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ABROAD

ABROAD

ABROAD from Gonella Productions on Vimeo.

LANGUAGES: Arabic | SUBTITLES: English

SYNOPSIS
Jad and Rania, a Lebanese couple living in New York City, struggle to achieve their shared dream of breaking into the entertainment industry due, in part, to the typecasting of Middle-Eastern actors.

PRODUCTION AND DSTRIBUTION
Production Company: ZMA Entertainment
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST
Zayn Alexander
Pascale Seigneurie

MAIN CREDITS
Director: Zayn Alexander
Screenwriter: Pascale Seigneurie
Producer: Zayn Alexander
Director of Photography: Win Khant Maung
Sound: Ramon Torres
Editing: Madison Velding-VanDam
Sound Editing: Michael Odmark
Music Composer: Ben Houghton

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Foreign, Short
Language: Arabic
Country of origin: United States
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 10 minutes
Production format: Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS
(NOMINEE) Best Live Action Short Film Award - 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
(NOMINEE) Best Showcase Short Film - 2018 SOHO International Film Festival

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2018 SOHO International Film Festival
2018 New Haven International Film Festival
2018 St. George Bank Lebanese Film Festival
2018 Lebanese Film Festival
2019 Beirut International Women Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Zayn Alexander is a New York-based actor and director of Lebanese origin. Alexander began his career upon moving to New York City in 2010. He made his film debut in the 2012 drama “The Defector”. In 2017, Alexander starred in and directed the acclaimed short drama “Abroad”. “Abroad” made its world premiere at the Oscar-qualifying Santa Barbara International Film Festival. In 2018, Alexander produced, directed, and starred in the film “Manara”. In addition to his film career, Alexander has a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Psychology from Columbia University.