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Express Your Voice PSA

This PSA film showcases young girls expressing their voice and causes through different art forms they are passionate about. Through this, the film is meant to encourage other girls to express their voices and allows them to see the variety of ways they can advocate for their beliefs.

  • Ayana Ahuja
    Precious Metal
  • Ayana Ahuja
    Precious Metal
  • Ayana Ahuja
    Precious Metal
  • Maylynn Rodriguez
    Key Cast
  • Ayana Ahuja
    Precious Metal
  • Ayana Ahuja
    Precious Metal
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 24, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Madeira School
  • San Bernardino Valley College International Student Film Festival
    San Bernardino, California
    United States
    April 23, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    July 25, 2020
  • Newark IFF Youth Film Festival
    Newark, New Jersey
    United States
    September 12, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Five Minutes of Fame Film Festival
    Richmond, Virginia
    United States
    October 3, 2020
    Award Winner - Best Short Student
  • Global Girl Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    February 18, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Reel Deal Film Festival
    United States
    September 29, 2021
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • United States
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Ayana Ahuja

Ayana Ahuja received her first access to imovie at age six. From then on she filmed everything she could from home movies, trailers, game shows; all she did from then on was film. At six years old Ayana also created her own production studio, "Punch Panda Studios", that she still uses.

Ayana is in high school working on multiple short films and scripts. She has created "Precious Metal" about two orphaned children reminded of their past and values, and "Express Your Voice", a PSA to show other girls that they can advocate their causes through their passions. Ayana has also attended the selective Imagination Stage Filmmaking Academy and New York Film Academy's Summer Film Program.

Ayana is an advocate for women in film through her blog "Ayana's Direction", social media, and her own films that she hopes will inspire and further women in the film world. Her biggest inspirations are Cynthia Erivo, Ava DuVerynay, Mira Nair, and Greta Gerwig. Ayana hopes you enjoy and are inspired by her films as she hopes to eventually go into the film industry!

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Director Statement

In my PSA "express your voice" I hope to further my passion for advocating women in film. I wanted to showcase young girls who express their voices through different art forms. I have seen that a lot of people, girls especially, have causes that are important to them, and have a voice. Sometimes it is hard to get other people to hear, and some girls aren't comfortable conveying their voice in the traditional outspoken way. In this film, I gathered girls who all have strong beliefs and use a variety of different art forms and passions in order to express it. Through this I hope to encourage other girls to express their voice by any means of expression, and I hope this film shows them the variety of ways they can advocate for their beliefs.