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.
THE ORIGIN: IRAN SEGMENT
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)
February 16, 2018
We just completed filming of our newest short film "The Box" in Tehran. It's a thriller/mystery film about a man who receives a box from a girl he used to love years ago... .
Below is some behind the scene photos:
Post Production will begin soon and the film will be ready in April 2018.
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.
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.
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.
February 5, 2017
Now you can watch our award-winning movie online!
December 22, 2016
Our feature movie, "Train Station", will be officially released worldwide on February 3rd, 2017!
The film which has been produced in 25 countries and won many awards so far, will be premiered in USA and other countries before being available on Amazon, Vimeo and other VoD platforms.
The US premiere will start from Los Angeles and from the famous Arena Cinema in Hollywood. More information about the tickets and showtimes will be posted here as well on the Cinema's website.
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.
August 30, 2016
We are honored to announce four new film festivals for "Train Station:
1. The Goddess of Throne Film Festival, Kosovo, August 31 to September 4, 2016
2. Balinale International Film Festival, Indonesia, September 24-30, 2016
3. Kansas International Film Festival, USA, November 4-10, 2016
4. Casa Asia Film Week, Spain, November 5-13, 2016
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!
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!
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.
April 23, 2016
Another great news about "Five Senses of Art"!
Our film has been accepted for the main competition section of The 9th Riga International Tourism Film Festival which takes place from April 29th to May 1st in Riga, Latvia.
Hesam Dehghani (director) will attend the festival so if you're around, we will be more than happy to meet you!
March 31, 2016
We are very excited to announce that "Five Senses of Art" has been accepted by The 8th CMS Children's Film Festival which takes place from April 7th to 15th 2016 in Lucknow, India.
Also, our film has been officially selected by Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival. It's a 2 days documentary film festival which takes place from April 16th to 17th in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
If you're around, we will be more than happy to meet you!
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.
January 10, 2016
We just heard the good news from 3 more festivals!
Train Station will have its African Premiere in Sudan Independent Film Festival (January 21-27, 2016), then it goes to Germany for its European Premiere. It will be screened in the competition section of Berlin Independent Film Festival (February 9-16, 2016). After that, Train Station will go to Washington DC for its East Coast Premiere. The DC Independent Film Festival takes place from March 4-16 in Washington DC.
December 01, 2015
Our latest documentary film, "Five Senses of Art" directed by Hesam Dehghani, will be screened in the competition section of Zero Plus International Film Festival. The festival takes place from November 30th to December 6th in Tyumen, Russia.
November 15, 2015
We are very happy to announce that the World Premiere of "Five Senses of Art", a short documentary directed by Hesam Dehghani and produced by Persian Magic, will be on November 23 in Moab International Film Festival. The festival will take place from November 20 to 23 in Moab, Utah, USA and our film will be screened at 8:00pm at Star Hall on Center Street.
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.
June 06, 2015
We successfully wrapped filming our latest documentary short film, "Five Senses of Art", a film by Hesam Dehghani about using the five human senses in creating art. From a village to the very northern parts of Iran to an Island in the Persian Gulf, we filmed it in 7 different cities, which took over a year.
The film is currently in post production status and it will be completed in the next couple of weeks.
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..
November 10, 2014
We are proud to announce that "Train Station" is at the final post-production phase and we are ready for cast and crew screenings all around the world. The first screening will be on December 18th in Detroit. We will announce the world premiere and festival screenings very soon.
"Train Station" is a feature film directed by 45 filmmakers from 25 countries.
Read an interview with Hesam Dehghani (the project's Lead Producer) in the Singaporean InCinemas Movie Portal website here.
October 17, 2014
We successfully finished filming our segment for "A Billion To One". We had 3 days of tight schedule shoot in both outdoor, indoor and chromakey studio locations. This shoot is a part of CollabFeature's new project, which is the most diverse TV Series with more than 100 directors from all over the world.
August 24, 2014
We received the official Production Permit for "The Phoenix Case Mystery", a feature length movie, written by Hesam Dehghani. The permit is issued by the Ministry of the Culture and enables us to start the Pre-Production phase of the film.
Read more about it on the Soureh Cinema website.
May 22, 2014
The world premiere of the documentary feature film "Softwaring Hard" - co-produced by Persian Magic Art Group - will be on june 6th 2014 in Dollar Cinema (6900, Decarie Square) in Montreal (Canada) start at 6 PM. Book your ticket online Here.
March 11, 2014
Now it's official: We have been chosen to make a short film for CircusAds, an advertisement company based in Mauritius, for presenting Iran in the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup.32 filmmakers from around the world will shoot a short film in their own country and Hesam Dehghani will direct the Iran' segment in this project.
September 09, 2013
Interview with Hesam Dehghani (in Persian) about his previous, current and future projects. The interview was conducted by AFTANA News Agency and was then published in page 2 of Fanavaran newspaper on August 25. Read the full story here.
July 04, 2013
The filming of "Softwaring Hard" completed in Tehran, Iran. This is an interview-type documentary about software and the world of software makers and is produced by Porcovete Pictures based in Canada. We filmed 4 interviews (3 users and one expert) on Tuesday July 2nd from 10am to 9pm. Please visit our "Films" page for more information about this film and our future projects.
June 24, 2013
We signed a contract with GRIDmedia (from Singapore) to cooperate with them on shooting their documentary film in Iran in August. We will manage all the pre production tasks prior their arrival and will be present on location during the filming. We will also handle all translation duties after the shooting is done. We are so excited about this amazing project!
April 29, 2013
"Detroit News" published an amazing article about Train Station today. It includes interviews with Marty and Ian (The CollabFeatures founders) and a video of behind the scenes of this amazing project (it includes a scene from our segment!). Check it out HERE.
April 25, 2013
Sony FS700 Full HD super slow-motion camera added to the list of our equipment and is available for rental. This camera is designed for high speed shootings, capable of capturing footage at up to 960 fps and features a range of capabilities. Check its specifications HERE at Sony's website.
April 6, 2013
Pre Production of the documentary film "Hardwaring Soft" has begun today. We shoot and produce some parts of this film based on the guidelines sent by the director "Alexanderu Pop" from Canada.
April 25, 2013
Train Station (2014) is at the latest phase of post production. We are looking forward to screening this amazing feature length movie in cinemas all around the world in 2014.
This movie is made by 42 filmmakers from 25 countries who never met each other! Train Station is about decisions, fate and alternate paths.
Persian Magic has the honor of being a part of this exciting project. We produced a 3 minutes segment of it in Tehran, Iran.
March 15, 2013
So far, The Island of the Seven Wonders (2012) has been aired on many Tv stations in Iran. This documentary, directed by Hesam Dehghani, has been shot and produced in the beautiful island of Qeshm in September 2012.
Qeshm Free Zone Organization ordered the production of this documentary in order to present the historical, natural and geological attractions of Qeshm to Iranian and foreign tourists.