My film treatment for Some Where Out There is gradually evolving. I really want the film to make sense to an American audience since the film is inspired by Iranian uprising of summer 2009. This is a bit tricky since the world’s attention and admiration for Iranian protesters came to an abrupt halt with the death of pop icon Michael Jackson.
This has been always a big struggle for me as someone not native to this country. How to communicate a topic that I understand best, but is foreign to an American audience? Of course a highly narrative treatment may intrigue many but I believe film is highly visual medium and must not be treated like a novel. I am also very committed to developing my hybrid style of filmmaking, drawing from my Iranian heritage and western influences.