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A Good Dream


A psychological art-film about a girl in her 20s trying to find herself in New York City. When she suddenly finds herself haunted by a presence, she has trouble distinguishing fiction from reality and falls deeper into a world of her perceptions.


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Straight out of the mind of debut director Mahum Jamal, A Good Dream portrays a vision of a fantasy New York through the eyes of a daring, lonely, female poet. A Good Dream takes the viewer on the surreal journey of a young woman in her 20s, lost deep in her mind’s world. As the protagonist, Uma (Melany Bennett), dives deeper into the abstract narrative, the audience joins her in unravelling the imaginary from the film reality. This artistic, unique vision takes the viewer on a conceptual, intellectual journey in a coming of age story true to the new millennium. The film sets a precedent for more work to come from the 25-year-old, San-Francisco-based writer/director.  A Good Dream is a film for audiences with a wide imagination and a hunger for beautiful imagery.


Directed by: 
Mahum Jamal
Writing credits: 
Mahum Jamal
Melany Bennett, Karim Saleh, Victoria Atkin, Kayvon Zand
Produced by: 
Nikolai Metin, Alena Svyatova, Mahum Jamal
Music by: 
Cyril Hahn
Cinematography by: 
Oren Soffer
Film Editing by: 
Mahum Jamal & Nikolai Metin
Casting by: 
Adrienne Stern
Art Direction by: 
Lauren Nester & Knox White
Costume Design by: 
Aminah Haddad
Release Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
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