Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dimensions | A Short Film

This Experimental short film explores the concept of the dimensions we occupy through the brief, intense experience of two young people.
Inspired by the Baha'i Writings, the film asks us how deep are the bonds that tie? How tenuous are our emotional attachments and our motivations that drive our feelings of joy and grief? We want to spark ideas and discussion, not knowing where it may lead for each person, of whether loss is truly loss, permanence is truly permanent and whether the cords that are embedded in the fabric of our lives are, in fact, illimitable.
Saba Mazloum, who works as a camera operator and cinematographer in and around China, does an amazing job photographing these brilliant child actors.  His Chinese style marshal arts flavor makes a few cameo appearances along the way.  
After a year or so on the festival circuit it looks like Soul Pancake has picked it up as the online distributor.  


Written, Directed and Produced by Neysan Sobhani.  
Cinematography by Saba Mazloum.
Cast: Joshua R. & Maxwell O.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Update: Shake The Dust

On August 29th 2012 we posted a piece on Director Adam Sjoberg's documentary, Shake the Dust.  See the post HERE.  At the time he was running a Kick Starter campaign in an attempt to fund his feature length documentary.  Unfortunately his campaign fell short of the $35,000 he was hoping to raise.
It appears that Adam didn't let that minor set back discourage him in his pursuit to get the film made.  At the recent unveiling of the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship at Harvard, Hiphop heavy weight NAS spoke about his involvement in the project.

“What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet,” Nas said in a statement. “After hearing Adam’s vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message of empowerment.”

 NAS has agreed to serve as the films Executive Producer.