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RYLEE, a mixed-race teen descends into drug addiction while struggling with her difficult childhood. After entering treatment at a rehab facility, working through issues of identity both physical and emotional, Rylee learns recovery is a life-long process that holds no guarantees. My film titled RESET follows the story of addition and recovery through the eyes of a mixed race, South-Asian/Black teen. It's a personal story of my daughter and her struggle with mental health issues, body image, addiction into recovery and also centers on the challenges of being a mixed race female from a traditional South Asian heritage. Growing up in a tight knit community talking about depression, addiction was taboo, and still is. Talking about depression, body image, self-harming, identity for women of color is equally challenging. We hope RESET helps break the silence and encourage a dialogue about these issues.


Camille Bright, Nandini Minocha, Nicola Lambo, Rajeev Chiibber, Lindsey Haun, Walter Cox, Russell Andrews

Director :Ms. Arun K. Vir Language :English Country :United
Producer :Ms. Arun K. Vir, Lance Dickinson Editor :Kenny Dodson Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer :Faroukh Mistry Year :2016 Duration:30 Mins


Director Name

Ms. Arun K. Vir

Director Biography

Indian born, British bred, award-winning American writer, producer and director, Arun began her love affair with filmmaking in London at a young age, coordinating documentaries and news magazine programs for British television. In the U.S., Arun’s screenplay THE LAST WEEKEND earned her the prestigious “Directing Workshop for Women Award” sponsored by the American Film Institute and Gale Anne Hurd and was Arun’s first short film, which starred Suzanne Douglas (“Parenthood”). “The Last Weekend” won “Best Short” at the Pan African Film Festival; Emerging Artist at the Kodak sponsored National Black Programming Consortium Festival. In 2002, Vir was named one of HBO’s “Women to Watch”. In 2008, she completed her film, UNFINISHED, a drama about a young South Asian-American woman who is forced to reconcile her relationship with her estranged father. As a producer, her credits include the cop thriller feature “The Bull’s Night Out,” “BB Gun” (Showtime Networks), and the reality series, “Romancing the Joan,” with the legendary comedian, Joan Rivers. Her latest film RESET, exploring addiction and recovery has screen worldwide, being nominated for the Academy Africa Movie Awards in Lagos, Nigeria, Winner of the Programmers Award, The Pan African Film Festival, and Founders Choice Award at the International Black Film Festival Nashville. Arun lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Willie Dawkins, and their two children.  

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