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A Dreamer’s Nightmare


“A Dreamer’s Nightmare”

Genre: Immigration-thriller


A pro-life Dreamer has 48 hours to terminate her pregnancy or see her mother being deported by her immigration attorney—the Dreamer's future father-in-law.


YANA lives with her brother KADAN who freelances as a drug runner and her mother, ATIYA, who faces blindness after a gas attack in Syria. Yana’s secret love is ZAIN, STARK’s son. STARK is also Atiya’s immigration attorney, who delivers Yana the news that her mother is sentenced to deportation when Yana bumps into Dr. JILL and finds out that she is pregnant.

Through Jill’s research, Yana finds out that Atiya has a rare genetic defect that makes her unresponsive to pain. Jill offers Yana to get her whole family to Canada if Atiya joins a study to reproduce her rare gene defect. Yana reveals that she is pregnant to Stark, who threatens her, and demands that she aborts her pregnancy. Zain cannot help Yana because he is on the Mexican border with the National Guard. Stark presses Yana to do the abortion, and Yana does her best to keep her baby. The news of Zain’s death forces Stark into the offensive. ICE arrests Atiya and Yana must decide between her mother and her baby.

Crushed by his mother’s arrest, Kadan plans to poison the city’s water system when Yana, with the help of her friends, saves her family and unites with them and her newborn daughter at Zain’s grave.

Written by: Zvonko Leskovar,

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Writer: Zvonko Leskovar

Directed by: Lance Kawas


Directed by: 
Lance Kawas
Writing credits: 
Zvonko Leskovar
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