Persian Magic
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Best Documentary Award for "Lost Empire of Persia"

November 18, 2022

We are trilled to announce that Lost Empire of Persia won The Bronze Award in New York Festivals Film & TV Awards. This documentary is an extended version of our previous production "Lost City of Persia", which we produced for Science Channel and Discovery+ as an episode of the Unearthed TV Series. Congratulations to all team members and thank to Windfall Films (UK) for providing us the chance to be a part of this amazing journet.

Filming of "When We Clash" wrapped in Tehran

September 20, 2022

We successfully wrapped the filming of our newest project "When We Clash in Tehran.

"When We Clash" is a documentary TV series, produced by Deutsche Welle in 12 countries. Persian Magic Art Group is proud to be selected to produce the Iran episode of this amazing series in Iran. Directed by Hesam Dehghani, filming was wrapped after 7 sessions in several locations of Tehran.

Premiere of "TRAUMA: THE DARKEST SIDE"  in Tehran

August 27, 2022

"Trauma: The Darkest Side", a film by Hesam Dehghani, was screened for cast and crew and some guests in Ferdowsi Hall of Tehran. More than 70 guests, including famous Iranian actors and film directors, were invited to the screening.

Watch "Trauma: The Darkest Side" on Amazon Prime Video!

May 26, 2022

Now you can watch Hesam Dehghani's award winning film "Trauma: The Darkest Side" on Amazon Prime Video!


Also, you can watch two of our award winning documentary films on Amazon Prime:


"Falldown" in One Shot Terressa Festival

October 18, 2021

"Falldown" a short film by Ghazal Ghorbani is an official selection in The 11st One Shot Terressa Cirty of Film Festival, which takes place from October 25 to 30 in Spain.

This is a festival dedicated to one shot films (film without any cut from the beginning to the end) and takes place in Terressa, which is listed by UNESCO as a City of Film.

The Best Crime Film for "Trauma"

October 12, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that "Trauma" directed by Hesam Dehghani won the Best Crime Film Award from the 7th Discover Film Awards in London, one of the biggest film festivals in the world.

"Trauma" is also an official selection in The 40th Pordenone Silent Film Festival (Italy) and Crossroads International Short Film Festival (Turkey).

Best Feature Film Award for "Trauma: The Darkest Side"

June 03, 2021

"Trauma: The Darkest Side" directed by Hesam Dehghani won the Best Feature Film Award from the 7th Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival (ACDCIFF) in Belgium. The festival took place from May 24 to 31 in Brussels and short films, animations and feature films competed for the award in various categories.

Trauma: The Darkest Side is the first feature film by Hesam Dehghani and it consists of 5 episodes, each about one of the negative human feelings: Despair, Temptation, Guilt, Doubt and Anger.


May 14, 2021

After finishing the first filming in Persepolis for one episode of the famous UNEARTHED documentary TV series, we received another exciting offer to produce a longer version of the film, 90 minutes this time.

WindFall Films (based in London) sent us the full shooting script and we wrapped filming during the second week of April and sent all the rushes (ground and aerials) to the post production house in UK. The film will be broadcast on Science TV and Discovery Channel in  2021.

Like the first production, we managed to obtain all permissions for shooting in the desired locations (including Persepolis Museum and Inventory, with items never seen before).

Now you can watch the full episode (42 min) online on Amazon Prime or Science Channel.


December 18, 2020

We just wrapped filming of the Persepolis episode of UNEARTHED 5 documentary TV series in various locations of Fars province.

We filmed all footage (General shots, aerials, interviews,...) in some of the most famous Iran's historic sites, i.e. Persepolis, Pasargadae and Naqsh e Rostam.

WindFall Films based in London is the producer of this TV series and Science TV (Discovery) will broadcast it in early 2021.

We handled all steps in pre-production and production tasks and sent the footage to the production company in London for post-production phase.

Our First Feature Film

August 12, 2020

After about one year, and facing the CoVid-19 pandemic, we are really excited to announce that Persian Magic's first feature film"Trauma: The Darkest Side" is now getting very close to its release.

