faces of new americans

8/4/2010

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.



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