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"A charming Coming of Age Comedy, with a cross-cultural twist... a film that will leave audiences with a smile on their faces."
-Katarina Gligorijevic, Toronto Film Scene Blog
“Nashef has taken one of America’s most maligned cities as well as one of its most misrepresented populations and created 90 minutes of pure entertainment.”
-Vanessa Farquharson, The National Post
"Beautifully shot and superbly acted, this movie will definitely leave you smiling. I guarantee you will fall in love with every quirky, colourful character who visits this gas station."
-Kathleen Gilbert, Monday Magazine
"Leads EJ Assi and Nada Shouhayib are both tremendously charismatic..."
- Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine
"with Nashef’s natural humor and the film’s strong acting performances, there are several moments of comedic brilliance...the tender moments on screen mark Nashef as a director to watch"
-Ariston Anderson, Filmmaker Magazine
"it has interesting and unexpected rhythms both in its dialogue and situations, and believable chemistry between the romantic leads."
-Meredith Brody, Indiewire's Thomas on Hollywood
Between Detroit and Arab-America, Sami works behind the bulletproof glass of a 24-hour gas station with his cousin Mike. Inside this unique neighborhood, the station is more than just a pitstop for rolling papers and fake perfume, but a place where an infinite stream of spirited and often hilarious people flow through. When Najlah walks in, Sami's shift becomes anything but routine.
Made and cast in Detroit, the film stars first-time feature actors EJ Assi and Nada Shouhayib, along with Actor/Comedian Mike Batayeh (Breaking Bad, You Don't Mess with the Zohan), Mary Assel, Steven Soro, and Lebanese film and television Star Akram El-Ahmar.
Detroit Unleaded had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award and received overwhelmingly positive reviews from audiences and film critics alike.
In “Awful Nice,” the (nearly) lost art of physical comedy makes a roaring resurgence, courtesy of two belligerent brothers who tussle their way through their father’s funeral, argue all the way to Branson, Mo., and break more than they fix during an ill-fated home-improvement project. Compulsively funny cut-ups Alex Rennie and James Pumphrey play siblings Dave and Jim Brouillette in what has become an indie-comedy subgenre unto itself: the bros-on-the-road movie.
Peter Debruge, Variety
Two belligerent brothers who haven't seen each other in years are reunited for their father’s funeral (where they argue and tussle) and forced to travel (as they continue to argue and tussle) down to Branson Mo to redeem their inheritance: the family's lake home. Upon arriving, they find that the house is in terrible condition, and worse-yet, they'll have to fix it themselves before they can sell it and receive their money. What follows is a series of hilarious mishaps and costly misadventures where they break more than they fix but ultimately rebuild their strained relationship in the house they grew up in.
Repo! The Genetic Opera
In the year 2056 - the not so distant future - an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family's mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera.