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Alien of Extraordinary Ability

World Premiere

Director: Raghav Puri

United States, 2022, 17 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2023

Category:Narrative Short

Genres:Comedy, Drama

Cast:Edwin Joseph, Rishan Dhamija, Ryu Goen, Nomè Sidone, Christopher Gurr, Sarah Keys, Andrea Cirie, Kieran Barry

Crew:Writers: Rishan Dhamija, Sola Fadiran, Edwin Joseph. Producers: Rishan Dhamija, Sola Fadiran, Edwin Joseph, Raghav Puri, Joseph Lim, Erin Sullivan, Kenta Koga, Rabia Sultana.


A talented Indian actor faces imminent deportation unless he can book a broadway show to prove he is worthy of an O-1 "Extraordinary Ability" visa.

About the director

Raghav is an California based independent filmmaker and theatre practitioner. He is originally from New Delhi, India and is a graduate of the M.F.A Film Program from Dodge College, Chapman University.

He is interested in creating dramatic comedies about love, friendships, families, body image, self-belief, time, and ageing. He loves living near the beach but deeply regrets never going to the beach.

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