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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: STUDENT

RITA MAHTOUBIAN IS NOT A TERRORIST

Directed by Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman
SHORT NARRATIVE 8 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE RITA MAHTOUBIAN IS NOT A TERRORIST
In this satirical comedy about romance, terrorism, and trying to be a better person, Iranian-born Rita Mahtoubian is inspired to change her life after a neighbor’s Rosh Hashanah dinner ignites a spark of inspiration. Her mission to make big changes attracts the attention of an overly-invested Homeland Security agent.

Screening as part of Shorts: FML
Female Director(s), Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
About the Director(s)
Julia Lerman and Roja Gashtili are current fellows at AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. They are recipients of the Tribeca All Access grant. This summer they will be releasing K(id) a comedic existential web series about breaking up with yourself.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts In Competition: Student
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    8 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Roja Gashtili, Julia Lerman
  • Screenwriter:
    Roja Gashtili, Julia Lerman
  • Producer:
    Roja Gashtili, Deanna Barillari
  • Editor:
    Steph Zenee Perez
  • Associate Producer:
    Cory Michael Wood
  • Cinematographer:
    Tarin Anderson
  • Composer:
    Juan Andres Otalora
  • Cast:
    Patrick Fugit, Della Saba, Charlotte Ross, Anthony Azizi, Lauren MacLean

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