Private Project


Two women meet at a bar, both struggling for an genuine tangible human connection in an increasingly artificial world.

  • Narges Mohebbi
  • Kali Nelson
  • Victor George Matak
  • Narges Mohebbi
  • Kali Nelson
  • Millicent Noren
    Key Cast
  • Marissa Raylene Burton
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 18, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,047 USD
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  • Canada
    August 25, 2016
Director Biography - Narges Mohebbi

Narges Mohebbi was born in 1995 in Iran, Tehran. She became interested in cinema as a story teller in her twenties when she noticed her life as a refugee traveler played an important role in enhancing her experiences in her personal life and artistic life which then rooted something profound in her soul that until this day it is the only thing that keeps her growing and going. The love and appreciation for Cinema navigated her to write, direct, and produce a short film called “Hold your head up and say no”, in 2015 which got her accepted at the Film Art Program of Langara Collage. Narges’s passion, motivation and dedication got her starting in the LCFA as a director. As school assignment she wrote, directed, shot, edited and analytically presented 4 short films in class, each within one-week of deadlines. Narges Mohebbi successfully collaborated with the writers, directors and actors of LCFA to produce and direct her short film called “Datezone”, which then was screened at the Pacific Cinematheque theatre of Vancouver BC, Canada in Spring 2016. During her school year at the LCFA, she had her hands on all the technical aspects of filmmaking. Narges took part in three film productions as AD, Key Grip, Costume and wardrobe supervisor, as well as producing and directing her own short film known as "Connect" by Kali Nelson. Narges completed her final term of the Langara College Film Arts Directing program and on the last days before the end of the program she wrote, produced, and directed a one minute call to action film for the VIFF refugee crisis contest.

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Director Statement

A woman (Kristin) shows up at a bar for a date with the lack of interest for the man but she does it only for the sake of a social interaction. At first she is lost and anxious until another woman (Ellie) shows up at the bar before her date and dares Kristin to live differently for a night. She is somewhat different than the other people at the bar. Ellie tries a lot to build a connection with Kristin through a conversation but she does not succeed until they share a childhood memory that they both had in common by noticing the hurricane threat news on the TV. This is when Kristin opens up to her self and to Ellie. Kristin’s need for a better life becomes identified by Ellie who then will dare her into socializing with others in the most daring way which breaks Kristin out of her shield and makes her become a daring and honest to self person. Kristin and Ellie feel themselves the way they truly want under their own skin when they Tango shamelessly, fearlessly, with joy and passion in the most tangible way possible.
In the era of advanced technology, being able to sit face to face sharing a tangible human moment, is daring.