The film is a thriller/drama movie, about five human negative feelings: Despair, Temptation, Guilt, Suspicion and Anger.

"TRAUMA": in More Festivals

July 20, 2020

We are truly happy that TRAUMA has been selected in more film festivals and received several nominations:

2020: Salto International Fear & Fantasy Film Festival, Uruguay
2020: DetectiveFest, Russia
2020: Tlanchana Film and Digital Art Festival, Mexico
2020: Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival, Canada
2020: Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Argentina
2020: Hollywood Venus Awards, Turkey
2020: Horror Movie Awards, USA
2020: Kalakari Film Festival, India

"TRAUMA": in Two Festivals

March 14, 2020

We are happy to announce that our short film Trauma has been accepted for the main competition section of Salto International Fear & Fantasy Film Festival (NOX Film Fest), which took place in January in Uruguay.

Also, Trauma will be screened in Moscow in April, as part of the short film competition section of DetectiveFest.

You can now watch the official teaser trailer for TRAUMA here.

TRAUMA is a short film based on actual events; A horrible story that happened in the streets of Tehran...

"ُSISTERS APART" in Berlinale 2020

February 8, 2020

We are very excited to announce that our latest international collaboration "SISTERS ABOART, a film by Daphne Charizani, will be screened in this year's Berlinale film festival.

"Rojda, a German soldier and native Kurd, volunteers for a mission to train female Kurdish soldiers in Iraq to fight ISIS. No one must know that she is actually looking for her missing sister."

We provided some post-production services to this amazing movie and we worked directly with the director and the producer (Martin Hampbell). Also, Maryam Boobani, the famous Iranian actress, has a main role in this movie.

Break A Nail (Iran Segment) Wrapped!

February 24, 2019

We just wrapped shooting the Iran Segment of the documentary film Break A Nail in Tehran.

It's a series of films produced by ZoomIn TV (based in Netherlands) about girls around the world who have broken through stereotypes and proved that they are not inferior to men, even in hard sports. In the Iran segment of this film, we see a female wrestling champion and wrestler coach in Tehran who could conquer all obstacles and make her dream come true.

Watch "Kingdom Come"!

August 24, 2018

"Kingdom Come" a documentary film about one of the biggest mysteries in the human history is now available for purchase or watching online!

The film has been shot in several countries, including Iran, and we are honored to be a part of this project by providing all the production services for the Australian filmmaker, Kyle Vincent.

Watch it online and free on Youtube.

Watch the trailer here:

"The Origin: Iran Segment" - Filming Completed

April 27, 2018

We are super happy to announce that the shooting of the Iran segment of the documentary TV Series "The Origin" has just been completed in Iran!

The film was ordered by The Educational Broadcasting System based in South Korea and we were filmed all the necessary shots on their behalf in Iran. We travelled to 9 cities and filmed in 10 different locations to cover all scenes based on the storyboards.

The Iran segment is about Qanats, a technology invented by Persians more than 3,000 years ago to bring out the water from underground in deserts.

You can watch the delivered footage vs. the received storyboard this video; and the entire episode here (in Korean).



Director: Hesam Dehghani
Director of Photography: SHahriyar Kavoosi
Sound: Mehran Behrouzinia
Assistant Camera: Abtin Jamshidpour
Aerial Filming: Mehran Behrouzinia
Production Manager: Milad Khaleghimanesh
Producer: Educational Broadcasting System (South Korea)

"The Core Project" Exhibition in Rua Red Gallery

November 09, 2017

We are so excited that we were a part of the collaborating project by Matthew Nevin. "The Core Project" was an ambitious artwork that was successfully exhibited in Dublin's Rua Red gallery and it is going to be screened in USA in 2018.

"The Core Project" is a large-scale installation of 144 videos from filmmakers across the globe. Each film shows a person answering a questions that he/she has not previously seen.

Hesam Dehghani filmed the segment for Iran and Darya Yaseri, the actress who has worked with Hesam in CollabFeature's latest web series "A Billion to One" answered the question.

