Rahel T Yohannes

Artist = Actor – Writer – Producer – Director



This short is currently in 30 international festivals, 24 of those in india.


A surreal wedding dance rehearsal starts as a fun filled affair, it then tests the bride and groom’s patience, will they be able to move past this?



An exploration of the term Deva meaning god, heavenly supernatural being as seen through the relationship between a mixed race black and indian couple Dev and Sarah displaying the rhythmic flow of reality and dream states.  The idea of Sarah being with her divine life partner seen through reality and dreamlike states as shown through a surreal pre wedding dance rehearsal.

Sarah,  an impulsive mixed race bollywood obsessed actress and Dev,  her  sensitive indian poet/musician fiance are to be married in a month’s time .  Sarah is giddy with excitement  as they’re having their first  pre wedding dance rehearsal at a dance studio.

Their passionate indian dance instructor is a man of few words , instructing them by shouting through a loudspeaker.  Dev is slightly irritated by the instructor’s closeness to Sarah when he grabs Sarah to show Dev a dance move.

Sarah’s parents turn up at the rehearsal  show up at the rehearsal.

Seven days later Sarah and Dev have another rehearsal, tensions are running high, Dev is not as committed to the dance.  Sarah gets flustered and storms out of the studio.