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Beholder

Country: USA, Language: English, 21 mins

  • Director: Nisha Ganatra
  • Writer: Nisha Ganatra
  • Producer: Erin Bartnik; Sally Jo Fifer

CGiii Comment

Terrifying and plausible...

Worthy for feature film development!


Trailer...

Beholder from Nisha Ganatra on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

Beholder takes place in the biosphere-protected Red Estates, a gated community with a socially conservative political majority where all members have been explicitly bred for their social roles. At a clinic where patients can genetically engineer their children, Sasha, the wife of rising political star Bobby Aryana, is informed that her baby carries the genetic marker for homosexuality. By the laws of Red Estates, this is an aberration that must be dealt with immediately, and Sasha finds her rethinking her allegiances as well as mulling over secrets in her own past. Touching on issues of race, sexual orientation, and conformity, Beholder examines the notion of identity and the costs of belonging.

Cast & Characters

Jessica Pare as Sasha;
Elaine Hendrix as Evelyn;
Rupak Ginn as Bobby;
Michael McMillian as Dr.Slate;
Michael Mosley as Expectant Father;
Bonnie Kathleen Ryan as Expectant Mother;
David Cade as Officer Walker;
Jay Bingham as Officer Wayt;
Sarah Allan as Pregnant Patient;
Katie Bain as Receptionist