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The Gene

A project in New York, NY by Cyrus Toulabi
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An NYU Senior Thesis Film about the aftermath of the discovery of the gay gene and those who seek to profit from it.
Backers: 127
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Funded: $7,110 of $6,500
Dates: Feb 4th -> Mar 6th (30 days)
Project By: Cyrus Toulabi
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Latest News

Q & A WITH CYRUS TOULABI FEATURED IN NYULOCAL

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
WRITER/DIRECTOR, CYRUS TOULABI, HAS BEEN FEATURED IN A NEW ARTICLE ON NYULOCAL!! IT FEATURES A Q & A WITH THE FILMMAKER. LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROJECT IN HIS OWN WORDS!  CHECK IT OUT AND SHARE! NYU LOCAL CATCHES UP WITH... (Read More)

CASTING DIRECTOR, ERICA PALGON, JOINS "THE GENE"

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
ERICA PALGON has joined the team behind “The Gene” as the casting director for the leads of the film. She is a casting director for union and nonunion actors. Her reputation and experience will attract some of New York’s best talent to bring... (Read More)

"THE GENE" FEATURED IN THE WASHINGTON SQUARE NEWS

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: THE GENE HAS BEEN FEATURED IN A NEW ARTICLE!! CHECK IT OUT AND SHARE! TISCH SENIOR EXPLORES SCIENCE OF HOMOSEXUALITY THROUGH FILMHere’s an excerpt: “Using the frame of a science drama as a platform for social commentary,... (Read More)

Director Cyrus Toulabi's Film "Passersby" Takes 2nd Place & Craft Award in NYU Festival

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
"Passersby" took home 2nd Place and Best Acting Ensemble in the NYU New Visions and Voices Intermediate Festival. His film screened as one of the Top 10 Finalists on Friday, receiving the honor at the end of the night. Check out the trailer to... (Read More)

WRITER/DIRECTOR CYRUS TOULABI FEATURED IN HOMETOWN PAPER

February 15th - via: kickstarter.com
WRITER/DIRECTOR, CYRUS TOULABI, HAS BEEN FEATURED IN A NEW ARTICLE IN HIS HOMETOWN!! CHECK IT OUT AND SHARE! Highland Park Native to Make Film About 'Gay Gene'Here’s an excerpt: “A Highland Park native and New York University undergraduate [Cyrus... (Read More)

Featured on DNAinfo.com

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Check out this great article by DNAinfo's Andrea Swalec about our film The Gene:  Discovery of 'Gay Gene' Imagined in NYU Student Film - DNAinfo.com New York  (Read More)

Kickstarter Launch

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sydney Stanback, tel (312) 371-8577Email: thegenefilm@gmail.com NYU Filmmaker, Cyrus Toulabi, Explores the Aftermath of the Discovery of the Gay Gene in his film The GeneNew York – February 5, 2013 - Cyrus Toulabi,... (Read More)

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