Tryouts, a short film about Nayla, a Muslim American girl who wants to join her new high school’s cheerleading squad, is the work of filmmaker Susana Casares. Casares, born in Spain, educated in Germany, and currently completing her MFA at UCLA, has a strong visual style and delights in probing the unexpected corners of her narratives.
The Tryouts Team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for finishing funds. They’ve completed the movie, and now need to add music and titles, submit it to festivals and try to get distribution. They need to raise $10,000 by September 24, 2012. Watch their video below, then go to their Kickstarter page and help this team cross the finish line!