2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Waiting

Sunday, March 13
9:15PM - 10:53PM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave


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The experiment started with a simple idea: if you had the equipment and the ambition, could you convince another person that they're being haunted? THE WAITING follows two teenage boys as they attempt to do just that. Through a series of escalating “haunts”, the boys prod an elderly neighbor further and further in order to get a reaction. As their suspicions grow and the tension mounts, they realize too late that the man they're manipulating is the last person they should've chosen for their project.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 98min

Director: Kasra Farahani

Executive Producer: Jeff Currier, Alfred Thomas Gundry IV

Producer: Trevor White, Tim White, Allan Mandelbaum, Giri Tharan, Rosalie Swedlin, Elana Barry

Screenwriter: Mark Bianculli, Jeff Richard

Cinematographer: Alexander Alexandrov

Editor: Kathy Gatto

Production Designer: Margaret Box

Sound Designer: Branden Spencer

Music: Andrew Hewitt

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Rick Rickertsen, Mary Solomon

Principal Cast: James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist, Laura Innes, Edwin Hodge, Bailey Noble, Lili Reinhart, Anne Dudek, Mindy Sterling, Tamlyn Tomita


Kasra Farahani was born in Iran, and raised in Los Angeles. In 2013, Kasra's first short film, NOON was optioned within 24 hours of its release by 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment where it is currently in feature development. His short film CONCERNING THE BODYGUARD just premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival.

Sales Agent: CAA

Public Film Contact
Trevor White
Star Thrower Entertainment
(310) 855-4044

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Nastasya Morauw



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