The Interpreter

The Interpreter

A short film about an Afghan interpreter working for the US Military who is hunted by the Taliban while seeking asylum.

Feature length script in development.

 US. Army veteran/director Robert Ham, welcomes his interpreter Saifullah at the San Antonio Airport.

 US. Army veteran/director Robert Ham, welcomes his interpreter Saifullah at the San Antonio Airport.

L TO R: JENNA CAVELLE, WRITER/PRODUCER, MATT ZELLER, US ARMY VETERAN/CO-FOUNDER OF NO ONE LEFT BEHIND, JANIS SHINWARI, AFGHAN INTERPRETER/CO-FOUNDER OF NO ONE LEFT BEHIND, ROBERT HAM, US. ARMY VETERAN/DIRECTOR.

L TO R: JENNA CAVELLE, WRITER/PRODUCER, MATT ZELLER, US ARMY VETERAN/CO-FOUNDER OF NO ONE LEFT BEHIND, JANIS SHINWARI, AFGHAN INTERPRETER/CO-FOUNDER OF NO ONE LEFT BEHIND, ROBERT HAM, US. ARMY VETERAN/DIRECTOR.

PROJECT UPDATES:

FALL 2016: Production on the short proof of concept film is scheduled to begin in January 2017.

SPRING 2016: After a several years of struggling to get clearance to bring Afghan interpreter Saifullah to the United States, film director Robert Ham welcomed him to San Antonio last month. 

FALL 2015: In a recent trip to Washington D.C. the filmmakers began development interviews and secured the life rights to the stories of soldier, Matt Zeller and his Afghan interpreter, Janis Shinwari and are now in development on the feature film. The short proof of concept film has raised half its financing and is currently seeking a matching funder. 

PRESS:

NATIONAL REVIEW profiles USC MISC's "The Interpreter"

INTERPRET AMERICA: Interview with Emmy winning Director Robert Ham

We did it! "The Interpreter" Garners Minimum to Begin Production