Sunday, September 8, 2019

HollyShorts: American Typecast - Monib Abhat Interview


Photo Content from Monib Abhat

Monib Abhat was born on May 19, 1986 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) and Criminal Minds (2005).


Year: 2019 Runtime: 17 minutes Language: English 
Country: USA Premiere: West Coast

Director: DANE COOK Screenwriter: DANE COOK
Producer: DANE COOK & MONIB ABHAT
Executive Producer: Ross Kohn & Nancy Leopardi
Co-Producer: Dane Cook & Monib Abhat

Cast: Dane Cook Cinematographer: Monib Abhat, Dane Cook, Seth Green
Editor: Carsten Kurpanek Animator: Carsten Kurpanek
Production Design: Christian Snell Composer: Christian Snell
Sound Design: Michael Shuman Music: Peter Bawiec



Director: Dane Cook | 18:00 | USA | 2018 | Drama
A struggling Middle-Eastern American actor, perpetually typecast as a terrorist, is forced to embrace his stereotype in order to save lives on and off the big screen.

A Middle-Eastern actor attempting to acclimate to the Entertainment Industry, Malik Khan, is seeking to break through his racial stereotype while struggling to stay afloat as a working actor. On the most important day of Malik’s career, where he has a highly touted audition with Pete Bloom, the #1 casting director in Hollywood. Dealing with both internal and external distractions, Malik fails giving the worst performance of his life. All seems lost, but after he is given a heart-to-heart from an unlikely source, and in the most fortuitous of circumstances, Malik is thrust back into having to embrace his stereotype when he witnesses a robbery in progress at local convenient store. With no other options and time running out to help, Malik grabs some props from the trunk of his car and gives the performance of his life.

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH MONIB ABHAT
JOURNALIST: AMERICO GALLI
LOCATION: 
CHINESE THEATER
FILM FESTIVAL DATE: HOLLYSHORTS AUGUST 8TH - 17TH
INTERVIEW: AUGUST 8, 2019



Video/Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)
JBN Media Photo Gallery from HollyShorts can be found HERE.

ABOUT HOLLYSHORTS
The annual Academy Awards® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival will celebrate its 15th year in August 2019. HollyShorts (HSFF) brings together top creators, industry leaders, and companies and has launched many filmmakers into the next stages of their careers. HollyShorts, a regular on the MovieMaker Magazine Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, also engages its community and spotlights short films year-round through monthly screenings, panels, and networking events. HollyShorts Film Festival will take place between August 8-17, 2019 at TCL Chinese Theatres 6 located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.

CO-FOUNDED BY THEO DUMONT AND DANIEL SOL
HollyShorts Film Festival is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.

Recently named an Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival.
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