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  1. Director Statement

    I had nuclear dreams for a year. Giant mushroom clouds in the sky. A deep, bassy rumbling in my ears.

    This waking fear of the end of the world. I was convinced that we were in for it, that our fate was sealed.

    I don’t know why I'm drawn to stories about the end of the world. I'm usually a positive person.

    But everyone has guilt. Something they wish they could go back and fix.

    This is one of those stories.

    — Ben Rekhi, Director

  2. Ben Rekhi, Director

    Whether it’s writing, directing, or producing, Ben Rekhi has been making bold statements on film for more than a decade. Graduating from NYU film school, Rekhi went on to intern and work in development, management, and production at New Line Cinema and MGM while his short films were playing festivals and winning awards. After working with the Coen Brothers in the camera department of O Brother, Where Art Thou? Rekhi was hired by George Clooney to shoot the behind the scenes for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He has directed several music videos in India and the US; produced two 35mm feature films including the graffiti cult classic Bomb the System; and wrote and directed the SXSW Audience Award Winner Waterborne, currently on the Sundance Channel. His screenplay for Waste won the Tribeca All Access Award in 2007. In India, Rekhi directed a museum film for producer Bobby Bedi, wrote the English dialogue for the soon-to-be-released Teen Patti with Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley, and founded the ScriptWalla workshop with veteran writer Kamlesh Pandey. Currently, Rekhi is enrolled in the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.