The air is brimming with energy and excitement at Bodhicitta Works’ cosy headquarters in Karachi. Everyone, from the assistant director to the producers, it seems, is basking in the glory attributed to their film Lamha (Seedlings) being selected to be screened at the New York City International Film Festival this month. That the film is one out of 20 chosen to be screened in their entirety at the festival, out of 2,000 initial entries and 178 shortlisted ones, justifies the enthusiasm. “It’s a huge honour and we still wonder how we managed to produce this film,” says producer Meher Jaffri. Summer Nicks, an Australian child-actor-turned-scriptwriter, singer/songwriter and film-maker who wrote the screenplay, is also co-producer, agrees this is an unexpected achievement.