Private Project

New Moon Rain

The story is about Madan, an immigrant who has left his motherland and struggles to adapt to his present situation. He feels disconnected from his daughters due to cultural differences, leading him to want to escape from his current reality and cling onto memories of the past.

  • Santosh Dahal
  • Santosh Dahal
  • Deepa Guragain
  • Raj Ballav Koirala
    Key Cast
  • Aruna Karki
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Nepali
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Texas at Arlington
Director Biography - Santosh Dahal

Santosh Dahal, born in Nepal in 1990, is an aspiring filmmaker currently pursuing a Masters in Cinematic Art at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. He completed his Batchelor's degree at Tribhuvan University in 2014, specializing in filmmaking. His graduation film, "The Pledge," gained recognition and was showcased at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2016, followed by the Queen's World Film Festival in 2017 and other international film festivals.

Santosh's short film, "The Mirage," premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in 2021, receiving critical acclaim and a special mention at the Human Rights Film Festival in Nepal in 2022. He also worked as a First Assistant Director on the award-winning feature film "Dying Candle."

Beyond filmmaking, Santosh served as an instructor at a film school. Currently, he is developing his first feature film, "The Flowers Of Wild Sugarcane."

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Director Statement

As a maker of motion pictures, I have borne witness to the journey of many immigrant families to the land of the free, only to face conflicts that arise from the chasm of generations. Their tales, resonant and captivating, have touched my soul and stirred my imagination to embark upon a creative journey. With each new work of art, I seek to illuminate the immigrant experience and unveil its multifaceted complexities, thereby ushering in an era of greater comprehension and appreciation for those who arrive from afar seeking a new home.