If You Stay

Coming of age meets coming to America in this moving and imaginative comedy about Iranian-born, American-bred Elham "Ellie" Amiri’s clash with identity, youth and sexual politics in New York City.

Roja Gashtili Roja Gashtili
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Roja Gashtili’s work was selected for Emerging Narratives at IFP’s Film Week and as a finalist for SFFS/Hearst’s Screenwriting Grant. She worked on the Oscar-nominated No End in... more»

Julia Lerman Julia Lerman
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Julia Lerman’s work has been selected as an Emerging Narrative at IFP’s Film Week and as a finalist for the SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant. Previously, she was an artist-in-resident at... more»

Additional Credits

Shelia Vand
ACTRESS

If You Stay is a funny, imaginative comedy that challenges preconceived notions of what it means to be a first generation American today.”

Genre: Scripted, Drama