Private Project


Leila, a distressed sister, induces nitrous oxide into her sister’s funeral in order to steal her body from their guardian who plans on selling it to the blackmarket.

  • Aranaya Sharma
  • Aranaya Sharma
  • Manas Sinha
  • John Farwell
  • Aranaya Sharma
  • Ayesha Swaich
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Holocomb
    Key Cast
    "Alec "
  • Cecelia Spetch
    Key Cast
    "Christina "
  • Tim Hughes
    Key Cast
    "The Pastor"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Aranaya Sharma

Aranaya Sharma is student at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is from Bangalore, India currently graduating with a degree in fine arts from Atlanta, Georgia. She plans on moving to LA and working as a director/ photographer

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Director Statement

Duality is something that always intrigued me. Humans navigate life by balancing out light and dark energies within themselves on a daily basis. They restructure and reorganize their entire sense of self by what is thrown at them in the outer world. It is not an easy job to be human, which is why compassion should come easy to us. I hope my audience, through Leila, gets a sense and understanding that even in their darkest days, they are not alone. If not everyone else, the universe sees you, and it sees you for who you truly are—no one is inherently bad or evil. We all stem from oneness. I strived to find meaning in whatever ways I could find. Now, with this project, I simply mean to create it.