Students seek financial help to make ‘Halim’ a LGBT themed film

‘Halim’ is a short film in the making, currently being brought to life by a group of passionate students from the WA Screen Academy (WASA).

The creative team have launched a Pozible campaign to secure extra finance to film some of the projects more ambitious scenes.

In partnership with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), their film will feature talented third year acting students, and is set to air on Channel 9 at the end of this year.

Halim, a young man from a Muslim family, is about to marry his fiance Holly. In the lead up to their wedding, he is introduced to Holly’s brother Mike for the first time.

Casual drinks soon turn into a night on the town and Halim, stuck in a battle between expectation and conflicted desire, is confronted with the question “what do I really want?”

Set over the course of one night in Perth city, this is an Australian tale of culture, family, love and sexuality.

The filmmakers say Halim is an important film about someone struggling to come to terms with his sexual identity in the face of social and cultural expectations.

They say this story will resonate with anyone who has felt the pressure to conform to a notion of love or happiness, that feels that they cannot be themselves.

The film’s script was written by Marnie Allan, and it’s being directed by Sam Baker, with Gabby Ho producing. The team are hoping to raise $1,500 through their campaign.

If you can help them out head over to their Pozible page. 


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