Private Project


A look at the significance of names, how they affect our life and shape the world around us. FIlmmaker Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi’s interest in the power and influence of names came from a personal struggle. Ramin (pronounced Raw mean) grew up in Canada with a simple but hard to pronounce name. Through a topical and very personal experience that forces Ramin to re-investigate names and their significance on a whole new level, the film traverses multiple name related subjects through discussions with experts, the general public, and artists like Kid Koala, Will Oldham, Andrew Phung, and Missme.

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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Television
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 27 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United States
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    UHD 4k
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Director Biography - Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi

Working as an award winning professional media artist, filmmaker, and the Creative Director of Nur Films, a one stop creative and production firm. Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi has to date directed over 400 projects ranging from experimental art instillation and documentary work to broadcast commercial, music videos, and episodic series programs, as well as a slew of short films. Ramin is inspired by all that is visually stunning, and stories not often told.

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Director Statement

This is a personal documentary that comes from having a culturally challenging name while living in the monolith that is North America. The film deals both with how a name can affect a person’s development as well as the nature of names in our society. The threw line of the film starts with a background into the filmmaker’s personal experience but then shifts in focus once the filmmaker is tasked with a new and unexpected name related challenge.