Feature Film
Area of media:
Feature Film
ACTRA + 135% Buyout
July 5, 2022
Shooting starts:
July 25, 2022 
Shooting finishes:
Aug 19, 2022 
Shooting locations:
Toronto & GTA
Cities for response:
Toronto, Ottawa, Sudbury
A devout 13 year old Muslim boy (with a premature mustache) struggles mightily to find out where he belongs: in the traditional, conservative Islamic community of his family and upbringing, or the frightening but enticing, freewheeling, anything-is-possible society of his peers in public high school...

About the Writer/Director: Imran J. Khan is a Pakistani American filmmaker born and raised in Northern California where he attended Islamic School until middle school, much like the main character in the film. He has a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His films have been broadcasted nationally on television as well as shown at film festivals across the United States.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalARUNMale 14 - 18 Years old
Precocious, from INDIA, adorable, wearing a dress shirt buttoned all the way up. He speaks with an authentic Indian accent. ARUN befriends ILYAS when he arrives at high school and tries to help ILYAS with his master plan. **We are searching for someone who speaks with a slight authentic Indian accent.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalRACHEL JENNINGSFemale 16 - 20 Years old
Open ethnicity. RACHEL is short and cultured. She is a student at Ilyas' new secular high school. They interact mostly in drama class, where Ilyas is impressed with RACHEL'S acting abilities.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
PrincipalJESSE RILEYMale 16 - 18 Years old
Open ethnicity. JESSE is tall, lanky, and wears funny graphic t-shirts. He is a student at Ilyas' new secular high school. They interact most in drama class, where Ilyas observes for a while and then performs a well-received monologue. JESSE is best friends with RACHEL and LIZ. He's naturally friendly toward ILYAS.