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Colin’s history of Arab in America: The Short (Part Two)

// April 7th, 2009 // No Comments » // Making Arab

Let’s pick up where we left off…

This is Colin.

This is Colin.

“Tell me about that idea you had again.” I say to Nabil as we walk to the Motel.

“Well, it’s about an Arab-American guy who can’t get a job, and it’s about his struggle to make it.”

I was a little interested at this point, but still in a bad mood, owing to the fact that we were going to be stuck in Florida for the night. So, Nabil and I made it to the Motel. We checked into our tiny, smelly room with rock hard beds and fornication stained sheets. Glamorous to say the least. And that night we had the first creative meeting about the short “Arab in America.” I don’t know what exactly we spoke of, or what specific idea’s were thrown around that night… but one can surmise that a work of genius was being created in that stifling motel room.

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Colin’s history of Arab in America: The Short (Part One)

// November 21st, 2008 // 3 Comments » // Making Arab

This is Colin.

This is Colin.

I remember the day Nabil pitched Assassinate George to me. Much like Tim Bryan, I didn’t care for the idea that much. I didn’t go so far as to say it was a “Dumb Fan-Film” but I wasn’t on board. “It’s a funny concept Nabil, but I don’t know. You should make something else.”

“Why make something else? This is a great idea! Two friends driving across the country to kill George Lucas! It’s great!”

Well, needless to say – but I’ll say it anyway – Assassinate George was never made.

So Nabil went back to thinking about new ideas. I went home to Rhode Island and began thinking about new things as well. I wanted to make a short based on Macbeth, but in modern times and revolving around a mob family. I had a script written and everything! Well that script had too much prose and descriptive paragraphs that would take up half the page. Nabil didn’t much care for the idea either. (It’s just because he thinks Macbeth is Shakespeare’s worst play. But we all know that his worst is Much Ado About Nothing.) But I digress.

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Just when you think something is dead…

// November 19th, 2008 // 2 Comments » // Making Arab

This is Colin.

This is Colin.

This is Colin Ferri writing, co-writer/producer of the Arab in America short, and co-writer of the Arab in America feature.

Out of the small creative team behind Arab in America I am currently the only one living in LA. I moved here a little over a year ago, and I’m living with an old high school friend. When I arrived, I was excited about being the front man of the crew, pitching the script to the Hollywood bigwigs, then relaying the info back to Nabil and Tom in Georgia.  Oh, how that all changed when I arrived.

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