Precious Metal

Two children have been homeless since their mother died and in order to survive they have been stealing and breaking into other people's homes. However, in one house the girl comes across her mother's gold bracelet they had sold months ago, reminding the children of their mother's advice and values.

This film was shot in the universal studio's backlot western set where films like "once upon a time in Hollywood" have been filmed. This film was also made with the assistance of New York Film Academy.

  • Ayana Ahuja
  • Ayana Ahuja
  • Ayana Ahuja
  • Ayana Ahuja
  • Leila H. Lacase
    Key Cast
  • Lucas Stewart
    Key Cast
  • Camila Benites
  • Mika Dewar
    Boom Operator
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fiction
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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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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