Sultana Film’s mission is to have a good time and convey mild to a multicultural catalog of movies showcasing numerous cultures and folks. The first movie in improvement on the firm, titled Numbed, is a drama primarily based on the lifetime of director Zulaika Velazquez. A 3-time Tony nominee in Excellence in Theatre, Valezquez’s earlier work contains Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.
The second venture within the works at Sultana Film is a darkly comedic fantasy pic titled Blink. Set in a world the place everybody has an odd affliction that goes away after they get a terminal sickness, it follows a younger girl who can’t blink as she joins forces with an ALS affected person. Blink‘s script by Kyle Lavore and Amy Fruchtman made Coverfly’s The Red List and Cinequest’s Top 50 Screenplay choice, with the venture most lately being awarded a $30,000 grant from The Jerome Foundation. Lavore will direct the movie, which is about to enter manufacturing early subsequent yr.
“I’m so proud to be launching Sultana Film. This has been a dream of mine for a few years and I imagine now could be the correct time,” stated Sultana. “I firmly imagine the world wants a multicultural catalog of movie; it’s essential to a society’s well being, as every tradition has its particular ingredient of knowledge.”
Splitting her time between New York City and Los Angeles, Sultana is a member of each BAFTA and the Producers Guild of America. She most lately produced the characteristic drama Sour Milk
Other notable movie credit embody Angelfish (TIFF Next Wave), Extra Innings (Winner, Best Feature, Manhattan Film Festival) and Interference (NBCUniversal Short Film Festival). Sultana’s tv credit embody AMC’s Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s and HBO Max’s Chillin Island.
Sultana was this yr awarded a $50,000 grant from Google and the PGA to supply her quick movie Haider, Texas, which screened on the 2022 Produced By Conference, the place she was additionally a visitor speaker. She was additionally part of the inaugural PGA Create Fellowship, which fosters the careers of minority movie producers — receiving mentorship there from producer Sarah Green (The Tree of Life, Loving).