Desperate Endeavors

by LBYL Films
Desperate Endeavors

Director: Salim Khassa
Produced By: Salim Khassa
Country: United States
Running Time: 120 minutes
US Theatrical Release Date: September 7, 2012
Genre/Category: Drama Based on True Story

Synopsis:
DESPERATE ENDEAVORS relates the tale of personal struggle for a newly arrived Bombay immigrant amidst a new and crazy culture set in 1970’s NYC, Desperate Endeavors encompasses the trials, tears, joy and hopefulness of chasing the American Dream, never giving up, and finding out one’s true path and purpose in life. Starring legendary actor Gulshan Grover as a Spirit Master who assists protagonist “Ram Patel,” played by Ismail Bashey, the ensemble cast shines in creating the hurdles that Mr. Patel must both jump and smash into while pursuing his American Dream. Also starring is Hollywood tough-guy Michael Madsen, also Robert Clohessy, and actor Samrat Chakrabarti.

The Bottom Billion

by LBYL Films
The Bottom Billion

Directed by: Salim Khassa
Produced by: Salim Khassa & Don Henry
Associate Producer : Grameen Foundation
Written by: Don Henry & Salim Khassa
Cinematography: Lee R Heng & Salim Khassa
Visual Effects: DU ART STUDIO
Sound Mixing: DU ART STUDIO
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Production Year: 2013

Synopsis:
The hour-long documentary entitled THE BOTTOM BILLION explores the colossal worldwide economic crash in 2008 and features incisive and provocative interviews with key experts which yield a fresh perspective on the contributing causes. The global consequences were severe as the fifth anniversary of the Market crash make us all aware of the lingering “Great “Recession,” and it’s effect on local, world and each person’s own economical affairs. THE BOTTOM BILLION is a compelling and timely review which lead viewers to further questions such as… “ Can another crash happen?…and is it imminent? A can’t miss documentary, The BOTTOM BILLION focuses on the perspective of those most in need, and will be eye-opening for all viewers.

Chaos In Gotham The Uninvited Guest

by LBYL Films
Chaos In Gotham The Uninvited Guest

Director: Salim Khassa
Producer: Salim Khassa
Production Year: 2008
Running Time: 60 minutes
Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Two bumbling, clownish Middle-Eastern brothers-as-would-be terrorists arrive in NYC to wreak havoc and set-up shop in the apartment of their cousin, a law- abiding U.S. citizen who lives with his girlfriend, Brittany. Things turn strange & chaotic when the two angry brothers initiate their ill-conceived plan and a nosy landlord starts complaining. An underground network of spies surfaces which has more on its mind than just subduing “piggish American imperialists.” “ New-Millennium” environment and how that uncertainty plays on the minds of ordinary citizens ( viewers). These concerns have become ever-present in the daily lives of New Yorkers where the show is set. The serious events that unfold are fuel-to-the-fire for comical relief in this groundbreaking series. A vast array of nationalities in the ensemble cast create characters that evoke an intentional blindness as a defense mechanism which serves as a façade for Western society’s current enervated state of confusion. So much of what the public is concerned about in this world, from terrorist threats to prejudicial bias come to the fore in the one hour “Chaos in Gotham” pilot and subsequent twelve episodes.

Chaos In Gotham the Initiation of Jaina

by LBYL Films
Chaos In Gotham the Initiation of Jaina

Director: Salim Khassa
Producer: Salim Khassa
Production Year: 2009
Running Time:60 minutes
Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
The web of nefarious-minded radicals who are bent on destruction becomes strained, and a power-grab ensues as the network seeks to expand. But misfires and idiocy make for strange bedfellows, as the network grooms a young beautiful woman by brainwashing her to blow herself up. Gunfights, lust, kidnapping, violation of homeland security and more…all knit together to for the crazy quilt of….CHAOS IN GOTHAM!

Nighttime Eyes

by LBYL Films
Nighttime Eyes

Director: Salim Khassa
Writers: John Klein
Production Year: 2004
Running Time: 109 minutes
Genre: Action | Adventure

Synopsis:
A dramatic contemporary action adventure movie, seeing from the backseat of a cab in a major metropolitan city. Once the sun goes down , night light begins in earnest. When our cab driver Lester picks up a faire from the street. Engaging in a risk friendly conversation , Lester watches the road and he’s fair in the backseat. Suddenly, the fair pulls a 357 Magnum rubbing the cab driver, his cash , and all other pieces identity papers. Lester failed to report the incident to the police . couple days later a sharp detective named Andrew, puts the connection together with collected identity , clearly implicating Lester who is now a prime suspect. Accordingly Lester is compelled to find his criminal faire and clear his name.

