A Westside High School grad is making a name for himself in Hollywood, where his new film is set to premiere. In addition to Los Angeles, the movie will open in New York City, and Omaha.
Director and co-writer James E. Duff grew up in Omaha. He is the son of Dr. Wally Duff and Ann Stinson.
Better known as Jimmy, Duff and his wife, Julia Morrison, shot the film "Hank and Asha" in Prague and New York City. According to the film's website, its about "... an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters - two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, HANK AND ASHA is a film about identity, longing, and the irresistible appeal of entertaining life's what-ifs."
Hank and Asha will open first in New York City on April 11, followed by Los Angeles on April 18, and then in Omaha, at Film Streams, on May 9.