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Project of the Day: 'Arvind'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 10, 2014 at 5:13PM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Arvind

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Arvind"

Tweetable Logline: When his mother gets out of prison, Arvind, 16, revisits old family wounds by writing a play from her perspective.

Elevator Pitch: When Arvind was 3 and his older brother was 6, Arvind's mother attempted to poison them- as well as herself- amid a bitter divorce trial with Arvind's father. After 12 years Arvind's mother was released from prison and attempted to contact her sons. The brothers brought her to court and were successful in securing a life-long protective order against her. In response, Arvind wrote a play called MOMMY with his mother as the main character. The documentary ARVIND follows his life from just before his mother returns to opening night of MOMMY.

Production Team:

Director, Producer: Evan Roberts (audience award winning "33 Teeth", Iris Prize Runner-up "Yeah, Kowalski!")
Cinematographer: Amy Bench (Loves Her Gun, SXSW)
Cinematographer: Annie Silverstein (Spark, SXSW Best Texas Short. March Point, 2008 Independent Lens)

About the Production:  After making two short films that were loosely based off of personal experiences in my youth, I decided to follow someone through their process of bringing a story inspired by their life to the screen. LGBT youth, and specifically LGBT youth of color, aren't represented often in film. That can feel like you're invisible to the rest of society. I hope a lot of youth will relate to his situation and his process of bravery in bringing his own life story to the world- and perhaps be inspired to do the same.

Current Status: Fundraising for post-production. Arvind's play is in rehearsals and opens Jan 30th.

For more information and to support this project: IndieGogo Page

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