The film, which stars actor and director Said Faraj (who also co-directed and co-wrote it), will be screened on Friday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 pm at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center located at 590 Palm Canyon Drive.
The American Failure follows L.A. attorney Carlos Elias (portrayed by Faraj) as a tormented man who is on the run from both a ruthless drug cartel and the law after extorting millions of dollars. The short film illustrates a man torn by his own conscience and in his desire to live the high life. It also Hakeen Kae-Kazim, Dan Thiel, Adrienne Wilkinson and Chriss Anglin. Director and actress Ameenah Kaplan, widely known for her recurring role in NBC’s The Office as Val, the love interest of Darryl (played by Craig Robinson) also shares co-directing credit with Faraj.
In 2013, The American Failure took home several top awards for Best Director and Best Actor for Said Faraj, who has appeared in some of the most memorable films of our day, including: Green Zone; The Siege; Bad Influence; and many others. TV credits include: NCIS: Los Angeles; 24; The Unit; Bones; and more. An American Failure marks his directorial debut.
The Borrego Springs Film Festival is slated for January 23-26, 2014, with The American Failure scheduled on Friday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 pm at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center located at 590 Palm Canyon Drive in Borrego Springs, California. For more information, log on to: http://www.borregospringschamber.com/
You can see The American Failure’s official trailer at: