WUTHERING HEIGHTS

This short animation is an adaptation of the classic Emily Brontë novel. It starts with the main male character, sitting on his bed playing with a slingshot as he suddenly jumps from the sound of a girl laughing, excitedly searching for her, and this is where the twilight zone begins.

  • Shirin Ashtari
    Writer
  • Shirin Ashtari
    Producer
  • Aftab Darvishi
    Original Music
    Schuld een roadmovie naar andermans geluk, Synchronized, The Fortune in the Throat, Today and Tomorrow
  • Shirin Ashtari
    Director
  • Behrooz Shahamat
    SOUND DESIGN
    The Dance of the Horses The Dance of the Horses, A Moment
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    بلندیهای بادگیر
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • UNIVERSAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Kansas
    United States
    BEST ANIMATION
  • Sicily International Short League
    Sicily
    Italy
    SEMI FINALIST
  • Portsmouth International Film Festival
    Portsmouth, England
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Cardiff International Film Festival
    Cardiff, Wales
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Conway Film Festival
    Conway
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF)
    Pafos Neapolis
    Cyprus
    Official Selection
  • Athens Animfest
    Athens
    Greece
    Special mention
  • Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest
    Rome
    Italy
    June 26, 2018
    WINNER
  • CosmicFilmFestival
    Orlando, Florida
    United States
    June 17, 2018
    Finalist
Director Biography - Shirin Ashtari

Once upon a time I fell in love with animation and that's how the story began.
I always enjoyed watching animated characters movements, most of the times they where enchanting and I knew I had to start something that would some how express my feelings, from high school I started to draw all kinds of characters from fan arts to
portrait of my family and friends, and after that I got interested in digital animating, and that was the time I felt the need of proper academic education in all aspects of this genre, so I took the animation exam and commenced my academic life.
"Wuthering Heights" is my first professional animation which I will always treasure it, I'm aiming high in my career and and moving forward is the first rule I learned in Animation.

CV:
MA in Animation, graduated 2017 from soore art university of Tehran.
filmography:
Wuthering Heights (2017)

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Director Statement

“Wuthering Heights”
Shirin Ashtari [b. 1981, Tehran, Iran]
“Wuthering Heights” is my first Animation as a director.
It also has the honor of being the first Animation adaptation of Emily Bronte’s masterpiece.
I presented the film, as the practical production of my MA thesis in Animation Directing in soore University,
The journey that had started many years ago when I first read the book, drove my feelings to give life and animate the passion that I always been through since that time.
Although, the making budget wasn’t huge, Wuthering Heights has managed to be an award winner and nominated for prizes and awards several times.