranav Kulkarni
Producer: Tirthankar Das
Co-Producers: Rohit Sonak
Director of Photography: Omkar Gauchan
1st Assistant Camera: Bryan Heffernan
2nd Assistant Camera: Ajay Adireddy
Gaffer(s): Fedrik Ekmark
Editor: Shahnawaz Ali
Co-Editor(s): Rohit Sonak
Sound Designer: Tirthankar Das, Rohit Sonak
Sound Mixer: Ramon Pujol
Production Designer: Julianne Irene
Production Manager: Jetu Kapadia
Special Thanks: Victor Gourkanti, Hemangi Shah, Avni Purohit, Vijay Adireddy, Vijay Reddy, April Gatling, Debbie Harris, Domenick Bauer, Campbell Dalglish, Antonio Tibaldi, Melissa Hacker.
Javed Ali- Sharib Hashmi
Akash Verma- Akku Kulhari
Maria- Evelyn Spahr
Anna- Jessica Perez
Sandy- Harsh Lochan
Lisa- Alexandra Madruga
Passenger- Gia Querci
Rohit Sonak, born and raised in India, currently resides in the Greater New York City area. He started working in India under Saurabh Shukla in theater group, “Spandhan Parivar”. After working as a clapboard boy on the sets of film, “DEVKI”, he became the assistant director to filmmaker Milind Ukey. He has also worked as an assistant to Pathik Vats (dialogue writer of film, “Sarfarosh”) and Rajkumar Hirani in film, “MUNNABHAI MBBS”. Since he had no formal training in Film, he decided to go back to school to pursue his passion for filmmaking. He completed a Film Production course at NYU-SCPS, and B.A. in Media Studies at New Jersey City University, 2011. He is currently completing his M.F.A in writing, directing at City College, New York.
Writing & Directing Fiction
I cannot think of doing anything in life than making movies….
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