Breaking Fast with a Coca Cola

“Breaking Fast with a Coca Cola” follows two Turkish American teenagers, Özlem and Ada, who decide to fast for Ramadan for the first time. The twist is that their immigrant parents, in an effort to assimilate in an ethnically and religiously homogeneous American suburb in the Midwest, left traditions like fasting for Ramadan behind in Turkey. Özlem and Ada, desperate to connect with the culture of their ancestors, must hide their fast from their parents. Through strategic planning and a few hiccups along the way, Özlem and Ada successfully maneuver around their parents, culturally clueless neighbors, and grumbling stomachs to make it through a day of fasting and evening of feasting.

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Credits

Director:

Amy Omar

Executive Producer:

Somiran Gupta, Kristin Licciardello, Florencia Linares, Janshaaz Kahn, Ritika Gawande

Producer:

Karine Benzaria, Jordan Hart, Amy Omar

Screenwriter:

Amy Omar

Cinematographer:

Mika Hawley

Editor:

Yael Urbach

Production Designer:

Heather Yancey

Sound Designer:

Matthew Keim

Principal Cast:

Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Lucie Solène Allouche, Sam Rosentrater, Sevin Ceviker, Reza Nader, Chris Richards

Additional Credits:

Costume Designer: Jesca Alfano, Hair and Makeup Artist : Agnes Lin, Casting Director: Andrew Dahreddine, 1st AD: Cameron Morton, 2nd AD: John White; James Louise, 1st AC: Max Batchelder; Julia Cryster, 2nd AC: Isabella VanKesteren, Assistant Editor: Greg Molinaro, Colorist: James Honaker, Made possible by: WAVE grant

Contact

Distributor:

Amy Omar
amyomar@gmail.com

Public Film Contact:

Amy Omar
Director
amyomar@gmail.com
3303214080

Publicity Contact:

Amy Omar
amyomar@gmail.com
3303214080

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Comedy

Screening in:

Narrative Shorts Program 3

Screening Section:

Narrative Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Narrative Short

Language:

English / Turkish with English Subtitles

Runtime:

14 mins