» Beholden

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  • Anna, a struggling Brazilian immigrant, becomes an interpreter between her abusive boyfriend and three Russian thugs who are demanding their stolen money.

  • David Jibladze was born in the country of Georgia in the outskirts of Eastern Europe. Fleeing persecution during the country's civil war following the breakdown of the Soviet Union, David and his family were granted political asylum by the United States where he became a citizen in 2006. He received a B.A. in Film Studies and Economics from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and received an M.F.A. in Film Production from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film & Media Arts in Orange, California, last year. His thesis film, Beholden, recently won Best Student Film at the Holly Shorts Festival in Hollywood. David is currently directing a documentary on the crisis taking place in his home country of Georgia as well as working on a character-driven feature revolving around Georgia's civil war.
  • Holly Shorts Festival 2008
    Best Student Film

    Bend Film Festival 2009
    Audience Award: Best Supporting Actor

    Hollywood International Student Film Festival Year 2009
    Grand Jury Award

    • Director/Writer/Editor: David Jibladze
    • Producer/Writer: Ambyr Davis
    • Cinematographer: David Gibb
    • Production Designers: Brian Ollman & Joshua Stricklin
    • Sound Designer: Luke Gibleon
    • Nathalie Merchant: Anna
    • Ken Gamble: Tiago
    • Michael Khmourov: Igor
    • Adrian Vatsky: Bob
    • Radu Vlad: Walter
    • David Williams: Gabriel