Start Breaking My Heart

Work type

film

Year

2018

Language

English

USA, 17m, Alexa

 

After her best friend receives a fatal diagnosis, Robin helps him skip his father's funeral and crash his ex-girlfriend's wedding. Only then does she discover how cancerous he truly is.

 

Writer/Director: Ijaaz Noohu

Co-writer: Grant Harvey

Producer: Farand Pawlak

Co-Producer: Lauren Marie López De Victoria

 

Director of Photography: Ian Lipton

Editor: Shelby Hall

Production Design: Sam Neidenbach

Composer: Jorn Swart

Cast: Roshni Shukla, Tom Assam-Miller, Madeleine Barker, Ali Axelrad

 

Contact: Ijaaz Noohu, in2191@columbia.edu

 

PRODUCTION GRANT

Katharina Otto-Bernstein Thesis Film Fund

 

 

 

 

About the Writer/Director

Ijaaz Noohu

Ijaaz Noohu immigrated at three years old from Sri Lanka to Los Angeles. He studied Economics and English at Chapman University, during which time he worked on productions such as AnomalisaMad Men, and The Colbert Report. He is currently working on the feature version of Start Breaking My Heart.

 

About the Producer

Farand Pawlak

Farand Pawlak started his career in finance, during which time, he studied comedy writing at the famed Second City in Chicago and screenwriting at Northwestern University. In 2014, he decided to combine his business experience and passion for great stories and pursue an MFA in Creative Producing at Columbia University. To date, his producing credits include various short films and on-set production experience with both domestic and international films.