Distant, Directed by Akhil Deva (Georgia) - A misfit illegal immigrant working two jobs is pushed into a corner by the deteriorating health of his mother back in India. This is a story about the emotional struggle of a son to keep his mother alive from a distant country. How he stands up to the adversities of a marginal life and finds true happiness. Telling stories as a filmmaker is a way of life, one which requires commitment, dedication, planning, and accountability like any other job. I believe talent is over-rated whereas hard work towards mastering one's craft is paramount as a creative individual. If done right, with truthful intentions, with courage and care, with wisdom and heart, stories have the power to change the world for the better.

Oregon Short Film Festival - Winter 2021 Official Selection

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