Ayesha (2018)

Ayesha's secret weekend plans with her boyfriend take an unexpected turn when her immigrant father encounters a US veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Narrative, HD Video, 18 min

Awards and Screenings

Emerging Filmmaker Award, Queens World Film Festival, 2018

Award of Distinction, Canada Shorts Film Festival, 2017

Honorable Mention, Experimental Forum, 2017

Best Ensemble Narrative Short Nomination, Queens World Film Festival, 2018

Official Selection, Women of Color Film Festival, MAGIC Spell Studios, NY, 2019

Official Selection, New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, NY, 2018

Official Selection, Canada Shorts Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection, Oil Valley Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection, Trenton Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection, Queens World Film Festival, 2017

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2017

The American Center India-US Cultural Film Festival, 2017

College of Art and Design Faculty Showcase, Rochester Institute of Technology 2017

Ben Lazaroff Screenwriting Award for Best Original Screenplay

Temple University Thesis Award


Cast and Crew

Writer-Director, Producer: Ambarien Alqadar

Cinematographer: Marie Hinson

Editor: Ambarien Alqadar

Sound Recordist: Dan Sheilds

Sound Mix and Design: Josh Banach

Freya Adams (SAG-AFTRA)

Bernard Glincosky (SAG-AFTRA)

Cameron Scoggins (SAG-AFTRA)

Rehan Ansari

Riti Sachdeva