Drama,12 mins, USA, 2018
Ayesha's secret weekend plans with her boyfriend take an unexpected turn when her immigrant father encounters a US veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress.
Credits: Writer-Director, Producer, Editor
Awards & Screenings
I View World Human Rights Film Festival
New York City South Asian Film Festival
Best Ensemble Narrative Short Nomination, Queens World Film Festival, New York
New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, New York
Emerging Filmmaker Award, Queens World Film Festival, New York
Ben Lazaroff Screenwriting Award for Best Original Screenplay
Temple University Graduate Thesis Award
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
The American Center India-US Cultural Film Festival
Award of Distinction, Canada Shorts Film Festival
Honorable Mention, Experimental Forum
Women of Color Film Festival, MAGIC Spell Studios, NY
Canada Shorts Film Festival
Oil Valley Film Festival
Trenton Film Festival
College of Art and Design Faculty Showcase, Rochester Institute of Technology
“Ambarien is a filmmaker to admire because of her understanding of what to do with her camera. Her work is cinematic as she patiently shows us the emotional challenges of living between two worlds: the past and the present, the old and the new, the frightening and the exciting. She doesn't underestimate the audience, rather she allows us to experience the story from every character's perspective so that we come to understand and know the complexities of these relationships. Her work is mesmerizing and we can't wait to see what she does next."
Don Cato, Artistic Director - Queens World Film Festival, NYC 2018.