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Sometimes I Dream in Farsi will be playing the Ocean City Film Festival physically on March 6, and virtually streaming f...
02/18/2022
Sometimes I Dream in Farsi | 2022 Ocean City Film Festival

Sometimes I Dream in Farsi will be playing the Ocean City Film Festival physically on March 6, and virtually streaming from March 3-9 for those who are interested: https://watch.eventive.org/ocmdfilmfestival2022/play/61f6b8f8418682004509d252 #ocff #sometimesidreaminfarsi #piroozkalayeh

Pirooz Kalayeh uncovers a traumatic event with racism when he was a child and seeks to heal himself and his family through interviews, therapy, and roleplays.

Sometimes I Dream in Farsi has been awarded Best U.S. Documentary Feature at The New York Independent Cinema Awards. #so...
01/03/2022
piroozkalayeh.info

Sometimes I Dream in Farsi has been awarded Best U.S. Documentary Feature at The New York Independent Cinema Awards. #sometimesidreaminfarsi #nyindependentcinemaawards #bestusdocumentary

This is Pirooz Kalayeh's official site. It includes his artwork, films, books, and webisodes.

Kirpatrick Thomas discusses new album, Pirooz Kalayeh's direction of "Jackhammer" music video, and the ever evolving art...
11/21/2021
‘Jackhammer’ by SPINDRIFT | Interview | New Album, ‘Classic Soundtracks Vol. 3’ - It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine

Kirpatrick Thomas discusses new album, Pirooz Kalayeh's direction of "Jackhammer" music video, and the ever evolving artistry of SPINDRIFT.

Exclusive premiere of ‘Jackhammer’ by Los Angeles based SPINDRIFT, taken from their upcoming album, ‘Classic Soundtracks Vol. 3’, out via Alternative Tentacles Records on February, 2022. Led by songwriter-producer-composer Kirpatrick Thomas on guitar, lead vocals, along with Portland based g...

SIUC School of Media Arts's students James B. Allen, Jared Treece, Aaron Sharp, Joey Clare, Jerry Reynolds, and Nathanie...
10/29/2021
Vamp Fiction - SIU

SIUC School of Media Arts's students James B. Allen, Jared Treece, Aaron Sharp, Joey Clare, Jerry Reynolds, and Nathaniel Ogden offer their take on Vampires and Pulp Fiction just in time for Halloween. Special thanks to SPINDRIFT for the amazing tracks in the film.

PULP FICTION meets Vampires in this car ride in Carbondale, Illinois.Joseph Clare - Vince VladimirRoland Young - Julien VampfieldH.D. Motyl - DriverDirector...

Photos from New Faces New Voices's post
09/28/2021

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09/28/2021

ONLY 1 DAY LEFT!! Repost • @whateverittakes_film We’re so excited to be featured in @newfacesnewvoices, even more so because we get to be there!! 

Join us this Wednesday in downtown Brooklyn at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Wednesday September 29th, Block 1, 6:15. @alamonyc

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#shortfilms #nfnv2021 #newfacesnewvoicesfilmfestival #newfacesnewvoices #indiefilms #worldcinema #madeinny

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09/26/2021

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09/25/2021

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09/09/2021

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Sometimes I Dream in Farsi - Official Trailer (2021)
08/12/2021
Sometimes I Dream in Farsi - Official Trailer (2021)

Sometimes I Dream in Farsi - Official Trailer (2021)

Pirooz Kalayeh uncovers a traumatic event with racism when he was a child and seeks to heal himself and his family through interviews, therapy, and roleplays...

Film Threat reviews 100 FILMS.
08/03/2021
100 Films | Film Threat

Film Threat reviews 100 FILMS.

Were you wondering what was happening to the rest of the world during the COVID lockdown? If so, may I present writer/director Pirooz Kalayeh's 100 Films. The documentary pulls together vlogs and video diaries from other fellow survivors who came out the other end. Essentially it is a video mosaic f...

Beach Sloth reviews 100 FILMS in Entropy!!
07/26/2021
100 Films by Pirooz Kalayeh

Beach Sloth reviews 100 FILMS in Entropy!!

Pirooz Kalayeh’s 100 Films serves as a meditation on the way that the pandemic has affected the entire world. Rare is the event that knows no borders influenc

07/09/2021
JJM Online Gallery

100 FILMS has its world premiere today at The Johann Jacobs Museum. A link to watch virtually is listed below. http://100films.johannjacobs.com/100films/ #johannjacobsmuseumm #jjm #100films #piroozkalayeh

Diese Website und alle darin enthaltenen Beiträge und Abbildungen sind urheberrechtlich geschützt. Das Johann Jacobs Museum behält sich alle Urheber-, Nutzungs- und sonstigen Schutzrechte vor, insbesondere ist jede Verwertung von Inhalten ohne vorherige schriftliche Zustimmung unzulässig und unt...

We have amazing news!!! 100 FILMS will premiere this Friday at The Johann Jacobs Museum. This latest documentary by Piro...
07/05/2021
100 FILMS (2021) - Official Trailer

We have amazing news!!! 100 FILMS will premiere this Friday at The Johann Jacobs Museum. This latest documentary by Pirooz Kalayeh includes interviews, artwork, and reactions to the pandemic from people all over the world. #100films #johannjacobsmuseum #piroozkalayeh

Logline: 100 Films traces how people have been dealing with the Covid19 epidemic for the past year around the world. Synopsis: Through guided and unguided pr...

Here's the updated trailer for Sometimes I Dream in Farsi!!!
06/11/2021
Sometimes I Dream in Farsi - Official Trailer (2021)

Here's the updated trailer for Sometimes I Dream in Farsi!!!

