Something Round

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Something Round

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2020, 5:00 PM PDT

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A trans hypnotherapist reels in the moon over unrequited love which proceeds to drive her insane.

Director Biography - Nikhail Asnani

Nikhail grew up in the east-west metropolis that is Hong Kong. He started out acting in theatre and film before moving to Boston to pursue a bachelors degree at Tufts University. After graduation he returned home to work in various sectors from banking to editing and eventually started his own tank top line. He then channeled his focus into his true passion of film, by attending the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting then by working in production of various feature films such as ‘Kiss Me, Kill Me’ and ‘Flatbush Luck’ before finally writing and directing his own shorts, many of which have played around the world. Nikhail now attends Chapman University where he undertaking his MFA in Screenwriting.

Director Statement

After undergoing a psychosis ten years ago after an unrequited love experience, I wanted to explore the themes of mental health through an lgbt/sci-fi perspective. The film is meant to be a warning on the dangers of not letting go, when something isn’t working. I was inspired by the myth of Luna the goddess of the moon, who people used to believe was the cause of lunacy. I wanted to give this myth life through a trans character, to show that love requited or unrequited is a universal feeling by anyone of any gender. My experience with mental illness is something that isn’t understood by many, particularly the feelings of obsession that came along with it. By touching on this topic, I hope people will see that without real treatment, and letting an illness go on for a long time, people tend to lose themselves and their light, in the process of obsessing over someone else.

  • Nikhail Asnani Director
  • Nikhail Asnani Writer
  • Kai Yen Producer
  • Jason Green Key Cast“Lena”The gay and wondrous life of Caleb Gallo, Search Party, Everything is Free, Wine Country
  • Sandra Seeling Key Cast“Katie”Fay Away, In Wake of Light, Jane the Virgin
  • Andre Devin Key Cast“Dan”
  • Rachel Bickert Director of Photography

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Time & Location

Oct 25, 2017 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT

New People, 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

About The Event

Ted Geoghegan 2017, USA, 91 mins

The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to whom they should stand by, and so they maintain a position of neutrality. They want no part in the killing – but the killing is coming to them. An impulsive attack on an American encampment has drawn the vengeful attentions of a ragged band of American military renegades, led by the vicious, racist Hezekiah Holt. Oak, Calvin, and their British lover Joshua flee into the woods so familiar to them, but the murderous musketeers on their trail will not be deterred. Not without the spilling of blood.