‘Aging out of his art form, a contemporary dancer is forced to deal with an unknown future while desperately trying to save a young friend from a life of crime echoing his own shady past.’

Synopsis 2: ‘drop’ is an indie feature about one man's struggle to seek redemption through the attempt of rescuing another. CLIP, thought he had left his old life behind and built himself a new one, but when the new life starts to fade, the old one comes back to collect a debt, metaphorically and literally. CLIP is set on a quest to save his younger self while faced with the unsettling potential his life may yet lead.

  • Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
    COWTOWN, NAME, VARIETY, Break Out, Can you hear me,
  • Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
  • Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
    Cowtown, NUR FILMS INC
  • Christopher Clare
    Key Cast
    COWTOWN, In Plain View, Chicano, Global Meltdown
  • Shemar Herbert
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 36 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
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    Black Magic URSA 12k
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Director Biography - Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi

Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi is an award winning Canadian BIPOC writer, producer and director. For over 17 years Ramin has amassed credits in over 600 projects ranging from commercial work, music video, short form and feature documentary as well as show-running 2 seasons of a sketch comedy VOD show and a slew of short narrative. 'drop' is Ramin’s debut feature narrative. Ramin is inspired by engaging stories not often told fused with images, stunning images not often shared.

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Director Statement

I wanted to tell a story I was comfortable with, showcasing talent I knew how to direct and was confident would shine on screen. Knowing the constraints of low budget indie filmmaking I set the film in a world I already knew and could get open access to. The lead role is played by a long time collaborator, dancer and actor Chris Clare, whom I wrote the film for playing to his strengths.
In a similar fashion I wanted to play to the strengths of indie filmmaking, adopting a raw and dirty camera style, playing with focus and movement to heighten tension and extract a gritty feel. My attempt was always to make a good indie film as opposed to try to make an indie film look like a blockbuster.
Another intention was to showcase a mostly black and BIPOC cast of unknown talent in a lesser celebrated segment of the arts scene, the dance community. Using fully choreographed dance sequences to propel the story and help develop characters. My intention was never to break from reality but to use dance to propel the story and amplify the mood as a way to rest and heighten the game of the film.
My objective was to make a film that tells a compelling story in an unconventional way that both engages and challenges the audience.