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General Hospital alum Ashton Arbab has co-written and co-produced Off My Shoulders, a new film short

The young actor is also a singer, songwriter, musician and dancer.

By Cheryl E PrestonPublished about a month ago 3 min read
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Ashton Arbab has a new project

Former General Hospital cast member Ashton Arbab is starring in a new film he co-wrote and co-directed with Michael Moroso titled Off My Shoulders. On Instagram he said the folllowing.

“Can’t put into words how proud of everyone I am from the crew to the cast to all of the people involved in making this vision come to life,” Arbab shared on Instagram with a series of behind-the-scenes photos and videos. “It has been a dream of mine to write a screenplay, put it on paper, gather a group of people who all believe in the project, and finally shoot it.

Arbab as Dev

On GH, Arbab portrayed Dev Cerci, a homeless teen whom Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) befriended in Turkey and brought to Port Charles. Dev fell for Sonny's stepdaughter Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) and later faked diary entries so that Cameron Webber (Will Lipton) would believe Joss did not enjoy their first kiss.

Dev later died from injuries when The Floating Rib blew up. Many fans were troubled that the writers had the character make such a wrong move to deceive Cam and then lost his life. Dev had such promise but Arbab has continued to work and is excited about his new film. He also had this to ay about his new project.

“Through a lot of rewrites and a lot of late nights, couldn’t have asked for a better dancing partner in this endeavor than my brother Michael Moroso,” he continued. “And to my longtime friend Jack Serkin for capturing this project with what myself and Michael had envisioned through the three months of writing and preproduction, thank you so much.”

Off My Shoulders preview

Off My Shoulders is a short film that stars Arbab as Elijah, who turns to drugs following the death of his brother. Moroso portrays a character named Fallen Angel who pushes Elijah towards a dark path. Josef Urban plays a counselor who tries to help save Elijah before it’s too late.

All about Ashton

Arbab is a singer, dancer, songwriter, and musician who was born on February 14, 2003. He grew up in Los Angeles, California, where he lived near Eden McCoy. They were friends before he joined General Hospital. For 3 years he performed in a Children's Theatre Black Box for Starlight Productions.

Ashton has recorded several songs "Blue Eyed Baby", "Love Bug", Spoil You" and "Time Machine" that are streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Sound Cloud and Youtube.

Additional credits for Ashton Arbab

The 21 year old has remained busy and his other projects include a lead role as Ali in "Fear The Walking Dead" which premiered on AMCin 2015. He starred in the 2024 Lionsgate's Family/Comedy feature film "Powder Pup." Ashton also starred in the Award Winning 2020 short film "LIT" and had a recurring role on Nickelodeons Mutt N' Stuff.

He portrayed Tommy in the Netflix Movie, "Baby's Sitters Guide To Monster Hunting" and was Jamie on Disney's "Raven's Home." Arbab also played Aaron on "Alexa and Katie" on Netflix and was Max Cooney on the ABC pilot "Most Likely To."

Off My Shoulders is coming soon

IDMb describes Off My Shoulders as A young boy trying to overcome the guilt of his brothers death while battling his new found addiction seeks help to try to overcome his inner conflict.

Ashton Arbib announced on Instagram on April 14, that his short film is coming soon. General Hospital fans of the actor should on the lookout for the actor to give updates on when and where you can watch his project.

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Cheryl E Preston

Cheryl is a widow who enjoys writing about current events, soap spoilers and baby boomer nostalgia. Tips are greatly appreciated.

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