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Unmasked

Shipping late March 2020

Longing for connection, a Muslim immigrant woman secretly joins an acting class empowering her to unveil her true-self beyond limitations as passion and faith collide.

The Canadian produced film addresses some of the major social issues of our time including “Metoo”, immigration, gender bias and inequality; all the while touching upon conflicts arising between faith, family and community.

Farash (Sara Omran) is an immigrant who arrives at North America accompanied by her husband Saeed (Hani Mefti). They’ve moved to the United States just after the “travel ban” with hope for a new life.

As Farash tries to connect with the world around her, Saeed will try to protect her and their daughter Maryan (Aya Ramadan), hiding them from the world. The solution Farash finds is in joining an acting classes, which will help her feel empowered at the same time as she releases her true self in a crash between faith and passion. Even though Farash finds the perfect escape for her oppressive life, the love she feels for her family provides a twist and becomes a highly dramatic scenario to witness.

The winner of 28 festival awards including those below, Unmasked has garnered very strong critical acclaim along its journey…

  • Winner, Merit Award of Awareness, Awareness Film Festival
  • Winner, Award of Excellence, Canada International Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Feature film at ARFF Amsterdam
  • Winner, Jury Award for Best Feature Film, Independent Days
  • Winner, Award of Merit, Accolade Competition for Best Feature Film
  • Winner, Jury Prize for Best Screenplay, Out of The Can Film Festival
  • Winner, Festival Price for Best Feature Film, Around International Film Festival
  • Winner, Silver Award for Best Feature, California Film Awards
  • Winner, Award of Excellence, Feature Film Drama, Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition
  • Winner, Diamond Award, Best Director, Hollywood Film Competition
  • Winner, October Award for Best Actress, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
  • Winner, Platinum Award for Best Feature Film, Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque
  • Winner, Platinum Award, Best Actor, NYC Indie Film Awards

2017 / Drama / 120 minutes / English language / Color / 16×9 / A film by Mostafa Keshvari

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Betty Davis – Betty: They Say I’m Different

“Betty Davis was a raw funk pioneer. Her decades of silence are over.” – The New York Times

Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. As her former husband Miles Davis said, she was “Madonna before Madonna… Prince before Prince”.

An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty Mabry grew up in Durham, North Carolina, just outside Pittsboro and arrived on the NY 70’s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles – startlingly turning him from jazz to funk on the album she named “Bitches Brew”. Her marriage to Miles Davis ended when he accused her of having an affair with Hendrix. She then, despite being banned and boycotted, went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself.

Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating in a manner like no woman before. Then suddenly – she vanished.

Creatively blending documentary and animation, this film traces the path of Betty’s life, how she grew from humble upbringings to become a fully self-realized black female pioneer the world failed to understand or appreciate.

After years of trying, the elusive Betty, forever the free-spirited Black Power Goddess, finally allowed the filmmakers to creatively tell her story based on their conversations.

Featuring Betty Davis as Herself as well as Mike Canton host of The Soul Show, WYEP-FM, Music critic Oliver Wang, Greg Errico, drummer for Sly & the Family Stone and a funk lot more.

The film was nominated at IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival for the Indiemusic Schweppes Award, and for Best Sounds Feature at the Indie Memphis Film Festival. It has additionally been an Official Selection at a variety of festivals around the world including the Istanbul Film Festival, IDFA, Melbourne International Jazz Fest, Pop Montréal Festival, Redbull Music Festival and the Black Bottom Film Festival to name a few.

“Honoring the beauty of the artist’s enigmatic aura and elusiveness…offering us finally an alternative way to contemplate black women’s musicianship without trafficking in tragedy or unveiling privacy” – Los Angeles Review of Books

“Gritty funk, progressive sexual politics and eye-popping imagery of a criminally under-valued talent from the ’70s.” – Billboard

“Betty was a free spirit…talented as a motherfucker.” – Miles Davis, from his autobiography.

“Astonishing and tantalising” – The Wire

2017 / 53 minutes / color / English / a film by Phil Cox

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