Most Popular Titles With Vanita Shastry


1. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama | Post-production

Based on short stories from Robert Boswell's collection, seven vignettes explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.

Directors: Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra, Sarah Kruchowski, Ryan Moody, Simon Savelyev, Vanita Shastry, Shadae Lamar Smith, Jeremy David White, Jonathan King | Stars: Rico Rodriguez, Matthew Modine, James Franco, Abigail Spencer

2. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 10,746 | Gross: $0.62M

3. Miss Famous (2015)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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All Monica wants is to be wanted. But can she get past her fantasies in order see the truth about her life and desires? This film is part of the UCLA James Franco Collaborative.

Director: Shadae Lamar Smith | Stars: Ella Anderson, Tony Cox, Joshua James Davis, Leslie Jones

Votes: 8

4. The Youth (2015)

16 min | Short, Drama, Family

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A recent college graduate is frustrated that his life is going nowhere until an old friend offers him the opportunity to make a difference.

Director: Dehanza Rogers | Stars: Feikamoh Massaquoi, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Yolonda Ross, Danielle Deadwyler

5. XR91 BioRebellion 2.0 (2013)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Meet Darren Bost, an earnest but blundering grad student at one of the Nation's top film schools. With little support from his highbrow colleagues, he struggles to produce his overwrought ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Huffaker | Stars: Andrew Carpenter, Ellen Clifford, Tom Demar, Alexia Dox

6. Prom Night (2012)

3 min | Short, Comedy

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Directors: Steven Huffaker, Simon Savelyev | Stars: Tom DeTrinis, Eric Don, Livia Treviño, Lousia Abernathy

7. Gone (II) (2008)

4 min | Short, Drama

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A young man loses his beloved guitar in NYC.

Director: Vanita Shastry | Stars: Maury Miller, Virginia Sánchez Navarro

8. Divine Rite (2012)

18 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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On the night that Kwame decides to lose his virginity he must decide whether to fall prey to the pressure from his college peers or be true to his own conscience.

Director: Shadae Lamar Smith | Stars: Andre Myers, Marjuan Canady, Jerry Ford, Brandon Gregory

Votes: 7

9. Go North (2014)

22 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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As a young woman escapes the World Trade Center on 9/11, she begins losing her mind while suffering from crushing guilt as a result of her friend's death.

Director: Vanita Shastry | Stars: Sheetal Sheth, Kavi Raz, K.T. Thangavelu, Annie Tedesco

10. Special Moments by Oksana (2013)

14 min | Short, Comedy

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Joan finds herself in a hairy situation as she preps for a big date.

Director: Sarah Kruchowski | Stars: Mikelle Budge, Mikelle Mary Mack Budge, Catherine Campion, Daniyar

11. After Life (2012)

2 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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A woman who recently lost her son, is having a hard time getting back to normal life. As her marriage deteriorates, she develops an infatuation with a stranger she meets during visits to the cemetery.

Director: Iris Helfer | Stars: Deborah Puette, Taylor Nichols, John Walcutt, John Michael Herndon

12. Trespasses (2012)

12 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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An ex-IRA member-turned-informer lives in hiding, fearful of being caught. When the love of his life tries to reunite with him, his intense paranoia destroys them both.

Director: Vanita Shastry | Stars: Maury Miller, Laura Campbell, Neil MacFarlane, Tim McManus

13. Green Eyed Girl (2011)

9 min | Short, Drama, Family

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A teenage girl struggles between her desire to fit in and her sense of self-acceptance.

Director: Vanita Shastry | Stars: Sheetal Gandhi, Maury Miller

14. Armor (I) (2011)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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An ice-hockey player gears up for a big game.

Director: Vanita Shastry | Star: Maury Miller