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2 items from 2011

Beholder (2011) Short Film: Nisha Ganatra, Jessica Pare, Rupak Ginn

30 April 2011 10:56 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Beholder Short Film has premiered. Nisha Ganatra‘s Beholder (2011) stars Jessica Pare, Rupak Ginn, Elaine Hendrix, Michael McMillian, and Michael Mosley. Beholder‘s plot synopsis: “Beholder takes place in the biosphere-protected Red Estates, a gated community with a socially conservative political majority. At a clinic where patients can genetically engineer their children, Sasha, the wife of rising political star Bobby Aryana, is informed that her baby carries the genetic marker for homosexuality. By the laws of Red Estates, this is an aberration that must be dealt with immediately, and Sasha must decide between staying faithful to the love of her life or risking everything. Touching on issues of race, sexual orientation, and conformity, Beholder examines the notion of identity and the costs of belonging.” This was higher quality than I was expecting. It seemed like a segment of a larger story. The genetically engineering children storyline has a distinct similarity with Jim and Soldier. »

- filmbook

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On Location: The making of "Beholder" (Part 2)

9 March 2011 2:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

On March 16, out director Nisha Ganatra's new film, Beholder, will premiere as part of the Itvs/ PBS series FutureStates. FutureStates is a modern day Twilight Zone series for which ten filmmakers were selected to each make an episode that takes place in the future and explores a political idea in the realm of a fictional film. Beholder stars Jessica Paré (of Mad Men and Lost and Delirious)  Elaine Hendrix (from Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion and Superstar) and Michael McMillian (True Blood), with Rupak Ginn (Royal Pains and Private Practice). In this article, the second in a series (read the first in the series here) that takes readers behind the scenes in the making of the film, Ganatra writes about developing the screenplay for her episode and the obstacles faced when predicting an anti-gay future for a publicly-funded channel based in San Francisco.

So now that we have our super awesome sci-fi story, »

- Nisha Ganatra

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