Private Project

Crowded Village

Adam, who has been tortured and traumatized in Iran for his believes; dedicates his life to endless research for truth. His believes and curiosities drives him from Sweden to Germany, from one person to another. An endless battle about humans condition.

  • Jean Apa
  • Jean Apa
  • Mojtaba Bahadori
  • HoNo
  • Jean Apa
  • A.Luther
  • Hossein Golbacheh
  • Ghana Dosenko
  • Ravinder Sogi
  • Lisa D. Robin
    Set & Costume Designer
  • Jean Apa
  • Javad Safari
  • Ali Bagheri
    Poster Designer
  • Jean Apa
    Key Cast
  • Victoria Moralez
    Key Cast
  • Hossein Golbacheh
    Key Cast
    "Benji/Advocate/Swedish judge"
  • Niki Smith
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey
  • Language:
    English, German, Persian, Swedish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    La Jolla, CA 92039
    United States
    August 23, 2022
    Award winner of Recognition: Experimental
  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (SFFFF)
    San Francisco
    United States
    July 13, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jean Apa

Jean was born in an artistic environment where Art and Philosophy was the air to breath. He is being on stage since age of three beside his father who was Director-Play writer and he did his first acting in front of Cine Camera at the age of sixteen.
In 2010 during the shooting of a documentary about homosexuality in Iran he got arrested and being tortured for his believes and activities...
After some years of artistic silence in Sweden he moved to Berlin and started shooting his first feature fiction "Crowded Village" then continued the journey to Lisbon then Istanbul and finished it in Stockholm Sweden where he lives at the moment.
After a year in run of festivals, Jean edited a new Version of "Crowded Village" to to close it's file and move on to next project as producer wich was Awake; a short film directed by Joakim Paronen.
Next project was Editing and acting in first feature fiction of Joakim Paronen "Nålsögat" then continued the productive year by making a short film called "Is Anyone There?" as producer and director.
At the moment trying to find fond for the next Project.

Jean is world citizen carrying Swedish passport, but the bureaucratic world calls him Iranian/Swedish!

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Director Statement

In my world critical thinking and questioning is essential, as long as you don't question, there will be no process of changes no improvement...