"A filmmaker has the same freedom as a novelist
 when he buys himself some paper." - Stanley Kubrick
 

 

 
Oct 2015
NIFF HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
4-day film festival in Houston
 
 
  The very first year of Next Actor International Film Festival (Niff) is a 4-day celebration of American and international cinema, represented by their filmmakers, who traveled all the way from different places. With venues such as River Oaks, Next Actor Studio, AMC 30, the festival promises to deliver more amazing films in 2016.
Sept 2014
THE SHADOW BEHIND YOU
Private Screening, River Oaks Theatre, Houston
 
 
  Next Actor Feature 'The Shadow Behind You' had a private screening for invited guests, including press, few cast and crew. The film was shot in Texas on an Alexa with student actors.
May 2014
SEX, MARRIAGE AND INFIDELITY
Press Screening, Soho, West Hollywood, California
 
 
  Next Actor Production 'Sex, Marriage and Infidelity' is now complete and being sent out to festivals. The press screening will be held at Soho, West Hollywood by invitation only. For more info, please visit the film's website and contact our media personnel.
NOV 9 @ 2 P
THE NOWHERE SON
ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL   
 
 
  Next Actor Film "The Nowhere Son" will next screen in Virginia at the Alexandria Film Festival on Saturday, Nov 9 @ 2pm at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St, Alexandria, VA.  The film screening will be followed by Q & A with director San Banarje who will be in attendance. Eminent film critic Joe Leydon (Variety, Moviemaker, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, MSNBC etc.) called this film one of "Five don't miss movies" of 2013 Worldfest where it screened in April. The film cast several Next Actor Students Ash Thapliyal, Chirag Patel, Omar Scanu, Shahab Pierre, Thiago Paes alongside the great World Cinema actor Soumitra Chatterjee (Charulata, The Coward)
JULY 2013
THE SHADOW BEHIND YOU
Post-Production
 
 
  Our new psychological thriller The Shadow Behind You is wrapped. The film has been directed and shot by San Banarje on the brand new Arri Alexa, the same camera that was used by eminent cinematographer Roger Deakins to film Skyfall. The film stars Next Actor Alumni Chris Smith, Eddie Aguirre, Sean De Vida, Thiago Paes, Derek Gaskamp, Sam De Vida, Omar Scanu, Gary Chisholm, Giugi Carminati, Sam Hoger, Elise Martin, Ash Thapliyal, Andre Francois, Matt Lorenzo and Jasmine Darby. 
 
JUN 4
12 noon
THE NOWHERE SON
Paramount Theatre, 17, South Street, Middletown, New York
Official Selection of 2013 Hoboken International Film Festival
 
 
 
The Nowhere Son, after receiving critical acclaim in Houston when film critic Joe Leydon (Variety, Moviemaker, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, MSNBC etc.) called it one of "Five don't miss movies" of 2013 Worldfest, will next screen in New York City as part of the Hoboken Int'l Film Festival to be held from May 31 - June 6. Screening Date : Tues, June 4 @ 12 noon. Venue : Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown, NY.
 
OCT 2013
THREE SHORTS, TWO FEATURES
Dates : TBA 
 
 
 
Bodhisattva and The Nowhere Son will be shown alongside "Semper Fi", "Physiotherapy" and "Terracotta" (a compilation of few shorts) over a weekend in London. More info, coming soon...
 
 OCT
2013
MARCHA ATRÁS
October 2013 @ Tuscany, Italy
Schedule and Theatre TBA
 
 
 
Marcha Atrás (Reverse) was shot in Buenos Aires, Argentina during Christmas 2011. Editing was completed in Houston in 2012. Click to view the short.
 
FEB 9
MONEY
Saturday, Feb 9 @ 8 pm / Next Actor Studio, Houston
Private Screening
 
 
 
Money was shot as a short dogma film first in 2006. When the film screened at 2007 Cannes, Director San Banarje extended the script and shot the feature version in Paris and Cannes.
 DVD &
BLU-RAY
BODHISATTVA
Available on DVD and Blu-Ray with English and Spanish Subtitles
 
 
 
Bodhisattva was shot in India with legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee (World of Apu, Home and the World etc). It opened to a highly receptive festival audience in DC, NJ, Texas, Washington, NY, Mexico, Spain and will be soon screened in UK. Check this page for upcoming screening dates of this multi-award winning thriller.
ON DVD
A FEDERAL CASE
 
 
 
A Federal Case is a Christian film written by Brian Stewart and directed by Trisha Ray. Shot in Richmond, Texas and Mexico, the film traveled to many festivals before coming out on DVD.
 
ON T.V.
SUGARBABY
 
 
 
Sugarbaby, written by Brian Stewart, was set in New York city. However, director Trisha Ray wanted to shoot overseas and they decided to take the film to India while sticking to an all American lead cast who were transformed through clothes and make-up. In summer 2009, Next Actor students traveled to India and shot the feature over a period of two weeks. The film opened to a packed audience in 2011 Worldfest Houston Int'l Film Festival where it won Gold Remi and went on to screen at several other festivals in New Jersey, California, Washington and Arizona. In 2012, the film was picked up by Television. 
 

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