Member of Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television     

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Member of The Iranian Alliance Motion Picture Guilds (khaneh cinema)

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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (Film Production)                                                 York University (Toronto, Canada)

M.F.A PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH:

Making a feature-length film entitled ‘Naked Til Night’ based on Rumi’s mystical Eastern philosophy.

2006-2009
Post-Graduate Diploma (Digital Post-Productio) Sheridan College (Oakville, Canada) 2004-2005

 

PUBLICATIONS

As Author: ·         Ten Protest Filmmakers

ISBN: 978-600-246-029-5

In 10 Volumes (Aki Kaurismaki, Arthur Penn, Costa Gavras, Gillo Pontecorvo, John Cassavetess, Ken Loach, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sam Peckinpah, Spike Lee, Yilmaz Guney). Sepad Publishing House

2011
·         A Very Precise Man’s Dog Day

ISBN: 978-600-6955-79-7

Short Stories Collection. Shorafarin Publishing House. www.shorafarin.com

2013
·         Apocalyptic Cinema

ISBN: 978-600-6955-64-3

Shorafarin Publishing House. www.shorafarin.com

2014
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  • Tarchovsky

ISBN: 978-964-191-503-4

Novel. Morvarid Publishing House. www.morvarid.com

  • Espictolamasouses

ISBN: 978-600-7063-76-7

Novel. Art & Psychology Publishing House. www.ravanhonar.com

The Protest Cinema. Under print.  Akhtaran Publishing House.

2018
As Translator: ·         Sam Peckinpah Interviews (Kevin J. Hayes)

ISBN: 978-600-278-058-4

Translation. Goghnoos ublishing House- www.qoqnoos.com

2012
·         Arthur Penn Interviews (Michael Chaiken & Paul Cronin)

ISBN: 978-600-6955-78-0

Translation. Shorafarin Publishing House. www.shorafarin.com

2015
·         Hitchcock on Hitchcock (Sidney Gottlieb)

ISBN: 978-600-391-280-9

Translation. Goghnoos Publishing House. www.qoqnoos.com

2016
·         Melodrama: Genre, Style, Sensibility (John Mercer & Martin Shingler)

ISBN: 978-600-8055-39-6

Translation. Shorafarin Publishing House.www.shorafarin.com

·         Jacques Derrida: Learning To Live Finally (Jean Birnbaum). Under print

·         Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview (Richard Burgin). Under print.

·         Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview (Tom McCartan). Under print

·         Ernest Hemingway: The Last Interview (George Plimpton & …). Under print

2018

WORK EXPERIENCE

SHAHINFILMS ( Post-Production house)

Job Title: Founder & Director

2004 – present

Responsible for providing professional consultations and services in picture/audio editing & sound designing.

Selected works:

  • A Song to Sing, A love Affair with Gilbert & Sullivan

A documentary directed by acclaimed Canadian director, Don Shebib for Bravo TV Channel in 2006 (Toronto, Canada).

  • Collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

As media director in UNHCR Toronto Convention (2004) & Montreal Convention (2006)

 

Shahinfilms-Drama-Workshops

Job Title: Founder & Director

2007 – present

An open research, practice, and teaching platform for alternative dramatic approach & narratology in cinema and theatre.

Selected works:

  • Car Stories. An improvisational and experimental street performance created by Donovan King in Montreal which was adapted & performed by Shahinfilms-Drama-Workshops in 2015 (Tehran, Artists’ House)
  • Naked Til Night. A feature length fiction film (2010)

 

First Take International Student Film Festival

Job Title: Member of Jury Committee

2006-2007

 

York University

Job Title: Teaching Assistant

2006-2010
  • Assisting Professor Ali Kazemi in Cinematography courses. Consulting and teaching students how to use Arri SR -2 & SR-3 16mm cameras. Responsible for students’ camera proficiency tests.
  • Assisting Professor Steve Sanguedolce in Audio courses. Consulting and solving student’s problems with their assignments. Responsible for students’ final exam.

