A Simulation

Two men seek to create a model of a perfect world: Solvang, CA.

  • Shashi Mostafa
  • Shashi Mostafa
  • Shashi Mostafa
  • Eleejah Dove Noah
    Key Cast
  • Trystan Colburn
    Key Cast
  • Travis Lincoln Cox
    Key Cast
  • David O'Neill
    Director of Photography
  • Matt Hardy
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Bengali, English
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Director Biography - Shashi Mostafa

Shashi Mostafa is a conceptual artist who makes fictional narratives that humanize victims. As a director, screenwriter and photographer, she aims to instigate social change with her films and photo series. Exploring the dark parts of humanity, she creates pieces that brew empathy, challenge oppression and project power.

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Director Statement

A Simulation is a film from the point of view of a person of color who grew up in Solvang, CA. This sci-fi addresses issues that are unseen by tourists and easily covered up by the wealth in and beauty of the town.