Where Are You from Again?

Synopsis

A successful actress in her home country of Romania, Helene is ready to forge a path for her career in America. However, failure after failure drives Helene to ask her friend Krish for help. Helene believes a meeting with Krish’s agent, Liam, is the open door she’s been waiting for. However, when her meeting goes differently than expected, Helene has to re-examine if it’s a door she’s willing to walk through.

Review

4/5
A drama that explores the trials of an immigrant actress in the United States.
Directed by Benjamin Freemantle, from a screenplay by Maria Müller, ‘Where Are You from Again?’ is a short drama film that explores an immigrant’s trials and hesitancy towards becoming an actress in the United States. The film stars Maria Müller as Helene – an aspiring actress from Romania. Rohan Gurbaxani co-stars as Helene’s close friend Krish – a rising actor. Peter Tarantino completes the cast as a Liam – a talent agent. The short delves into themes of race, identity, migration and sexism. The film is partially in the Romanian language (with English subtitles).

The 13-minute film opens with the prologue; “When they don’t want you, you know where to find us. Continue dreaming and hoping, home isn’t going anywhere”. Helene, the protagonist, undertakes dialect lessons whilst applying for roles. Persistent setbacks, due to her identity and lack of a green card, result in her asking Krish to speak with his agent. Liam, the talent agent, appears sexist and dismissive – which fuels a fire in Helene to stand up and fight for her career. A call from home gives her the confidence and spirit to keep pursuing her dream.

Where Are You from Again Short Film
Benjamin Freemantle (Director) and Maria Müller (Writer/Star) have created a powerful short that will resonate and inspire. Müller’s performance as Helene is praiseworthy and will keep viewers engaged throughout. Cinematography is of a professional standard and is accompanied with fine editing, sound and music. ‘Where Are You from Again?’ is a moving drama that will rings true with the saying: “Never give up!”

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Benjamin Freemantle
Writer(s): Maria Müller
Cast: Maria Müller, Peter Tarantino, Rohan Gurbaxani
Producer(s): Jillian Rezen, Maria Müller, Rohan Gurbaxani, Sara Atehortua
Director of Photography: Cece Chan, Zack Chalmers
Editor(s): Benjamin Freemantle
Animation:
Sound: Christopher Friedman,Julia Skubisz
Music: María del Sol
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Art, Creativity, Culture, Diversity, Family, Friendship, Identity, Immigration
Country: United States
Language: English, Romanian
Year: 2021
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Benjamin Freemantle
Writer(s): Maria Müller
Cast: Maria Müller, Peter Tarantino, Rohan Gurbaxani
Producer(s): Jillian Rezen, Maria Müller, Rohan Gurbaxani, Sara Atehortua
Director of Photography: Cece Chan, Zack Chalmers
Editor(s): Benjamin Freemantle
Animation:
Sound: Christopher Friedman,Julia Skubisz
Music: María del Sol
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Art, Creativity, Culture, Diversity, Family, Friendship, Identity, Immigration
Country: United States
Language: English, Romanian
Year: 2021

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Where Are You from Again?

Synopsis

A successful actress in her home country of Romania, Helene is ready to forge a path for her career in America. However, failure after failure drives Helene to ask her friend Krish for help. Helene believes a meeting with Krish’s agent, Liam, is the open door she’s been waiting for. However, when her meeting goes differently than expected, Helene has to re-examine if it’s a door she’s willing to walk through.

Review

A drama that explores the trials of an immigrant actress in the United States.

4/5
Directed by Benjamin Freemantle, from a screenplay by Maria Müller, ‘Where Are You from Again?’ is a short drama film that explores an immigrant’s trials and hesitancy towards becoming an actress in the United States. The film stars Maria Müller as Helene – an aspiring actress from Romania. Rohan Gurbaxani co-stars as Helene’s close friend Krish – a rising actor. Peter Tarantino completes the cast as a Liam – a talent agent. The short delves into themes of race, identity, migration and sexism. The film is partially in the Romanian language (with English subtitles).

The 13-minute film opens with the prologue; “When they don’t want you, you know where to find us. Continue dreaming and hoping, home isn’t going anywhere”. Helene, the protagonist, undertakes dialect lessons whilst applying for roles. Persistent setbacks, due to her identity and lack of a green card, result in her asking Krish to speak with his agent. Liam, the talent agent, appears sexist and dismissive – which fuels a fire in Helene to stand up and fight for her career. A call from home gives her the confidence and spirit to keep pursuing her dream.

Where Are You from Again Short Film
Benjamin Freemantle (Director) and Maria Müller (Writer/Star) have created a powerful short that will resonate and inspire. Müller’s performance as Helene is praiseworthy and will keep viewers engaged throughout. Cinematography is of a professional standard and is accompanied with fine editing, sound and music. ‘Where Are You from Again?’ is a moving drama that will rings true with the saying: “Never give up!”

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