Short film “The Shipment” is an absolute labor of love. [Tribeca Film Festival]

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The fact that this film was created is a notable achievement in itself. Director Bobby Bala made remarkable sacrifices of time, energy, and financial stability to even make the science fiction short, The Shipment, a reality. Fittingly, the story itself is one of sacrifice as well, following Kaiden Katar (Aleks Paunovic), a single father drifting through the cosmos with his daughter, Zohra Katar (Ishana Bala). After the death of his wife sometime earlier, Kaiden has been raising his daughter all on his ow, in the harsh environment of outer space. Faced with ever-dwindling resources and mechanical malfunctions on their space ship, Kaiden is forced into making a decision that will challenge the love of his daughter and his own core moral values.

1 L-R: Aleks Paunovic as Kaiden Katar and Ishana Bala as Zohra Katar from short film THE SHIPMENT. Production still from Naim Sutherland.

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