1. The full movie, along with other films and photography, may be viewed for free at my website:


    What The Critics Said:


    "this one demands to be seen...mesmerizes with its insight and, rarer still, its beauty."
    -- Kenneth Turan, LA Times

    "In beautifully shot, almost poetic images, it takes us inside this fractured country, let

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  2. These are some video material samples showing the first location I scouted for a documentary film project set in a boarding school in Iran, in a group of villages in the Alimut Valley.

  3. A document of Eid prayers in December, 2009, at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. Produced by James Longley and Senain Kheshgi. Filmed with a Canon 7D.

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  4. A 10-minute teaser for a documentary project set in Lahore, Pakistan.

    Filmed using a Canon 7D. Original music made in Logic Pro. Sound mixed at Bad Animals Studios in Seattle. Color timing by Modern Digital in Seattle.

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  5. Between 2007 and 2009 I made several attempts to film a documentary about a boarding school in northern Iran. This is a 30-minute rough-cut excerpt from my second attempt. I filmed all the material in this piece in January, 2009, in the villages of Pul and Churan in Mazandaran province, nestled in the Alborz mountains between Tehran and the Caspian Sea.

    Filming on this project was cut short in June, 2009, when, in the wake of the Iranian elections, I was detained along with my Iranian translator and sound recordist, Mohsen Farschi, who was badly beaten in the Interior Ministry building in Tehran. I was forced to leave the country shortly thereafter. Mohsen also left Iran after receiving threatening phone calls from Iranian officials. For the time being, this project is on indefinite hold.

    This material is filmed with a Panasonic HPX170 camera and a Neumann KMR81i shotgun mic, and additional stereo sound was captured using a Crown SASS MKII microphone connected to a Sound Devices 702T recorder.

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