Director: Kiran Rai
“Kirpa” is a short film about a 23-year-old art student struggling to fulfill the wishes of her parents while pursuing her dreams of becoming an artist. A lack of communication between her and her father makes home life difficult. They both love and want the best for each other, but don’t know how to communicate this without creating further misunderstandings. A healthy relationship is all Kirpa wishes to have with her father, and that is everything he dreamed of since immigrating to Canada and driving a taxi to support the family. But where did it all go wrong? How can she repair one of the most important relationships a young woman has in her life?
This short features all local talent. From the clothing, to the art and music, we have worked to give homegrown talent a platform to share their work in a manner that is both meaningful and empowering.
KayRay: Kiran Rai, also goes by her pseudonym KayRay, is an upcoming director, actress, model, dancer, youtube vlogger and community activist. She has worked with countless local and international artists and organizations on various projects including music and promotional videos. While training at Toronto Film School for Acting in Theatre, Film and Television, she worked with local artists in the GTA to come up with the concept of ‘Kirpa’. As KayRay’s debut short film, ‘Kirpa’ has taken off by storm with premieres and screenings happening in Toronto, Vancouver, the U.K and California. She hopes to create more content that is relatable to the Panjabi/South Asian diaspora and connect artists to build a bigger platform for her community.
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