USA, 2016, Comedy, 94 minutes
Director: Lena Khan
Location: Apollo Cinema, Kitchener
Summary: A young Indian man relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer, but when his job falls through, resorts to an elaborate charade with misfit friends in order to woo his childhood sweetheart.
Program: MCAP SHORT Shorts awards presentation at Apollo Cinema. Post-screening reception and guest speaker Lena Khan at Grand Trunk Saloon, 30 Ontario Street South, Kitchener
Director Bio: Lena Khan is an independent filmmaker who allows her work to be an organic blend of her varied experiences, the multi-faceted elements of her identity, her witty outlook on life, and her rich emotional aptitude. Lena graduated summa cum laude and received undergraduate degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles in Political Science and History, after which she went on to graduate from the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.
Since then, Lena has been directing short films, commercials and music videos for international artists. Her videos have placed in major festivals, broadcast on major network television channels across the world, and received over 20 million hits on YouTube. Lena has also gained experience working at noted production companies such as Participant Productions and she and her work have been featured in media outlets such as The Guardian, The New York Times, and USA Today. Aside from running a blog and conducting workshops across the country for young filmmakers, Lena now brings her unique vision and visual style to her first feature film, THE TIGER HUNTER, and is working on her second film.