Rami Kahlon, a Vancouver-based actor and writer, is bringing a new thriller film to Surrey. As an actor, having worked on such networks as The CW, Walt Disney Pictures, and FOX, she is now passionate about contributing to local content that represents her city and its diverse population.
Her script, “Odd Girl”, was an official selection and semi-finalist for the internationally held “Eat Crow Horror Scriptwriting Competition,” which has inspired her to bring the script to life. Based on a suburban school in Surrey, where ostracism is commonplace, the film is a thriller drama that revolves around two friends who fall victim to the obsession of the odd girl out. But, one of the friends quickly realizes that the repercussions of excluding others takes on a whole new meaning when the one left out isn’t who, or what, they seem to be. She intends to create a bone-chilling story that fantasizes the consequences of the all too familiar phenomena of exclusion in high schools.
“Odd Girl” has recently been accepted into the Telus Storyhive competition and is vying for a $10,000 grant to have it made. Her team consists of Corey Woods, Ashley Chodat, Pooja Patel, and Eleanor Jane – a group of young local female artists from Vancouver and the lower mainland who are passionate about putting social issues, local content, and ethnic diversity on the map. However, to advance in the competition and get the $10,000 grant, votes are necessary, and they believe that the best way to get this is to make their story and purpose public.
Telus Storyhive grants are awarded to those who bring in the most votes. Let’s show that local filmmakers have relatable and interesting stories of their own. Voting runs from Tuesday, April 3rd to Friday, April 6th on the Storyhive website. Go to the Odd Girl Facebook page and like it to keep up with updates on the production and to help showcase independent content in its best light.
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