"East of Broadway"
A troubled Arab-American actor struggles to reconnect with his estranged father while pursuing his dream of making it on the Broadway stage.
East of Broadway is a feature film that revolves around a desperate Arab-American actor living in New York, struggling to reconnect with his estranged father while pursuing his dream of making it on the Broadway stage.
We are trying to raise enough money to begin production in New York City on February 10th, 2012. Having already raised $200,000 through various in-kind services and donations, we still need $100,000 to be able to begin principal photography. Can you help us out, please?
Writer/Director/Producer: Bandar Albuliwi
Producer: Faruk Ozerten
Cinematographer: David Cavallo
Editor: Alex Ricciardi
About the Production:
"As an Arab-American living in New York in the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, I found myself both isolated and alienated from society. As an aspiring actor, I was being typecast because of my ethnicity. Frustrated, I stopped acting and began writing. The premise for East of Broadway was born, a semi-autobiographical tale based on my experiences as an Arab-American actor living in New York City.
"Through Ali, I'm excited to bring to life a character perhaps never seen before in cinema--an iconic Arab-American New Yorker--a hustler and dreamer, part James Dean, part Travolta's Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever." -- Bandar Albuliwi
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