Royal Kill Teases
the Audience in Hollywood
By Anila Ali
to Right: Babar Ahmed, Consul General Syed Ibne Abbas
and Anila Ali
The 15-minute preview
of Royal Kill left the audience pining for more. The premiere
took place in the heart of Hollywood at the Cinespace Theatre
on May 3. Consul General Syed Ibne Abbass, attended the event.
BBC, LA Times, 97.1 FM, and Pakistan Link were there to cover
this exciting event.
The director of the movie, Royal Kill, Babar Ahmed,
is a very talented and award-winning director of Pakistani
origin. Being a graduate of Cambridge University and The New
York Film Academy, Babar has gained respect and recognition
in a very short span of time. He began his career with a feature
film, Genius (2003 which received three internmational awards
and was released in America on video. Many news stations,
such as the BBC World, NBC 4, and Channel 9 WUSA, have covered
his achievements in movie.
Royal Kill is his newest action-packed psychological
thriller. It stars Academy Award nominee
Pat Morita, from the Karate Kid; Academy Award nominee Eric
Roberts, brother of Julia Roberts; Gail Kim, and the teenage
sensation, Lalaine, from the Disney show, Lizzie Maguire.
The event was attended by many other celebrities from Hollywood.
Kaysar Ridha of Big Brother fame was in attendance, surrounded
by his admiring fans. Alexander Wraith, a young upcoming star
in Royal Kill was mingling with the audience and expressing
his excitement about his latest venture, Royal Kill. The head
of International Sales for Showcase Entertainment, the head
of Acquisitions for Showcase Entertainment, Neil Schulman
(Director of Lady Magdalene's) was present to fascinate the
guests with his accomplishments. Lalaine's manager Gary Stamler,
agent Nancy Sefton, and management associate Colleen Buchanan,
were all awaiting the princess’s arrival. Lalaine plays
the young and vibrant princess in Royal Kill.
actors with the producer
Once all the celebrities’
had arrived they took center stage and the proceedings began.
The president of the New York Film Academy, Jean Sherlock
introduced Babar Ahmed with glowing accolades. The first fifteen
minutes of the movie were shown and then the director and
actors were called on stage to answer questions.
Lalaine praised Babar’s leadership and openness to ideas
put forth by the cast. “Babar was always willing to
listen to our input,” thought Lalaine. The stars and
the director answered many enthusiastic questions. After which,
the hosts from 97.1 FM and the New York Film Academy thanked
the audience and concluded the event. “We love you for
showing us 15 minutes but we hate you for not showing us the
rest of the movie!” exclaimed the host.
You can check the website for photos and video footage of
the event: www.royalkill.com