Coup d'etat Math

The locations of the stories and the accents of the voices will be purposely ambiguous as to put emphasis on the experiences rather than the politics behind the struggle.

The point of the film is to show how visceral the fear and pain of living in a world where you have little to no control over the machinations of corrupt governments and the violence of mob mentality chasing warped ideologies.

Like battle raps of struggle, each story will ratchet up the experiences. A fight to be born, a fight to survive, a fight to find your place and the fight to maintain. All degrees of the same struggle.

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Sai Selvarajan




Director: Sai Selvarajan
Executive Producer: Tammie Kleinmann
Producer: Sai Selvarajan
Screenwriter: Sai Selvarajan
Editor: Sai Selvarajan
Production Designer: Sai Selvarajan
Sound Designer: Scottie Richardson
Music: Joey Kendall
Principal Cast: Sara Amini, Tyler Wetherall, Parimala Marpaka, Liliana Vargas
Additional Credits: Painter: Amanda Selvarajan, Illustrations: Olivia Saldivar, Joey Kendall: Composer


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Sai Selvarajan
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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Animated, Biography, Drama, Experimental, War
Screening in: Texas Shorts Program
Screening Section: Texas Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Animated Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 8 mins