Circle of Fear

by LBYL Films
Circle of Fear

Director: Salim Khassa
Produced By: Salim Khassa
Country: United States
Running Time: 120 minutes
Production Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary

Synopsis:
CIRCLE of FEAR : This compelling One-hour documentary
highlights the fears and changed dreams of New York City
citizens in a post “9/11” world. People from all-walks-of-life
deliver their problematic concerns about Safety, Media Bias
and improper government manipulation in a now-changed
decade after our nation and it’s largest city were attacked by
terrorists. Share their perspectives and insights as a pattern
emerges of determination, wisdom and perseverance from a
well-informed group of citizens who “See the Big Picture.”

Behaviour In The Cloud

Behaviour In The Cloud

Synopsis:
A dream –light a idyllic story with hypnotic  attraction , featuring Justice “ a beautiful young lady, Daemon or Angel ?  Blessed with super natural powers to do good or evil.  As we hop from cloud to cloud, personal experiences accumulate and people are either reworded or cursed  as Justice rewards or punishes various behaviors .
As the contrasting vignettes increases as we are drawn into an emotional flash point, a high energy conflict  and confrontation with a sudden and abrupt reality as “ Justice” wakes up from  her long slumber with soul –searing realization of moral responsibility.
“ Judge Not-lest thou be judged!!

Director : Salim Khassa

Producer : Salim Khassa

Line Producer : Michael Manziello

Running Time 76 Minutes

Starring :
Aki Wakajima …. Marry
Andress Alisill … The stranger

Allen Atha … Security Officer
NJeri Sam …. Mark
Fevan Deba …. Jessica

1st Cameraman : Chris Kelsey
2nd  Richard Enreguez

D.P Michael Manziello

Production Year: 2005

Ambiguity

by LBYL Films
Ambiguity

Director: Salim Khassa
Produced By: Salim Khassa
Country: United States
Running Time: 120 minutes
Production Year: 2009
Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
“Ambiguity” is the tragic story of suffering young girl Julie (Sherena Rupan) who lives with her stepfather, an evil, nasty old man played by Mark Henry Samuel. He makes Julie’s life miserable by his emotional mistreatment & jealousy. Her real father still exists & she doesn’t know it …so to find happiness she must escape and meet her destiny, finding the right people who can save her.

Crumbling Dreams

by LBYL Films
Crumbling Dreams

A dramatic and startling documentary revealing the terrifying effects of 1989 Earthquake in San Francisco, with detailed interviews and pictures portraying the horrifying damage and suffering inflicted by the lurch of the San Andreas fault and Mother Nature. Up-Close interviews with residents who share their courageous experiences and difficulty during the first shocking moments and then how they had to endure the aftermath, fires, crumbling structures, etc. Clearly, Mother-nature gets the upper hand but the human will is even stronger, as humans bond together in the worst situations to assist each other.

Produced & Directed By Salim Khassa
Running time :52 Minutes
Film Editor : Matt Levie & Salim Khassa
Co Producer : Kevin Okuhara

Revival of The Authentic Islam in San Francisco

by LBYL Films
Revival of The Authentic Islam in San Francisco

Synopsis:

A full feature length documentary of the Revival Authentic Islam in San Francisco ,  featuring cross culture interviews with men, women and children in day to day situation and circumstances living out by Muslim principals. A remarkably intimate portrayal eye-opening especially for individual unfamiliar with authentic Muslim culture. A definite Must see for those who want to be fully informed.

Runing Time : 90 Minutes
Produced by Soloman Gali
Directed BY Salim Khassa
Writer : Salim Khassa
Director of Photography ( DP ) Michael E Manziello
Sound : Alex P
Co – Producer : Ali Bouchabale
1st Cameraman : Peter Ramzi
2nd Cameraman :
Running time 90 minutes
Production year 19, 12, 2001

The Ride Reserved

by LBYL Films
The Ride Reserved

Synopsis :

Full feature length of the cabdriver in major urban city. The dramatic cross section of the 24 hour life engine of Metropolitan city, could not be captured any clearer then trough  the twenty four hour cycle in a cab driven by three individual on connective three 8 hours shifts .

Vibrant commerce is exhibited bursting through the typical bustle at major Airports morning arrivals.

Scouting fairs, our Driver must find his customer springing through the arrival’s gate.  He accelerate  and screeches to a stop right in front of his feature fair. All over the city key cab-rides on each shifts are explored in depth interviews with passengers alike.

 

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