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CRUSHER is a social story of a fired laborer who used to work in a stone crusher plant. His life gets in crisis as a result of the rumors about war and the rise of dollar currency. Eventually, he decides to do something with lasting effects.
The short film, CRUSHER, is the story of a man who is bogged down in his life while the smooth pace of the film is actually the calm before the strom.

  • Arshia Zeinali
  • Arshia Zeinali
  • Shabnam Madadi
  • Arshia Zeinali
    Key Cast
  • Saba Mahdavi
    Key Cast
  • Mohammad Hosein Gholizade
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    سنگ شکن
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Geelong International Film Festival
    December 22, 2019
    World Premier
    Winner / Best Sound and Score
  • Salt House Creative Film Festival
    January 5, 2020
    WINNER / Best Shortfilm
  • Independent Shorts Awards International Film Festival / USA
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 6, 2020
    Winner / Best Actor
Distribution Information
  • Cinema Perspective
    Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Director Biography - Arshia Zeinali

Arshia Zeinali : 
Iranian Actor & Short film maker. 
Bachelor of directing theater of Soore Art University of Tehran. 
Cinema and Theater , Playwriter , Shortfilmswriter , Theater and Cinema director.

Filmography (Director) :
1-Good, Bad, Ugly / 7min
2-A Beautiful Mind / 3min
3-Masquage /12 min
4-From Left to Right /6min
(WINNER)Global Film Festival Awards/USA
5-Hypnotism /9min
(WINNER) International Peace & Film Festival/USA
6-At First Sight /3min
7-Karma /12min
1- ( Winner)III Festival CINE ANIMAL Bogotá/Colombia
2-(Finalist) Rieti & Sabina Film Festival/ ITALY
3-(Finalist) On Air Festival/ ITALY
4-(Finalist) Davies International Film Festival / USA
8-In Perspective / 12min
1-( WINNER) Queen Palm International Film Festival/USA
2-(WINNER/Best Actor) 12th Iranian Film Festival /USA
3-(Nominated for Best Actor) Luleå Film Festival/ Sweden
4-(WINNER) Carnival The Haunted Pamlico Film Festival/ USA
9-Doomsday Clock / 2min
10-Crusher / 9min
1-(Winner/Best Sound and Score) Geelong International Film Festival /Australia
2-(Winner/Best Short Film) Salt House Creative Film Festival / Australia
3-(Winner/Best Actor) Independent Shorts Awards International Film Festival / USA
4-(Winner) Fly Film Festival / USA

Filmography (Writer) :
1-Moon and Fishes
3-Gloomy Sunday
8-The Place of The Pomegranate Tree

Filmography (Actor) :
1-Exam by Saeed Motarassed
2-A Bottlr Of Milk by Amirreza Amjadi
3-Periodicity by Ali Khoshdouni
4-Good, Bad, Ugly by Mohammadreza Alipour
4-Mother by Hashem Tohidi
5-Oblivion by Ali Barari
6-Forbidden Hunting by Hassan Mohajer
7-UTOPIA by Alimohammad Eghbaldar
8-Ring by Navvab Mahmoudi

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Director Statement

Imagine a world where there is nothing about oil and war, and instead there is peace and freedom.