Valediction (film)

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Valediction FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Dustin Kahia
Produced by Dustin Kahia
Lamar Sulaka
Written by Dustin Kahia
Starring Samuel Page
Eyal Podell
Italia Ricci
James Avery
Bonnie Bartlett
Fred Maromarco
Music by George Kallis
Cinematography Peter Borosh
Edited by Dustin Kahia
Release date
Running time
15 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Valediction is a narrative short film written and directed by Dustin Kahia. The film premiered at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival on April 28, 2014. [1] Valediction — which means the act of bidding farewell — follows the story of a grieving husband, played by Sam Page, who tries to find closure when his young wife suddenly dies (Italia Ricci). The film is stacked with an impressive cast which also includes James Avery (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Bonnie Bartlett (St. Elsewhere), and Eyal Podell. [2]

Valediction is Kahia’s second short film. His first short film, "Masterpieces," was shown at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival. [2]


Autumn McAlpin of the Orange County Register wrote, "The 15 minute film showcases beautiful cinematography and a proficient cast—with Podell and Ricci’s performances particularly good." [2] Bryan Thompson of CinemaBeach concurred with McAlpin's remarks about Kahia's film, "His film is wonderfully shot and beautifully acted, including fine talent as Sam Page and James Avery. [3] " Bask Magazine called the cast, "outstanding." [1]


NFFTY 2012


  1. ^ a b [1], "Newport Beach Film Festival: Spotlight on Valediction"
  2. ^ a b c [2], Newport Film Fest a foreground for young filmmakers to find their audience.
  3. ^ [3], "NBFF Shorts Programs to Feature Local Filmmakers"
  4. ^ [4], NFFTY 2012 Award Winners.

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