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Iranian, U.S. companies co-producing film on 1988 U.S. Downing of Flight 655


Source: Tehran Times

Iran's Visual Media Institute (VMI) in collaboration with the American-Canadian company Reel Knights Productions are producing the movie "Airbus"; a movie about the Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655), which was shot down by the U.S.S. Vincennes over the Persian Gulf on July 3, 1988.

Related Article: Remembering IR-655: Shot down over Persian Gulf

The airbus was shot down by the Vincennes on the Bandar Abbas-Dubai route, resulting in the loss of 290 lives of innocent civilians from six nations including 66 children. There were 38 non-Iranians aboard.

American filmmaker Paxton Winters and Iranian director of "The Messiah" Nader Talebzadeh are co-directors of the film, VMI reported in a press release on Monday.

American actor Val Edward Kilmer and actor and documentary filmmaker Sean Stone, son of Oscar-winner director Oliver Stone, are starring in this movie along with several Iranian actors.

U.S. actor/filmmaker Sean Stone (L) and Iranian director Nader Talebzadeh attend a press conference in Tehran in a September 8, 2011 file photo. (Photo by Mehr)

The screenplay is written by the U.S. documentarian and telefilm producer Scott J.T. Frank and Iranian actress and screenwriter Mina Masumi.

Part of the film is due to be filmed in the United States.

Reel Knights is a film and television development and production studio that uses motion pictures to pass on mystical wisdom through ancient story telling about archetypal subjects. The company is bridging stories from the East with skills of the West to produce feature films with universal appeal.

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