FRESH BLOOD (TAAZA KHOON)
Friday, JUNE 2, 2017, 9:00pm
FRESH BLOOD (TAAZA KHOON) Richa Rudola USA PREMIERE • USA • 2017 • 8 min. • Drama, Horror
USA PREMIERE Taaza Khoon is about a young South Asian girl sold into sex-trade who encounters a vampire looking to satisfy his hunger for fresh blood. She has always had her decisions made by others, but ultimately takes matters into her own hands by choosing her path to empowerment at the end of the story. There are not enough nuanced stories out there that highlight the forced illegal or legal immigration experience that’s sold to countless people in developing countries on the premise of the “American Dream”. This film is my effort at telling such a story.
DIRECTOR Richa is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, actor. She grew up in India disliking most Bollywood and mainstream Hollywood movies and developed an interest in films upon discovering independent and foreign cinema while pursuing a statistics graduate degree in the US. She has trained with The Barrow Group, Independent Film School and New York Film Academy. She has written several screenplays and directed the short film “Taaza Khoon (Fresh Blood)” which she also wrote. Richa has acted in short films and Off Broadway plays in New York City. She also writes personalized film reviews for the independent film journal Static Mass Emporium.