Elephantbird synopsis

A mini-bus is on a journey across the mountains to Kabul. Each person on the bus has a reason to take this journey. An old man is traveling to give a turkey to his grandchild, as his last wish before dying. However, the main road is blocked by insurgents. They decide to use an alternative road, which is not very secure, and there is still the possibility of getting caught by insurgents.

Director Biography – Masoud Soheili
Amir Masoud Soheili is an internationally awarded short filmmaker, Festival director and programmer. He has been one of the seven most honored Iranian short filmmakers in 2015. Masoud Soheili was born in 1988 in Mashhad, Iran. He studied cinema in Indonesia and South Korea.
Just with His second short film “Blue eyed boy” (2014) he won 20 international awards from more than 140 international film festivals. He was member of the juries of the 10th Yogya Netpac Asian Film Festival (2015) ,Viddsee Juree awards competition in Indonesia (2016), Avanca International Film Festival in Portugal (2016 and 2018), SAARC Film Festival in Sri Lanka (2017) and International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala in India (2018) and Malatya International Film Festival in Turkey(2018).
He is co-founder and creative director of “Asia Peace Film Festival” in Islamabad, Pakistan and programmer of “Changing Perspective Intentional Film Festival” in Istanbul,Turkey. He was also worked as a festival director of Inaugural “Safe Community” International Film Festival in Mashhad, Iran (2017) .

Elephantbird, cast and crew

Masoud Soheili Writer

Masoud Soheili Director

Masoud Soheili Producer

Sayed Jalal Rohani Producer

Heshmat Fanaei Key Cast

Seyed Morteza Alavi Key CastProject Title (Original Language):فیلمرغ

Project Type: Short, Student

Genres:Drama, Dark Comedy

Runtime: 15 minutes

Country of Origin: Afghanistan

Country of Filming: Afghanistan

Language: Persian

Film Color: Color

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