NYC filmmaker & actor Sam’s next film, ‘The Interview from Hell’ delivering laughs in 2020

Sameeksha Katyal

Award-winning NYC filmmaker Sameeksha L. Katyal’s next short film ‘The Interview from Hell’ has been nominated in over 30film festivals and won 8 awards including, ‘Best Director’ and ‘Audience Choice Award’ at international film festivals in 2020.

The office comedy focuses on the experience of interacting with crazy and weird people we work with and wondering who hired them. The story evolves on the interview of Tom, the candidate, by a polite interviewee Eve. 

However, she realizes that this guy is a bit intense until he unleashes his passion about the coming disaster and scares her. 

Sam shared that the idea of the script struck her early this year, when she was working tirelessly on her finance job and had some interesting interactions. She shared it with her friend Michael, who wanted to put this into perspective from someone who was job hunting. 

The story was originally written as a script for a play which has now been adapted into a short film. The script was presented and has been very well received by the audiences at the National Writers Union in NYC and the Mystery Writers of America. 

The Director at Plays & Pizza says: “This crazy office comedy is sure to tickle your nerves, A Must Watch this pandemic.” 

The film title was told to have been workshopped tirelessly until she realized that a dialogue from Eve in the story best describes the film. The pandemic which then followed gave the title that interesting edge of how people are going through their own version of hell during these hard times. 

The short film was shot in March in New Jersey in a private office on a Saturday, and the post production took 2.5 months to complete. It will be released on multiple platforms in 2021. 

Katyal’s 2019 production ‘U&Me’ won the ‘Best Film in Drama’ and has been picked up for distribution by the BeBop Channel and will be available on RokuTV, Hulu, Vudu and Amazon TV.

To discover latest updates on the film, visit Sam’s official website www.sameekshalav.com or follow production developments on her on Facebook or Instagram @sameeksha.lav 

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