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The Layover

US  /  Short Film  /  9min  /  English

4/27/2019   |   3:45 pm

This short film will be screened prior to YOURS TRULY



While on a business trip to London, Meera has a layover at LAX and agrees to meet with Vik. During the few precious hours that they have together, they decide to recreate an early date, reminding them of what drew them together in the first place and what ultimately broke them a part.




Mahesh Pailoor grew up in Saco, Maine and studied film as an undergraduate at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He furthered his training as a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute,where he was awarded the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffer Award for the direction of his thesis film,STILL LIFE. Mahesh directed and co-wrote BRAHMIN BULLS, an independent feature film starringSendhil Ramamurthy, Roshan Seth, and Academy Award Winner Mary Steenburgen. It enjoyed a limited theatrical release in the US and UK, with The New York Times calling it “a warm debut” and the Village Voice praising it as “an accom plished first feature.” Mahesh is an alumnus of the Berlin Talent Campus, Film Independent’s Project Involve and Screenwriting Labs, and the ABC/DGA Directing Program.



Anu Pradhan began her career with a love of live performance that quickly expanded to include film. A Fulbright Scholar in Kathak dance, Anu lived in Bombay, India, where she trained in classical dance and acted in films and on stage before moving back to the US to pursue an MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute. At the AFI, Anu wrote and directed the Sloan Award winning short film DHARINI. Anu also co-wrote and co-produced the independent feature film BRAHMIN BULLS, starring Sendhil Ramamurthy, Roshan Seth, and Mary Steenburgen. Anu also enjoyed working in Talent Development at NBC Universal and in Production at HBO. She is an alumnus of Film Independent’s Project Involve.



Rupak Ginn (Vik)

Pia Shah (Meera)

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