1.Tell us about your movie, where did the idea of this movie come from?
I found a connection between an old photograph of an unknown author and a poem from the 17th century written by the poet Tukaram, which was read by Samaneri Jayasara in a beautiful and profound way:
“I have found the sea,
An ocean limitless.
I have opened a treasury unending,
Its jewels blaze with the luster of a thousand thousand suns,
And they blaze here, in my soul.
Of a sudden,
Without any effort of mine own,
I have heard the eternal Secret,
I have learned to know God.
Here in my life hath blossomed
The flower of perfect union”.
2.Tell us about yourself, your education, your experience. We would like to know you better.
Through a variety of media my work explored possibility for creativity out of silence and emptiness of heart. Before creating art, I have to be so humble, almost nobody, a hollow bamboo. In this absence, there comes a great universal flood. That flood can become poetry, a painting, music, a dance, a sculpture. Thousands of dimensions are available, I just trying allow it, simply allow it the universe to flow through me.
3. Has this film been previously appeared in any other festivals? If so, which festivals?
Jury award, 14th ROFIFE Fest, Bolu, Turkey 2022
Jury Award, Sombor Art salon, Cultural centre gallery L.K. Sombor, Serbia 2022
Proyector Fest, Madrid, Spain 2022
Ibrida Fest, Forli, Italy 2022
Fonlad Fest, Portugal, 2022
Kabayitos Microcinema Experimental, New York 2022
Cadence Fest, Seattle, WA 2022
Taos Fest, New Mexico 2022
4. How have you discovered members of your team and how do you keep the relationship with them strong?
Intuitive. Through space and time. And they recognized me too.
5. How do you usually get funding for your films?
Through years and personal growth, I have learned to materialize the spiritual. The tool I use comes naturally. I also learned how to do it without money.
6. How did you hear about Tehran Short Film Festival? How familiar are you with Iranian cinema?
From social networks. Iranian film is very significant. I have deep respect for Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi, Mohsen Makmalbaf, Asghar Farhadi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Majid Majidi, Mostafa Aleahmad, Hayedeh Safiyari, Saeed Roostaei…
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