Highway to Dhampus

Highway to Dhampus is the first feature-length film shot almost entirely in Nepal by an American crew. The film features many of Nepal’s cultural highlights and will be the debut for a handful of Nepalese actors to an American audience. When Laxmi, headmistress of a small orphanage in Nepal, is visited by a rich socialite (London native, Rachel Hurd-Wood) attempting to fix her image through charitable acts, a chain of events is set in motion that affects everyone involved. Ajit, the western-savvy bush pilot, Colt, the American photojournalist and chaperone, and even Elizabeth, the spoiled British heiress, all discover their own reasons to ultimately change for the better. The story raises questions about our motives, international philanthropy and the sometimes unintended consequences when disparate worlds collide.