Short Film – Drama | Comedy

In Post-production

Ara, 17, struggles with a lack of self-esteem which has led her to think she’s not smart enough to pursue university. As the deadline for university applications approaches, she struggles to decide what to do with her life.

Ara also wrestles with her home and social life commits. Ara’s hard-to-please aunty is coming to visit and risks exposing the many lies and secrets Ara keeps from her mother.

Ara is tasked with cleaning the spare room in her home, but is distracted by a box of mix-tapes she discovers that hold stories from the past.


Director | Amina Beg
Production Company | AfshanDL Productions
Producer | Amina Beg & Sacha Lively
Executive Producer | afshan d’souza-lodhi
Writer | Amina Beg

Director of Photography | Matthias Djan
B Camera Operator | Sacha Lively
Gaffer | Leo Green
Spark | Colin Lewin
Sound Recordist | Iraklis Drosinos
Production Assistant | Zainab Imran
BTS Photographer | Tanisha Bangar

Editor | Ludwik Lipiec


Maya Chowdhury as Ara
Bitu Thomas as Farida
Sarah Yaseen as Gulshan
Hasina Islam as Ammara
Isha Chavda as Isha
Maria Kayum as Dibya