Halftone narrates the story of an isolated violinist who tries to stifle all the voices around him.

  • Hamideh Javadi
  • Hamideh Javadi
  • Hamideh Javadi
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    6 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Hamideh Javadi

As a self-shooting filmmaker and film scholar, I have acquired a diverse educational background. I completed my PhD in Cinematic Arts at Ulster University in the United Kingdom, specializing in the intricate aspects of the medium. Prior to that, I obtained a Masters degree in Animation from Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) in Tehran, Iran, where I honed my skills in the art of animated storytelling. Additionally, I hold a BA in Textile and Fashion Design.

Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to exploring improvisational and innovative approaches to filmmaking and storytelling. My focus lies particularly in the realms of experimental films and animation. By drawing inspiration from these paradigms, my aim is to create immersive and transformative cinematic experiences that transcend conventional boundaries. Through my work, I strive to construct liminal spaces that invite viewers to engage with films in a more nuanced and creatively stimulating manner.

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In the captivating world of “Halftone,” we follow the unsettling journey of a violinist. As the story unfolds, we witness his dictatorial tendencies. Fueled by an insatiable thirst for personal glory, he isolates himself from the outside world, retreating into a bubble of self-importance. Consumed by his own ambitions, he starts to suppress the voices of others, considering them nothing more than obstacles in his path to greatness.

“Halftone” is a powerful exploration of the allure of power. It delves into the complexity of human nature, shining a light on the dangers of monophonic societies where the echoes of dark ego, leave a dictator alone in a world he has constructed for himself.

“Halftone” serves as a cautionary tale, reminding us of the importance of diversity and pluralism and the preservation of individual voices within a harmonious collective. The film challenges its audience to confront the darkness that can lurk within us all, and to reflect on the choices we make as individuals and as members of a society.