 

Art University of Isfahan & Soureh University

Job Title: Lecturer in Film Studies & Film Production

2011-present
  • Teaching courses in Film Directing, Sociology of Cinema, Aesthetics of Editing & Photography.

 

AWARDS & HONORS

NOMINATION FOR THE BEST FEATURE FICTION FILM
  • For “Naked Til Night” at Falstaff International Film Festival / UK 2009
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • Fuji Film Canada. Sheridan College. 2004-2005 Academic year.
  • Soureh University. For the best photography. March 1997
HONOR AWARD
  • Honor Award in animated film section from the 3rd National Student Short Film Festival for “ My Sweet Beast”, Tehran, 1999.
  • Nominated for the best animation from the 16th International Short Film Festival of Youth Cinema, Tehran, 1999
  • Honors/Nominated for the best film & script from 4th Short Film Festival of Youth Cinema for “The Language”, Tehran, 1995.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY & SCREENINGS

Naked Til Night 75 min- 35mm/HD- Fiction

As: Writer, Director, Editor, Producer

Screened at Falstaff International Film Festival / England 2009

And nominated for the best International Feature Fiction Film

Screened at 30th Fajr International Film Festival/ Iran 2010

2009-2010
Red 10 min- 16 mm- Experimental/Fiction

As: Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer.

Screened at Camera Bar/Toronto

2009
The Gray Sky 10 min-DV –Experimental

As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.

Student film. Screened at Sheridan College

2005
Street Talks 50min-DV –Documentary

As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer

Screened at various social meetings in Toronto

2004
Tehran Still is The Capital of Iran 20min-Video-documentary

As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.

Independent film.

Screened at various Universities and galleries as a guest artist.

2000
Thesis 6min-16mm-Fiction

As: Director, Producer. Co-Writer

Final project for obtaining bachelor degree.

1999
My Sweet Beast 6min-16mm-Animation

As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer,

Screened at the Film Centre of Iran

Screened at the 3rd National Student Short Film Festival for Tehran, 1999 and received Honour Award.

Screened at the 16th International Short Film Festival of Youth Tehran, 1999. And nominated for the best animation.

1998
The Language  11min-Video-Fiction

As: Writer, Director, Editor, Producer.

Screened at 4th Short Film Festival of Youth Cinema of Iran, 1995, and Nominated for the best film and script.

Screened at the 5th Chilean International Short Film Festival, 1997 

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SELECTED WORKS OF DRAMATURGY

Car stories An experimental performance. Artists’ House. Tehran, Iran 2015
A Deconstructor Wolf Sangelaj Theatre. Tehran, Iran 2014
The Very Last Tape Based on Samuel Becket’s play. York University. Toronto, Canada 2007
Titanic City Theatre of Tehran 1999
Bazi Nameh City Theatre of Tehran 1995

 

 

 

DRAMATURGY

* 11 Play on professional stages in Iran & Canada as Writer, Director, and Actor.  Since 1989

* Co-founder of  “Marefat Theatre Group” in 1993

CINEMA

* 11 Short Films produced in Iran & Canada as Writer, Director, Editor, and Producer. Since   1988

* 1 Feature Fiction Film produced in Canada as Writer, Director, Editor and Producer in 2009 – 2010

PHOTOGRAPHY

Participating in several public and solo photo exhibits in Iran, Europe, and Canada. Since 1989

PUBLICATION

“ Sam Peckinpah Interviews” by Kevin J. Hayes – Translating to Persian. Ghoghnos Publications. www.qoqnoos.ir ISBN 978-600-278-058-4

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“Ten Protest Filmmakers” – Author – In 10 volumes – Sepand Publication. ISBN 978-600-246-016-5

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“A Very Precise Man’s Dog Day” – Author – Short Stories – Shorafarin Publication. www.shorafarin.com.  ISBN 978-600-93568-4-3

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“ Arthur Penn Interviews” by Michael Chaiken & Paul Cronin – Translating to Persian. Shourafarin Publications. www.shorafarin.com. ISBN 978-600-6955-78-0

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“ Apocalyptic Cinema” “ – Author – Shorafarin Publication. www.shorafarin.com.

