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Indian American Mukesh Modi-Directed/Produced Film ‘The Elevator’ Wins 3 Nominations at Standalone Film Fest

Indian American Mukesh Modi-Directed/Produced Film ‘The Elevator’ Wins 3 Nominations at Standalone Film Fest

“The Elevator,” a film written/produced/co-directed by Indian American filmmaker Mukesh Modi, will premiere at the Standalone Film Festival Aug. 7. (photo provided)

India-West Staff Reporter

Life is like an elevator: it’s always going up or down. A new film, written and produced by Indian American filmmaker Mukesh Modi and starring Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, seeks to show the unpredictability of life.

Directed by Modi and Jack Cook, the film, titled, “The Elevator,” will premiere Aug.7 at the Standalone Film Festival in Hollywood, Calif., where it has been nominated in three categories: ‘Best Film’; ‘Best Actor’; and ‘Best Director.’

The premiere will take place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

The film also stars Eugenia Kuzmina (“Bad Moms”), Matt Rife (“Wild ‘N Out”) Avery Ilardi (“A Wilderness of Error”) and Avery Morris “The Haven Project”).

The drama, based on true events, brings to life the story of a family that searches for answers after Roman Juniper (Roberts), a husband and father of three, doesn’t return from work on his daughter’s birthday.

Prior to “The Elevator,” Modi also directed and wrote the documentary called “The Vision” to inspire a sense of community.

“Even if you can help just one person, and the person who gets help will help others, this will create a chain of help and the whole world will become helpful to each other,” said Modi.

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