HEAR MY DEAD FRIENDS
"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Hamlet
"Life is the sum of all your choices" - Albert Camus
"Like children we spill the salt, and then we spill it again" - Rumi
"Tell me the company you keep and I’ll tell you who you are" - Cervantes
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you have to go with someone” - African proverb
I will take to the grave only the sorrow of an unfinished song" -Nazim Hikmet
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“FINDING MY FATHER”
short-length documentary, 2020
(in post-production, funded by the Canadian Arts Council)
Logline: An Iranian refugee flies in to Toronto to witness his son’s (me, filmmaker) community installation for an all-night arts festival in Toronto. The experience is a reminder of their shared, but forgotten history and the tensions they face between traditions of their homeland, Iran and of their home in Canada.
"LIGHT, FORM & THE STAGE"
Series of projection mapping workshops geared for live theatre,
DATE: ongoing; next up: Dubai, UAE (Dec 2019)
feature film, 2020
(in development, funding pending)
Logline: reality and the virtual blur as an artist prepares to meet an unexpected guest at the most ambitious installation of his career yet.
Premise: one must be weary when gazing into the abyss for slowly but surely it can overtake your entire life transforming you to that which you've most feared.
Synopsis: Magi is a world-renowned artist and tech genius that has always felt disconnected from society with little interest in people around him. except for the artwork - that is until he hears that his estranged mother will be attending his upcoming installation...Tormented by reality-distorting hallucinations enhanced by cybernetic implants, Magi is set on the path to self-destruction when reality is blurred with his virtual creations. His personal assistant, Sana is the only one that he truly cares for, but she too is pushed away. On the road to redemption, interrogated by his dark past, Magi must be cautious when gazing into the abyss for slowly it can overtake his entire life, transforming him to that which he's most feared.