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The Garden
We specialize in (conscious) creative concepts, multidisciplinary graphic design, and photo and film production, for both commercial and artistic projects. Welcome to our joyful renaissance.
Portland, Oregon
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Unlock Beauty
We are the (globally conscious) creative studio,
artistic practice, and design shop of Ali Godil.
House of Gül
Beauty is the bridge between
the world of formless and form.
Ethics + Aesthetics
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Unlock Beauty
We are the (globally conscious) creative studio,
artistic practice, and design shop of Ali Godil.
House of Gül
Beauty is the bridge between
the world of formless and form.
Ethics + Aesthetics
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Adobe Foundation

Americanistan

Americanistan is the debut short film from Artist, Designer, and Director, Ali Godil. This is a true story about his parents getting an arranged marriage, moving to the US and going on their first date. With this film he wanted to increase the aperture of what it means to be "American". Juxtaposing the American dream from abroad versus the American reality while living here. When faced with such great sacrifice and courage as moving to another country and giving your life to a stranger, what do you choose to hold onto or give up?

It follows a rich girl from Pakistan must adjust to lower class American life after getting an arranged marriage. After leaving her family, Iman sacrifices everything by coming to America.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Brooklyn Film Festival
Oregon Short Film Festival (Best Director)
Tasveer Film Festival
Cine/Seen Film Festival
Jamyat Film Festival

She is forced to confront new expectations from her husband, Salim, and struggle with the roles and dynamics of what life is really like in the land of opportunity versus the fantasy in her head.Shot on location in Portland, Oregon.

WRITER & DIRECTOR

Ali Godil


PRODUCER

Fran Bittakis


ACTRESS

Esha More


ACTOR

Ricki Bhullar


DP

Chris Buchal


GAFFER

Logan Reynolds


1ST AC

Hayden Spencer


HMU

Stormy Brady
Alaina Armstrong


SOUND MIXER

Betty Alcaraz


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Mohammad Gorjestani

EDITOR

Ashley Rodholm


2nd AC

Miguel Acuna


PA

Roisin Connolly
Marshall Peak
Seemab Hussaini
Saren Oliver


SOUND DESIGN

Chris Konovaliv


COLOR

Mark Sanna


COLOR PRODUCER

Will Mok
Laura Noonan


TITLE DESIGN

Enric Perez
Ali Godil


ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Genevieve Diaz

Creative Concept
Creative Direction
Screenplay
Film Production