Blue eyed boy



A boy with unusual color blindness causes his parents shame when he accidentally kills some village livestock, so his parents seek medical treatment for the boy, and when hospital doctors cannot help,

They take him to a local Shaman for a remedy...


Director Biography - Masoud Soheili


Masoud Soheili ,award-winning independent filmmaker born in 1988 in Mashhad, Iran. He earned a BA degree in Law from Ferdowsi University .First,he started to work in cinema as assistant director in some professional movies. He has been working for more than seven years in the film industry as an Assistant Director. He enjoys writing scripts. "This is the deed Mr. Doctor!" (Short film, 2010) ,"Pari"(Short film,2015) was some of his scripts. that directed by other filmmakers. Also his script “Zero boundary” won an honorable mention in the March 2012 contest at moviepoet.com. He made his first short film “the car blow the horn just for the women” in January 2012 that official selected and awarded in some national and International festivals. His last short film "Blue eyed boy" officially selected in more than 90 international film festivals and won more than 10 international awards. He was one of the juries of 10th Yogya Netpac Asian Film Festival (2015) and also Viddsee Juree awards competition in Indonesia (2016) .


Director Statement

I read ‘“The blue-eyed boy” story in 2006. Before that time, I thought of making a film with a monochrome point of view, but not black and white. Fortunately, I read the book and it compelled me even more to make a film with a blue monochrome point of view., then I decided to adapt it into a script.

I wrote many drafts and tried to really elevate the script for this blue monochrome point of view. I wanted to expand this from a simple children's story into something deeper that would appeal to an adult audience as well.

I tried to give depth to all the characters without forgetting that the story is about a boy with blue monochrome eyes. After many rewrites I asked Saeed Ghorbanian, a thoughtful and genius writer/poet to collaborate with me. His help with the dialogue was invaluable and he even wrote a poem for a sequence in the middle of the film.

Shooting in a village with a cast that include old women and a small boy was challenging. I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to make this film. During the process many amazing things happened, a great DOP came on board along with great actors and actresses. And I was able to obtain the rights, I am so grateful. I am very happy with the way the film turned out, and am even happier to share it with the world.


Credits

  • Masoud Soheili Director

  • Masoud Soheili Writer

  • Saeed Ghorbanian Writer

  • Iranian Youth cinema Society Producer

  • Simiya film Producer

Specifications

  • Project Title (Original Language): چشم آبی

  • Project Type: Short

  • Runtime: 18 minutes 6 seconds

  • Completion Date: May 1, 2014

  • Production Budget: 400 USD

  • Country of Origin: Iran, Islamic Republic of

  • Country of Filming: Iran, Islamic Republic of

  • Language: Persian

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No

Awards

  • Mirlift international film festival Morocco June 7, 2014 Africa Grand prize

  • Yogyakarta November 6, 2014 Asian Premiere Student award




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