Podcasting Them Softly was honored to chat with Sean Mullin, the writer and director of this year’s independent romance AMIRA & SAM. The film is a charming romantic dramedy that’s set in New York, and focuses on an Iraq-war vet named Sam (Martin Starr), and how Sam meets the charming Amira (Dina Shihabi), an illegal immigrant from Iraq who happens to be the niece of his wartime translator. Before you can say “meet-cute,” the two of them form an unlikely friendship which quickly blossoms into a romance, which the leads them both down some unexpected emotional paths. After screening on the festival circuit, Drafthouse Films nabbed the distribution rights, and after a limited theatrical release earlier this year, the film is streaming on Amazon and will be available for Prime members July 5th, is now available for purchase on DVD, available on disc via Netflix, and through various On Demand platforms. It’s one of those short and sweet little films that never overstays its welcome and tells an emotionally pointed story with excellent characters. Check it out!