"The Core Project" was very well received by audience and critics and they called it one of the most diverse projects of all time.

Read more about Matthew Nevin and The Core Projct here.

"Five Senses of Art" in Two More Festivals

August 10, 2017

The award-winning short documentary "Five Senses of Art" has been accepted in 2 more film festivals.

First, it was screened in the main competition section of Troia Handmade Documentary Film Festival. The festival took place from August 2 to 5 in the beautiful city of Troia (Italy).

The film has also been selected for the main competition section of Zagreb International TourFilm Festival which will take place from September 13 to 15 in Zagreb, Croatia.

Please check out this PAGE for more information about "Five Senses of Art", or watch it on Amazon Prime.

Australian Filmmakers in Iran

July 15, 2017

In the last couple of months we were busy with pre-production of an amazing international film project about the ancient empires.

The film, directed by the Australian filmmaker Jared Vincent, was planned to be filmed in 4 countries: Greece, Italy, UK and Iran; and we, at Persian Magic, provided various services to the international team who travelled to Shiraz for filming. That included:

Obtaining Visas, Shoot Permits for all desired locations (including important historic sites), Fixing, Aerial Filming, Hiring Actress/Model, Transportation, Domestic Flights, Accommodation and managing the whole project in Iran. The result was so exciting and everything went as planned.


The film is in Post-Production phase now and will be released in November 2017.

"Train Station" WINS: The Best Feature Film from KIFF2016

November 10, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that "Train Station" won the Jury Award in The Best Feature Film category of Kansas International Film Festival! The festival took place from October 4 to 10 in Kansas City, USA, and Train Station was nominated in its category along with 4 other great movies.

"Train Station" wins best feature at Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival!

August 15, 2016

We are excited to announce that "Train Station" has won The Best Feature Film at 2016 Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival.

LADFF was created to provide filmmakers, actors and stories with diverse backgrounds with a place to showcase their voice without judgment or insincere reflections; free of stereotypes or degradation; with the goal of establishing a true multicultural experience representation by the world's independent film community.

A perfect fit for CollabFeature and an award we are quite proud of!

Congratulations to all members of Persian Magic Art Group!

Another Festival Selection for "Five Senses of Art"

May 15, 2016

"Five Senses of Art" has been selected for the competition section of VIVA International Film Festival which takes place from June 1 to 5 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Congratulations to all members of Persian Magic Art Group!

... and the award goes to "Five Senses of Art" from Iran!

May 06, 2016

The short documentary film "Five Senses of Art" won an important award from The 9th Riga International Tourism Film Festival!

The awards ceremony took place on April 30th in the spectacular Splendid Palace Cinema in Riga, Latvia. The film won an award in the category of Newcomer and Hesam Dehghani accepted the award from Mrs. Sandra Inkena, the festival manager.

Congratulations to all and everybody who participated in making this film.

"IRU's eTIR Movie Project": Wrapped!

March 7, 2016

We just wrapped an amazing project for IRU (International Road Transportation Union) based in Switzerland. We filmed parts of this exciting documentary in Tehran and in the border of Iran and Turkey. The shooting took 3 weeks and we sent all the footage to the post production company in Istanbul.

The World Premiere of "Train Station"

October 18, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that "Train Station", our first collaborative feature film, will have the world premiere in East Lancing Film Festival on November 6th! "Train Station" has been filmed in 25 countries and we are proud that we produced some parts of the story in Iran. Visit the festival's website for more details about the tickets and directions. We will be more than happy to meet with you there!

The World Premiere of TRAIN STATION

Elnaz Amiri (the actress from our segment) with Marty Shea (Left; CollabFeature's co-founder)
and John Versical (Right; one of the filmmakers) in the Premiere event.

Persian Magic at Rotterdam Film Festival

January 02, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Persian Magic will be present in the 44th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam that takes place from 21 January to 1 February 2015 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Hesam Dehghani, the founder of Persian Magic, will be there and we will be more than happy to meet you in "de Doelen" and have a little chat about film, cinema and future projects..