"When the world fucks you, you fuck it right back"
- SHIRA ROSE LOEWENSTEIN
WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?
"FRAUD IS A JAGGED LITTLE THRILL"
"While [FRAUD] is, on one level, a sleek caper short film, it is infused with such longing and romanticism unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. A lot of stories revolving trans characters don’t have the guts to go into the anxiety that individuals face when a romantic plot is introduced, but Shira Rose is allowed to feel sexy in her own skin. That right there is no fraud. That is so honest and beautifully handled."
-JOEY MOSER, AWARDS DAILY
"A TRANS ROCKER GIRL, GETTING BY ON PETTY CREDIT CARD FRAUD, QUESTIONS WHO SHE WANTS TO BE WHEN HER LATEST TARGET SURPRISES HER WITH AN UNFORESEEN PROPOSITION."
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
DANA ALIYA LEVINSON
AS SHIRA ROSE LOEWENSTEIN
Dana Aliya Levinson (they/she) is an actor, writer, and musician.
Favorite acting credits, television: Toni Rykener in American Gods (Starz), Sadie Lipton in The Good Fight (CBS All Access), film: Hazel in Adam (dir. Rhys Ernst, Sundance, 2019), Jess in The Dress You Have On (dir. Courtney Hope Thérond, OutFest 2018), theatre: Grace in the world premiere of Ballast (Diversionary Theater, San Diego). Dana's visual album, FALLING, directed by Zen Pace and supported by One Billion Rising, premiered with PAPER magazine. You can catch Dana in the upcoming film, The Gray Man, directed by the Russo Brothers and starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.
Dana has also written extensively about trans issues for publications such as The Huffington Post, Nylon, and Women's Health. Dana was a Dramatists Guild Fellow, the runner up for the inaugural Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, and their TV pilot script was a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab. Dana is a proud member of the Buchwald Family where she is represented across the board.
AS ANDRÉ DJAWADI
Babak Tafti was most recently seen in the recurring role of “Eduard” on Season 2 of Succession. He starred opposite Haley Bennett in the independent feature Swallow, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Recent recurring and guest star credits include The Equalizer, Ramy, Bull, Legacies, Murphy Brown, New Amsterdam, Quantico and Instinct. Other TV credits include Elementary, Orange Is The New Black, Nurse Jackie, Blue Bloods and Crash. He played a supporting role in the hit podcast Homecoming.
He received outstanding reviews for his role as “Cassio” in The Public Theater’s production of Othello at Shakespeare in the Park. Other recent stage credits include Against The Hillside at EST; The Profane for Playwrights’ Horizons; and Small Mouth Sounds for Ars Nova and the Signature Theatre, directed by Rachel Chavkin.
Babak will next be seen in the upcoming Showtime drama Super Pumped.