Source: Pars Production
Indie films have been receiving a growing share of the movie spotlight. A new member of the group, “Undying Dreams”, has been produced by Pars Production and released by Breaking Glass Pictures and Circus Road Films. Ashkan Kohan’s new film will be coming soon to Internet platforms and DVD. It is available nationwide now on the Dish Network and Blockbuster on Demand after a successful run on Vubiquity video services.
“Undying Dreams” is the gripping story of Mike, an Iranian-American man whose American wife Christine is kidnapped in war-torn Iraq where she is volunteering as a pediatric nurse. Instead of heeding the advice of his Iraqi contacts to go back home, Mike embarks on a dangerous mission to find Christine.
The movie was started four years ago in 2009 and is the result of a huge effort by Ashkan Kohan and his team. It is entirely self-financed with no backing from any studio. It has more than 40 speaking roles and was shot in Los Angeles and Palmdale, California and Amman, Jordan. Even though the film crew did not encounter any problems, the fear of retaliation against Americans filming a sensitive subject was always a concern.
During the selection of footage for “Undying Dreams”, Ashkan Kohan watched over two thousand videos shot by insurgents during their training and preparation for attacks or while carrying out attacks on civilians, Iraqi forces and the coalition forces in Iraq. This is a side of the reality of war in Iraq which has not been shown by mainstream media and movies coming out of Hollywood.
“Undying Dreams” also covers the 2009 Iranian youth protest against the results of the Presidential election that lasted for several months. While “Undying Dreams” is not a documentary, it is a narrative feature film showing this part of history of Iran and Iraq.
“Undying Dreams” is a timely example of the currently popular type of independent movie-making where the filmmaker has total control of the product and tells a story that is not manipulated by outside influences.
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