Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist

Shorts in Competition: Student

World Premiere

USA | 8 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

RITA MAHTOUBIAN IS NOT A TERRORIST

Female Director(s), Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
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

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman

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.
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

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Brittnee Walker
Tribeca Film Festival
New York, 10013
Phone: 646 741 3088
bwalker@tribecafilmfestival.org
Print Source
Roja Gashtili
Anchor & Folly
Los Angeles, 90027
Phone: 818 535 6572
roja@anchorandfolly.com
International Sales Contact
Andrea Zevallos
AFI
Los Angeles, 90027
Phone: +13238567639
azevallos@afi.com
US Sales Contact
Andrea Zevallos
AFI
Los Angeles, 90027
Phone: +13238567639
azevallos@afi.com