Production Begins in Tehran, Iran By Hesam Dehghani
We started the pre-production on September 21st. Auditioning the actors, location scouting, securing them and applying for the shooting permissions were all completed by September 30th. We had 3 rehearsal sessions with the actors and 3 separate rehearsals for performing the song.
In this segment, we see 3 teenagers who are running from the police. We don’t know what crime they have committed until we hear that their only sin is working as underground musicians.
The shoot was done in 3 days, from October 5 to 7 and we worked in 5 different locations, including outdoors (street, alley, grocery) and indoors (chromakey studio and a house).
We started the work at 6:30am and since all scenes should be filmed during the daytime, we worked until around 6:00pm everyday.
I used professional crew members and also good equipment. We filmed it with Sony EX3, the same camera we used for filming our segment for CollabFeature’s previous project, Train Station.
In some cases we had only 1 or 2 takes and in some specific scenes, I had to shoot 17 takes until we get what we want. Like always, I had StoryBoards (rendered by computer software) for all shots and we filmed based on them.
Cast and Crew:
Writer: Sam Bosley Director: Hesam Dehghani DoP: Shahriyar Kavoosi Casting: Mehdi Aroom Camera Assistant: Mehdi Ajamloo Still Photographer: Salman Ebrahimi Cast: Darya Yasery, Farzad Fakhrizadeh, Kaveh Eydi, Mehdi Ebadati and Mehdi Aroom