TITLE: Farah (Early Development)
GENRE: Indie Drama
LOGLINE: A feature-length indie drama about an 11-year-old Muslim girl who accidentally shoots someone in the forest with a BB gun and gets accused of being a terrorist by her classmates.
SYNOPSIS: Farah wants to be popular, but being a Bollywood-loving, Muslim girl does not impress the cool kids. When a teacher assigns her to tutor the class clown, Pete, Farah sees her chance to raise her status. He’s a prankster, but he’s still popular.
Farah schemes to make Pete her friend by showing an interest in his favourite hobby: shooting BB guns. Pete takes her into the forest for some target shooting, but she’s got a terrible aim and accidentally shoots a jogger. Afraid he’ll get in trouble too, Pete tells everyone it was Farah’s idea because she’s a terrorist-in-training.
The lie snowballs from a post on the school blog to a scrum of reporters on her front lawn. Farah goes from being ignored to being the most talked-about girl in school, online, in the news and among the local Muslim community. But this is not the kind of popularity she dreamed of.
Farah will need to figure out who she is and what she stands for – no matter what the cool kids think.
SEEKING: Producing Partners.
Contact Sandi Gisbert.
- Sandi Gisbert is a filmmaker, producer, production manager, and writer. Her portfolio includes live-action scripted and documentary filmmaking, as well as animation and visual effects producing. From television commercials to music videos to animated superhero series, Sandi loves collaborating and invites interest from others with creative vision.