'cash for gold' launches kickstarter campaign

Deb and Navid Negahban co-star in "Cash for Gold"

**UPDATE: After just the first five days of our 17 day campaign, we hit our initial funding goal! I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of interest and support this story has received. We continue to get new backers every day and will complete the campaign as planned on October 25th. You can see it all right HERE.

The short film I wrote and am currently in pre-production on is entitled Cash for Gold. Here's the story in a nutshell:

When Grace walks into the Queen of Persia Gold Emporium, all she wants is to get in and out with some desperately needed cash and a shred of her dignity intact. Things do not look promising when she comes up against Ehsan, an Iranian-American man with troubles of his own who works the store's counter under his controlling father's gaze. But does she really see what's going on? "Cash for Gold" examines the current economic and ethnic tensions our country grapples with today, and the good that can happen when we look beyond our prejudices and really see each other.

We've assembled a terrific creative team that includes my co-star Navid Negahban (pictured above) who you might recognize from his starring role as Abu Nazir in Showtime's "Homeland." I'm so excited to bring this story to life with him.

You can watch our director, Robert Enriquez, being a VERY GOOD SPORT in the video above or on our Kickstarter page where you can also read a lot more about this exciting project and contribute! Join us in telling a story about the possibility for good in the world. Thank you!