1. ©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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    ©2001 AYA Films/Amir Motlagh

    History: Past, Present and Future

    Originally finished in 2001, the first actual screening of the film was at the 24fps short film festival in Texas in 2003, or 2004. The film won the best lead actor award. It went on to screen several other times, winning an audience award at Friday Night Shorts in Los Angeles. In those days, I didn't keep track of screenings very well.

    Love @ 11:47 was shot in pure Dogme 95 tradition (naiveté at the time), with only a single crew member behind the camera. The films action takes place in real time, in all single takes. However, in post, a few edits where made.

    The film was one of the three original films in the "Tentative Years" DVD which was released in 2004, and was the first DVD release of AYA Films. The DVD went out of print in 2007, and the film is not available to purchase or view on the web at this time. However, their are re-release plans in the works.

    I leave the original Press Kit synopsis below. For revisionist history, this is not an "experimental film" as is labeled in the press material, but, at the time, I didn't know better.


    “LOVE @ 11:47 is short piece about the ironic nature of time, love and obsession.”

    LOVE @ 11:47 is an experimental short subject film about the obsessions that drive three characters into uncontrollable action. The film catches a glimpse of three people caught in the grips of mania as the clock turns to 11:47p.m on a regular night, in a place like any other. Though the characters are far from each other in space, they share the same fatal flaw that binds them together in mind and body. Love @ 11:47 is a voyeuristic view into the lives of three people that are closer to each other than at first appears.


    TONY/CHARLIE/CLIVE - Amir Motlagh
    VICKI - Stephanie Lambert


    writer/director - Amir Motlagh
    director of photography - Joseph Magazzani
    editor - Tuan Andrew Nguyen
    assistant editor - Amir Motlagh

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  3. ©2001

    Dino is turning 23 and his friends decide to document it. Although he dreams of a life as a graphic artist, much is revealed about his conflicted character as the night goes on in the growing suburb of Irvine California.

    Film was originally released in 2001

    Before reality tv hit it huge, there was Dino Adino.


    Written and Directed by once DIY filmmaker and provocateur Amir Motlagh

    Jazz Samba Encore!
    Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa

    Amir Motlagh
    Mike Flowers
    Rastin Ashtiani
    Martin Nilchian
    Tuan "Andy" Nguyen

    Note: This Film is a work of fiction. All characters and events are of a fictitious nature.


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