“The Badger”, the Iranian feature film, is written and directed by “Kazem Mollaie” and produced by “Sina Saeedian”, has just officially wrapped in Tehran and it’s time for post-production to start.
After the successful film “Kupal” (2017), “The Badger” is the second Mollaie’s film which is expected will be announcing its international release in early 2020.
Nothing summarises the story more than “if you want a friend, tame me”, Mollaie said. Mollaie’s first film, “Kupal” has screened in more than 70 International Film Festivals. It has received the best film awards at “The 6th. Brasov International Film Festival” & “The 12th. Hamilton Film Festival” in Canada, “The 34th. Bogota Film Festival” in Colombia, “The 3rd. Arthouse Asia Film Festival” in India, “The 26th. Berkeley Video & Film Festival”, & “The 7th. Weyauwega International Film Festival”, & “The 13th. Huntington Beach Film Festival” and “5th. The Fine Arts Film Festival” in the U.S..
Moreover, Sina Saeidian as the producer, in the early part of his career, he did various technical jobs such as executive producer in “Chanel” and “African Violet” and producer in “Nobody Dies Here”.
“Vishka Asayesh” (comedian and famous Iranian actress), has appeared in the exclusive role as the story hero and the other co-stars like Hasan Majuni, Mehraveh Sharifinia, Gohar Kheirandish, Behnoosh Bakhtiari, Reza Behbudi, Mehdi Hosseininia, Siavash Cheraghi Pour, Mahmoud Nazaralian, Yadollah Shademani have played a role in this film.
The main crew of “The Badger” include:
Scriptwriter and Director: Kazem Mollaie, Producer: Sina Saeidian, Director of Photography: Majid Gorjian, First Assistant Director and Program Coordinator: Alaleh Hashemi, Make-Up Artist: Mahmoud Dehghani, Sound Recordist: Mohammad Kian Ersi, Production Designer: Monir Razi Zadeh, Music Composer: Mehdi Panahi, Editor: Babak Ghaem, Costume Designer: Neda Nasr, First Camera Assistant: Daruish Rajaei, Title Designer & Visual Effects: Amir Mehran, Special Effects: Iman Karamian, Script Supervisor: Mahshid Sadeghi, Production Manager: Hamed Azadi, Still Photographer: Yousef Abdolrezaei, Procurement Manager: Amir Jafari Nejad
Iranian star Gohar Kheirandish has joined new project “The badger”.
The renowned actress is to appear before the camera in the movie directed by Kazem Mollaie.
She is known to ifilm viewers by her roles in many films and series, including ‘Low Heights’, ‘Sheida’, ‘The Green Journey’, ‘Made in Iran’, ‘The Pahlavi Hat’, ‘The Forbidden Fruit’ and ‘Setayesh’.
Before Kheirandish, Vishka Asayesh and Hasan Majouni had joined Mollaie’s latest directorial experience.
Produced by Sina Saeedian, the film which was recently granted a production license is currently in the final phase of pre-production with filming set to begin in the near future, according to a press release.
The flick will be Mollaie’s second feature following his award-winning film ‘Kupal’ which appeared frequently at international film festivals.
‘The badger’ is expected to premiere at the “38th annual Fajr Film Festival” in February 2020.
Hassan Majouni the latest to join cast of ‘The Badger’.
Iranian actor Hassan Majouni is the latest addition to the cast of the Iranian film ‘The Badger’.
The award-winning actor is the film’s second addition following the announcement of Vishka Asayesh as the first member of the cast late last week.
Majouni will be starring as the film’s lead male actor with Asayesh starring as the film’s female lead.
Winner of the Best Actor award at Spain’s Sitges International Film Festival for his performance in Mani Haghighi’s film ‘Pig’, ‘The Badger’ will be the 13th flick in the actor’s career.
Written and directed by Kazem Mollaie and produced by Sina Saeedian, the film is currently undergoing the final stages of makeup testing in pre-production with filming set to begin sometime next week.
Other renowned actors will be featured in the cast with their names being announced upon completion of the makeup testing.
‘The Badger’ will be filmed entirely in Tehran with shooting expected to take approximately two months and the editing stage set to occur simultaneously.
The film is expected to be ready in time for the 38th annual Fajr Film Festival in February 2020.
Director of the award-winning film ‘Kupal’, ‘The Badger’ will be the second feature film in Mollaie’s filmmaking career.
Vishka Asayesh became the “The badger” of comfort
Licensing for the film “The badger” will begin soon, directed by Kazem Mollaie and produced by Sina Saeedian.
According to Borna Culture and Art News Agency, the film is the second mullah to be released after Kupal’s successful film, and Vishka Asayesh is the first actor to appear in the film so far. It’s completely different. “The badger” is the first film Comfort will have in front of his camera in year two.
Kupal is the first of Kazem Mollaie’s art and experimental group to be released last spring and has been featured in more than 70 foreign festivals and has been awarded at festivals such as “6th. Brasov International Film Festival”, “34th. Bogota Film Festival”,” 26th. Berkeley American Festival”,”12th. Hamilton Film Festival”,”7th. Weyauwega International Film Festival”,”13th. Huntington Beach Film Festival “,”5th. The Fine Arts Film Festival “and … .
Sina Saidian, the producer of “The badger”, has previously appeared as a producer on “Chanel” and “African Violet” and produced “Nobody’s Dying Here.”
The film has several other prominent actors that will be announced in the coming days. It is expected to be the first film screening at the 38th Fajr Film Festival.