Points of Origin

2016 | Drama | Short Film

Free Short Movie that makes a difference!

Free short movie with Ankur Vikal (Slumdog Millionaire) and Tessa Thompson (Creed). Young couple tackle the moral complications of international surrogacy.

The story follows New Yorkers RJ and Rosemary, who have been trying to have a baby for the past eight years. Surrogacy is their last chance to have the family they want. But once they arrive in Mumbai and begin the embryo transplant, things go awry. The pressure in the last 24 hours leading up to the transplant brings up surprising revelations about each other. They are vulnerable as they face one of the most important experiences of their lives. Beautiful and well-crafted new short film, Points of Origin, by filmmaker Anya Leta that explores the tensions of commercial surrogacy in India. While R.J. is a native of India, he now lives in the United States and is married to an American. After experiencing difficulties conceiving on their own, they return to R.J.’s homeland in hopes of finally having a child of their own.

Festivals and Awards:

World Premiere - Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2014
Winner - Best Short Screenplay - Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2013
Winner - Best Directing - First Run Film Festival, 2015
Winner - 3rd Grand Prize - First Run Film Festival, 2015
Winner - Audience Award - First Run Film Festival, 2015
Official Selection - Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection - Woodstock Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection - Rome Independent Film Festival, 2015
Official Selection - Newport Beach Film Festival, 2015
Official Selection - International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2015
Official Selection - Navi Mumbai International Film Festival, 2015
Official Selection - Delhi International Film Festival, 2015

STARRING Ankur Vikal, Tessa Thompson, Auroshikha Dey and Denzil Smith

PRODUCED by Erin Galey
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Chander Agarwal and Jonathan Berguig
EDITED by Eric F. Martin and David Nordstrom
ORIGINAL MUSIC by Rodrigo Martín Munuera
SOUND DESIGNER Thomas Cassetta


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