About Under the Same Sky

A feature film directed by Anna Foerster

Under the Same Sky
Aleene Khoury as Nazanine

Tony Kamren came to me with a wonderful story about a second generation Afghani-American who travels to a land he has never known to save his ten year old cousin from an arranged marriage to a local warlord.

Writing this screenplay was a journey of discovery - learning a new culture and a new way of thinking, and for me the first time I was writing someone else's story, a story they were passionate about and emotionally driven to tell their way. I loved writing this one, and exploring the terrifying world of Naim Khan and the innocent orphan girl he kidnaps - and Omar, as naive as Nazanine herself - but determined to save the cousin he has never met.

Under the Same Sky

The movie was shot in 2009, directed by Award winning director Anna Foerster, but the full feature version has not been released, although I hope in due time that situation will be resolved. A short version was screened at the Tiburon Film Festival in 2010.


Anna Foerster
Director Anna Foerster.


Directed by
Anna Foerster

Story by
Tony Kamren
Screenplay by Arthur M. Jolly
and
Arthur McClen

Cast
Tony Kamren ... Omar
Aleene Khoury ... Nazanine
Johnny Messner ... Brian
Navid Negahban ... Naim
Mozhan Marnò ... Najiba
Wali Razaqi ... Jalal
Mercedes Masöhn ... Karima
Layla Alizada ... Asina
Nina Nayebi ... Halina
Ellen Hollman ... Sabrina
Dusty Sorg ... Store Manager
Steve Purnick ... Doctor Miller
Renzo Lewis Jr. ... Basketball Teammate
Cristy Joy Slavis ... Art Student
Guile Branco ... Patient
Matt Clifton ... Patient
Vincent Rivera ... Basketball Teammate
Arthur McClen ... Businessman
Tristyn Curtiss ... Art Student
David Polcino ... Art Student
Bina Chauhan ... Backpack Student
Christopher Pompei ... Art Student
Teresa McClenaghan ... Lady on Bike

Produced by
Megan Duffy .... co-producer
Nake Kamrany .... executive producer
Sajia Kamrany .... executive producer
Wali Razaqi .... producer
Christof Schmidt .... executive producer
Nate Tuck .... producer
Michael Wolf .... executive producer
Original Music .... Gunnard Doboze
Cinematography .... Massimiliano Trevis
Casting .... Scott David
Production Design .... Deborah Riley
Set Decoration .... Bryce Tibbey
Costume Design .... Christine Peters
Sherri Simmons .... makeup department head
Rebecca Wachtel .... key makeup artist
David Dilley .... second assistant director
Cory Johnson .... first assistant director
Kristi Remington .... second assistant director: Morocco
Elizabeth Callens .... carpenter
Joseph Myles Edelson .... set dresser
Christian Kistner .... carpenter
Jean Landry .... set dresser
Freddy Naff .... props
Mona Nahm .... construction coordinator
Stephen Nelson .... sound mixer
Richard Thornsberry .... boom operator
Paul Staples .... special effects supervisor
John David Devirgiliis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Koch .... electrician
Phillip Matarrese .... gaffer
Chuck May .... key grip
Andrea Miraglia .... Steadicam operator
Troy Rice .... grip
Kaitlin Weichsel .... costume assistant: Los Angeles
Ross Mathy .... assistant editor
Deborah Hunter .... craft service
Carmen Tabanyi .... script supervisor