ISBN 978-600-6955-64-3

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“Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 2″ by Sidney Gottlieb – Translating to Persian. Ghoghnos Publications. www.qoqnoos.ir.  ISBN 978-600-391-280-9

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Espictolamasouses

ISBN: 978-600-7063-76-7

Novel. Art & Psychology Publishing House. www.ravanhonar.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarchovsky

ISBN: 978-964-191-503-4

Novel. Morvarid Publishing House. www.morvarid.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILM EDITING

2010                “Naked Til Night” 78 min- 35mm/HD – Fiction

2009                “Red” 10 min- 16 mm- Alternative /Fiction

2007                “The Bitter Pill” 20 min- 16mm- Fiction

2006                “Coffee & Interrogation” 4min- Digital- Experimental

2006                “That’s It” 1:47 min- Digital- Experimental

2005                “Land of Broken Lives” 30 min- 35mm- Fiction

2005                “ Scios Deus” 7 min- 16mm- Fiction

2005                “ Refuge World Day” 30 min- Digital- Documentary

2005                “Seussical” 60 min- Digital- Musical

2005                “ The Gray Sky” 10 min- Digital- Experimental

2004                “ Unreal is Right” 8 min- 16mm & Digi Beta- Fiction

2004                “ A Film by Nobody” 9 min- Digital- Documentary

2003                “ Street Talks” 50 min- Digital- Documentary

2000                 “Tehran Still is Capital of Iran” 20min-Video- Documentary

1998                 “My Lovely Monster” 6min-16mm-Animation

1995                 “Winston” 6min-Video- Experimental

1994                 “The Language” 11min-Video-Fiction

1993                 “From Soltanchaman…” 28min-Video-Documentary

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2009 – 2010

“Naked Til Night” 78 min- 35mm /HD- Fiction
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Producer
*Screened at Falstaff International Film Festival / England 2009
And nominated for the best International Feature Fiction Film
*Screened at 30th Fajr International Film Festival / Iran 2010
*Several public screenings                                                                                                 *Screened at a couple of Universities and galleries as
Guest artist

2009

“Red” 10 min- 16 mm- Alternative /Fiction
As” Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer.
*Screened at Camera Bar Cinema / Toronto

2007

“Coffee & Interrogation” 4 min – Digital – Experimental
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.
*Student film.

2006

“That’s It” 1:47 min- Digital – Experimental
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.
*Screened at York University.

2005

“The Gray Sky” 10 min-Digital –Experimental
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.
*Screened at Sheridan College.

2004

“Street Talks” 50min-Digital –Documentary
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.
*Independent film.

2004

“A Film by Nobody” 9min- Digital –Documentary
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.
*Screened at Sheridan College.

2000

“Tehran still is Capital of Iran” 20min-Video-documentary
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.
*Independent film. Screened at a couple of Universities and galleries as
Guest artist

1999

“Thesis” 6min-16mm-Fiction
As: Director, Producer. Co-Writer,
*Student film. Thesis film for obtaining B.F.A

1998

“My Lovely Monster” 6min-16mm-Animation
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer,
*Screened at Documentary & Exprimental Film Centre of Iran. 1996
*Screened at the 3rd National Student Short Film Festival for Tehran, 1999
and received Honour Award.
*Screened at the 16th International Short Film Festival of Youth
Tehran, 1999. And nominated for the best animation.

1997

“One, Two, Three” 10sec-35mm- Animation
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.
*Student film.

1996

“Trap” 30min-16mm- Fiction
As: Director.
*Screened at Documentary & Exprimental Film Centre of Iran. 1996

1995

“Winston” 6min-Video- Experimental
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer.
*Student film.

1994

“The Language” 11min-Video-Fiction
As: Writer, Director, Editor, Producer.
*Screened at 4th Short Film Festival of Youth Cinema of
Iran, 1995. Nominated for the best film and script.
*Screened at the 5th Chilean International Short Film Festival, 1997

1993

“From Soltanchaman…” 28min-Video-Documentary
As: Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer. Co-Writer,
*Student film.