Directed by Faroukh Virani
A gay man returns to his small hometown after his estranged father’s death, confronting the life he fled by mending relationships with his sister, his ex, and most importantly, his mother.
Faroukh Virani is a Los Angeles-based director and editor who serves as an editor on the CW’s series IZOMBIEand has prior assistant editor credits on THE RESIDENT and EIGHT DAYS A WEEK, a documentary about The Beatles’ touring years. Faroukh’s USC thesis film, VIMANA has screened at various film festivals, including the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, CAAMFest, and PBS’ Online Film Festival.
Director: Faroukh Virani
Writer: Shawn Parikh, Alessandro Nori
Producer: Shawn Parikh, Alessandro Nori
Director of Photography: Ruben Contreras
Composer: Raashi Kulkarni
Supervising Sound Editor: Marcello Dubaz
Re-Recording Mixer: Marcello Dubaz
Cast: Shawn Parikh
Shorts Programs / 95 minssec·ond-gen·er·a·tion – adj. The offspring of immigrants to a particular country. Exploring the tension of navigating the cultural expectations of both a family from a foreign land and a society who treats you like “other,” this collection of LGBTQ shorts celebrates the beauty and texture of intersectionality. - Sheryl Santacruz