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A conservative Muslim man living in America speaks with his wife regarding gun laws one fine day. Later, he finds out his daughter fooling around with a friend of hers in the bedroom resulting in a fight of ethics between the father and mother, threatening dangerous consequences.

  • Bader Alshuaib
  • Bader Alshuaib
  • Bader Alshuaib
  • Cinnamon Hoobler
  • Iyad Hajjaj
    Key Cast
    "Ameer Shaheed"
  • Mignon Farmani
    Key Cast
    "Tiana Shaheed"
  • Ebony Lanet
    Key Cast
    "Hannah Shaheed"
  • Alaina Lopilato
    Key Cast
    "Chloe Carter"
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    10 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Bader Alshuaib

Born and raised in Kuwait, Bader moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion in filmmaking. He had been inspired by filmmaking at a young age, which led him to study the crafts of filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in order to get the tools that will help him break into the industry. For him, filmmaking is more than just directing; it is an art of storytelling. He is also a producer, screenwriter, and editor. Bader has been working on indie shorts and social media promos ever since before he moved to Los Angeles, and has won awards and recognitions for shorts like Barriers (2017) and Don’t Go (2018). He had recently written and line produced a feature film, The Switch Up (2019), directed by Disney and Nickelodean show director Robbie Countryman.

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Director Statement

"SiCKO!" is a 10 minute story that touches upon major issues facing the American society specifically and the world in a bigger prospective. In my opinion as humans we can be both protagonists and antagonist depending on the situation we are put through and the people that surrounds us within that situation. It is only a flip of a switch that propels us from one to the other, and that switch is controlled by the way we think and how we choose to react to these situations. I don't believe in the generic Good vs. Evil scenarios, rather more of Me vs. Me. We drive our own stories and we write our own fates and we decide to be either victims, heroes, or villains. "SiCKO!" takes a simple normal family; driving them into a deep turn that will scar them for the rest of their lives.