1. About:

    "Greg turned 35 two days ago. Yesterday, he bought a toaster and cleaned the fridge."


    Greg - Bob Turton
    Young Greg - Max Waldman

    Directed by Amir Motlagh

    Story by Amir Motlagh
    Written by Amir Motlagh + Lisa Gallo
    Cinematography: Lisa Gallo
    Score: Michael Montes
    Animation: Tom Flynn
    Illustration: Ali Sabet
    Titles: Sean Gillane
    Produced by ANIMALS + Lisa Gallo

    Festival Premiere:
    deadCenter Film Festival - 2012

    © 2012 ANIMALS / Amir Motlagh

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  2. © 2008

    Distributor: Movieola-The Short Film Channel & AYA Films

    Festival Premiere: Hells Half Mile Film and Music Festival, Oct 2008

    Upcoming and Past Screenings:
    Capitol City Microcinema - June 27th, 2008
    Hells Half Mile Film and Music Festival - Oct 8th, 2008
    Taos Shortz Film Festival - Jan 10th, 2009
    Kent Film Festival - March 26th-29th, 2009
    Smogdance Film Festival- April 25th, 2009

    Cy, an Iranian American indie rocker drops into the city he grew up in while on tour, to visit the family he could have had. Thing is, life's never so easy, even when you're in a rock and roll band.

    Written, Directed and Starring Amir Motlagh
    Producers: Joshua Virnick, Amir Motlagh
    Cinematographer: Zamir Kokonozi
    Production Design: Tom O'Connell
    Sound Design: Brock Carter
    Music: Shanks and the Dreamers

    Amir Motlagh
    Kindy Barr
    Nadia Anwar
    Art Toussi
    Tom O'Connell
    Rami Askar
    Kristen Penza
    Joshua Virnick

    Shot in 35mm, DV Intro


    Total Run Time: 24minutes

    ©Amir Motlagh, AYA Films 2008

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  3. ©2003

    Note: Mature Content

    "A man, a woman, life and love one shot at a time"

    Told through still images and a lonely soundtrack,
    a man describes his feelings of a new relationship.

    written, directed and photographed by Amir Motlagh
    featuring Brie Harris


    Current Distributors: CrushedPlanet & AYA Films
    Former Distributors: AtomFilms, Microcinema Inter.


    This film has played in over 15 film festivals and
    has screened over 60 times throughout the world.

    Audience Award DanceswithFilms 2003
    Best of the Fest YardFest LA
    Top Ten AtomFilms of 2004

    Color Reversal 35mm Still Photos Ektachrome
    Nikon FE, 50mm Fixed Lens

    © 2003 Amir Motlagh, AYA Films

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  4. knock. knock. @ 2007


    Chris is a struggling internet comic who has stumbled upon an opportunity to reach a massive audience for his internet show, The Chris Manz Show. During a taping of an episode gone horribly wrong, his ex, Karla, appears at the door. The only thing left to do now is to let her in.

    ________________________________________ ____

    The film that spurred on the real Chris Manz Show is a dark (well, not really) romantic comedy that is equal parts easy to watch, playful and post modern.

    Director: Amir Motlagh
    Story by: Amir Motlagh, Chris Manz
    Written by: Chris Manz
    Cinematographer: Zamir Kokonozi
    Producer: Chris Otteson, Tom O'Connell
    Editor: Rick Curnutt
    Sound Design: Brock Carter
    Music: Shanks and the Dreamers

    Chris Manz
    Keaton Shyler
    Lene Pederson

    Film is currently distributed by Ouat! Media.
    Also on Movieola-The short film channel.

    Hells Half Mile Film and Music Festival - 2007 Premiere
    Smogdance Film Festival - 2008
    Capitol City MicroCinema - 2008
    Cat Hotel w/ Neil Hamburger - 2008
    Movieola- The Short Film Channel -2009"

    S16 Kodak Vision II

    Trt: 20:32

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  5. A young man born with an obsessive compulsive drive dreams of making a movie. His first feature length film. But obstacles lay in his path, including memories of his childhood days spent in a war torn world, that shake his soul to this day.


    Amir Motlagh, Chris Manz, Lene Pedersen, Atefeh Galledari, Yousef Motlagh

    Written and Directed by Amir Motlagh

    Martin Nilchian, Ali Sabet, Yousef Motlagh

    Title Design:
    Sean Gillane

    Mahsa Hosseini


    This is a work of fiction.
    It is available to screen publicly with written consent and approval from author.

    This work premiered on the web on 6/28/11.


    Music in the film that is available as free downloads:

    Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands - "You Don't Surf So Shut Up"
    Learning Music - " A Window"
    Learning Music - "Apple Core"
    Learning Music - "Ovulation"
    Cobra (Avec Logo Panthere) "Prud Hommes"
    Lee Rosevere "Nightlight"
    Nic Bommarito "Folk Psychology"


    This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution - Where applicable it falls under the NonCommerical 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0), NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) and NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) depending on specific source material within the film. Portions of the film using music attributed to CC are always licensed under NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).

    CC - Khoobi (are you ok) - 2011 - Amir Motlagh/ ANIMALS/ AYA FILMS

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