Pirooz Kalayeh uncovers a traumatic event with racism when he was a child and seeks to heal himself and his family through interviews, therapy, and roleplays...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Mrs. Ellis" is an episode about how my second grad...
06/07/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Season 2, Ep. 3 - “Mrs. Ellis?”

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Mrs. Ellis" is an episode about how my second grade teacher took me out of ESL classes to learn about Judy Blume with her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hvGcrHAKOs #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #MrsEllis

Season 2, Ep. 3 - “Mrs. Ellis?”Pirooz Kalayeh drives across America during the pandemic and talks with his mother on the phone about his second grade teacher...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Jogging with a Veil?" is an episode about the oppr...
05/31/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Season 2, Ep. 2 - “Jogging with a Veil?”

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Jogging with a Veil?" is an episode about the oppression women face under the Islamic Regime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pofIhR-UQPo #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #joggingwithaveil

Season 2, Ep. 2 - “Jogging with a Veil?”Pirooz Kalayeh drives across America during the pandemic and talks with a relative about the oppression women face un...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "My Fourth of July" is an episode about how I drive...
05/24/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Season 2, Ep. 1 - "My Fourth of July"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "My Fourth of July" is an episode about how I drive across America during the pandemic and recount a family camping trip in Missouri when I was five years old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUiETpqTw5Y #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #myfourthofjuly

Season 2, Ep. 1 - "My Fourth of July"Pirooz Kalayeh drives across America during the pandemic and recounts a family camping trip in Missouri when he was five...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Jesse Owens Story" is an episode about how my ...
05/17/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Episode 8 - "The Jesse Owens Story"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Jesse Owens Story" is an episode about how my family used to sit and watch documentaries about Jesse Owens when I was a child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbxzaEx_fGE #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #thejesseowensstory

Episode 8 - "The Jesse Owens Story" Pirooz Kalayeh remembers eating on the floor, his hero Jesse Owens, and focusing like a laser. Original Music by Thomas A...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Millennium Falcon" is an episode about my love...
05/10/2021
Stories Between Iran and America Episode 7 "The Millenium Falcon"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Millennium Falcon" is an episode about my love for Star Wars as a child in Indiana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEQs0dsMC4E #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #TheMilleniumFalcon

Episode 7 - "The Millennium Falcon"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts his love for Star Wars, his father's bedtime stories, and his favorite hero, Rostam. Original Mus...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "My Beloved" is an episode about how when I visited...
05/03/2021
Stories Between Iran & America - Episode 6 - "My Beloved"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "My Beloved" is an episode about how when I visited Iran as a child and got a baby chick as a pet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YiY5qafg7E&t=1s #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #mybeloved

Episode 6 - "My Beloved"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts his trip back to Iran with his mother when he was four years old and his first love.Original Music by Thomas ...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Persian Cowboy" is an episode about how my love fo...
04/26/2021
Stories Between Iran & America - Episode 5 - "Persian Cowboy"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Persian Cowboy" is an episode about how my love for the Lone Ranger and Tanto and how I wanted to be a Persian cowboy as a child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e9oGLC_u5U #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #persiancowboy

Episode 5 - "Persian Cowboy"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts his love for the Lone Ranger, making smoke signals, and the birth of the Persian cowboy.Original Music by...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Bumblebee Stew" is an episode about how my best fr...
04/21/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Episode 4 - "Bumblebee Stew"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Bumblebee Stew" is an episode about how my best friend Zhan and I made bumblebee stew for theneighborhood kids in Indiana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9av9Vv3bo4o #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #BumblebeeStew

Episode 4 - "Bumblebee Stew"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts making bumbleebee stew with his friends when he first came to America from Iran. Original Music by Thomas...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Lottery Ticket" is an episode about how my mot...
04/19/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Episode 3 - "The Lottery Ticket"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Lottery Ticket" is an episode about how my mother won the lottery when I was in my 20s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbnfIZF4WrE #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #thelotteryticket

Episode 3 - "The Lottery Ticket"Pirooz Kalayeh's mother tells him about her weekly lottery ticket. Original Music by Thomas Attar BelierTo donate, visit http...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Magical Invention of an Ant" is an episode abo...
04/14/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Episode 2 - "The Magical Invention of an Ant"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Magical Invention of an Ant" is an episode about how my father believes all living creatures are worth millions if he could design them as an engineer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG9Hwn-gOBg#storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #magicalinventionofanant

Episode 2 - "The Magical Invention of an Ant"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts how his father taught him about the magical invention of an ant when they first moved fr...

Pirooz Kalayeh  is currently making a new film titled 100 FILMS. If you'd like to participate, send a one minute film ab...
04/13/2021
100 Films - "Dad" - Example

Pirooz Kalayeh is currently making a new film titled 100 FILMS. If you'd like to participate, send a one minute film about your life during the pandemic to [email protected]. This can be a single shot or a couple clips edited together. No titles or soundtrack needed. He'll be collaging all these together to be released later this this year. You can see an example below. https://vimeo.com/529973627 #100films #piroozkalayeh #yourname

This is an example of one of the 100 FILMS. Here are the guidelines: Choose a subject (person, place, or thing) that deals with your life during the pandemic Keep…

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To commemorate National Immigrant Heritage Month this week, our #IDASupported #DocOfTheWeek is 'Sometimes I Dream in Farsi' from ILIKENIRVANA Productions. In In ths film, Director Pirooz Kalayeh uncovers a traumatic racist event that happened when he was a child and shaped his identity. He seeks to heal himself and his family through interviews and dramatic reenactments to understand the heartache and loss of the American Dream.
It's out now!!!