Cash for Gold

A short film about hope in English and Farsi starring Navid Negahban and Deborah Puette. Written by Deborah Puette. Directed by Robert Enriquez.

      OFFICIAL SELECTION:

   2013 Hollywood Film Festival

      2014 Florida Film Festival

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival

   2014 Hollyshorts Film Festival

   2014 Sunscreen Film Festival

 2014 Noor Iranian Film Festival

   2015 Pasadena FIlm Festival

 

When a desperate Grace (Deborah Puette) walks into the Queen of Persia Gold Emporium, all she wants is to get in and out with some badly needed cash and a shred of her dignity intact. Things do not look promising when she comes up against Ehsan (Navid Negahban), a man with troubles of his own who reluctantly works the store's counter under his father's controlling gaze and seems to be in no mood to help her. A parable for our times, Cash for Gold delicately examines the economic and ethnic tensions our country grapples with today through the lens of two unlikely allies and the split-second decision that will turn their brief encounter into something neither of them will ever forget.

(Total Running Time: 7:29)