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Desert Lullabies

Desert Lullabies is a fairy tale, set in war-torn Iran, that follows the story of Tara, a 7-year-old girl who has to find the courage to flee.

  • Cosmo Monely Soltani
  • Cosmo Monely Soltani
  • Katrelle N. Kindred
  • Vida Ghahermani
    Key Cast
  • Ariana Molkara
    Key Cast
  • Shila Ommi Vosough
    Key Cast
  • Rosa Rojas
    Key Cast
  • Alex Hamid Nayini
    Key Cast
  • Genres:
    Magical Realisim, Fiction, Autobiographical, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 22, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • DGA Best Student Directing Award
Director Biography - Cosmo Monely Soltani

Cosmo M. Soltani is a writer, director, producer and educator. Soltani creates narrative and documentary films and has screened their work in festivals nationally and internationally. Soltani has also been involved in curating, programming and consulting for production companies and film festivals around the globe. Soltani was the recipient of Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Frankenheimer Fellowship for Best Directing and was awarded the USC Lambda Association LGBTQI Awareness Prize for their film Of Truth A Canvas. As an Iranian-American, queer, immigrant storyteller, Soltani’s work is informed by the intersections of their identities and communities.
Soltani completed an MFA in Film & TV Production from University of Southern California in 2014 and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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