Private Project

Fitting In

An idealistic Indian pre-med student in America is sabotaged by a jealous colleague forcing him to question his dreams.

  • Shaan Memon
    The Unreal, Chakkar Dot Com
  • Shaan Memon
    The Unreal, Chakkar Dot Com
  • Shaan Memon
    The Unreal, Chakkar Dot Com
  • Gregory Pedemonte
    Key Cast
    Minutes After Midnight, Little Dady, Hamingway & Gellhorn, Seeker & Fetch, The Patient, Six Sex Scenes & A Murder, Tall Trees
  • Shruti Tewari
    Key Cast
    Love Aaj Kal, Bicycle Bride, Foreign, Karma, Torn, Khazana,
  • Heren Patel
    Key Cast
    Beers for Jeesus
  • Joshua Neal
    Key Cast
    Before The Dark, Thug
  • Daniel Kypuros Gonzalez
    Key Cast
  • Ashley England
    Key Cast
  • Jade Lastimosa
    Key Cast
  • Otto Wacker
    Director of Photography
    Caged, Eris
  • Shaan Memon
    The Unreal, Chakkar Dot Com
  • Andrew M Trott
    Unit Production Manager
    By A Thread, Country Fixin's, Bar America, A View of Sky, In Freefall
  • Hawra Al Mahr
    Art Director
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 22, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
    Houston, Texas
    United States
    April 20, 2018
    Bronze Remi Award for Best Student Short
  • Raw Science Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 5, 2018
    Nominated for Best Student Short
Director Biography - Shaan Memon

Born and raised in India, living in San Francisco. Writing, Directing and Editing films since 2006 now. Has worked on different styles and genres of films such as narratives, documentaries, corporate videos, music videos and infomercials. Won a couple of awards and nominations too.

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Director Statement

Being born and brought up in India and living in USA since more than 3 years I've experienced a huge culture change. Understanding the culture, speaking the language, especially understanding the cultural phrases and jokes and much more stuff was a roller coaster ride for me. I've come to a point where Indians call me an outsider and USA people call me an outsider too! So where do I exactly belong?

I've tried to put my own experiences in the movie. Also wanted to make the story which touches everyone's heart. Being sabotaged is a universal experience. My motto behind making every movie is to give some good message or learning to the society. So here's message for everyone to "take it easy and enjoy life". I hope you like it.