Osmosis Films

The Creators

To honor the creatives who live and work in New York City, Osmosis Films decided to produce a series of short documentaries profiling interesting New Yorkers, each working in a different professional creative or artistic discipline. Each spotlight was shot in a single day and highlights the unique journeys and perspectives of individuals.

The Artist & Her Dealer

This film delves into the life of Mike Egan, a New York City art gallerist and dealer, and the work of one of the artists, Andra Urstua, who he represents.

Osmosis spent a day filming interviews with Mike and Andra, among the spectral glass bottle sculptures in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

The resulting 4-minute film is ultimately a meditation on the relationship between art and capitalism, set against the backdrop of the glittering New York City skyline.

A Chef Finds Her Place

The film tracks Chef Nasim Alikhani’s lifelong passion for cooking and her twenty-five-year journey to the opening of Sofreh.

We spent a day with Chef Nasim Alikhani, owner of Sofreh, learning about her life – as an immigrant to New York City from war-torn Iran, to entrepreneur, mother, and most recently, restauranteur. Despite becoming a successful businesswoman and raising two children at the same time, Nasim couldn’t ignore the desire she had to share her love of Persian cuisine and hospitality.

Opening a restaurant later in life is no small decision, but with the determination to feed her soul and her community, Nasim persevered and built a beautiful tribute to her heritage.

To me, this is an extension of everything I have done in my life. Except I have a purpose now that maybe I didn't have when I was younger.
—Chef Nasim Alikhani

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