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Project of the Day: ‘DICE’

Project of the Day: 'DICE'

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DICE

Tweetable Logline: 
When fate suddenly gives Jamill the break he’s been looking for, in the form of a winning lottery ticket, he learns firsthand that life is a gamble

Elevator Pitch: Jamill, a street-smart youth from North Philly, lives day to day with the odds against him. Unable to break into the professional world, Jamill tries to get by with whatever work he can get. Despite his smarts and charisma, his life remains unbalanced and his future unknown. When fate suddenly gives Jamill the break he’s been looking for in the form of a winning lottery ticket, he learns firsthand that life is a gamble. 

Production Team:
Viraj Nayar – Writer / Director
Dante Clark – Actor
Rodney Evans – Executive Producer 
About the film: I was born in Mumbai, India. From a young age, was exposed to a melting pot of cultures, with people from all walks of life. It was in the streets of Mumbai that my love for stories and aesthetic for film developed. Many of the themes in DICE, such as class struggle, racial tension, and fate, are issues that not only exist in Mumbai or North Philadelphia, but in most major cities. This film, is a chance for me to explore these themes, and bring them to light.


Current Status: 
Rough cut has been screened at various venues in Philadelphia. Funding for fine cut and fest submissions.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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