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Persian Blue

An Iranian-Canadian textile artist finds solace in creating Persian Carpets in Canada while reflecting on her nostalgic memories of Iran.

  • Sam Mohseni
  • Sam Mohseni
  • Ramin Mohseni
  • Samira Messchian
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2021
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    Yes - The University of British Columbia
Director Biography - Sam Mohseni

Sam Mohseni is an emerging writer-director based in Vancouver, BC. Born and raised in Iran and coming from a musical background, Sam pursued filmmaking after emigrating to Canada.

During his undergraduate studies in the Film Production program at UBC Theatre and Film, Sam made two short narratives, “Saida” and “Poplife”, both of which dealt with issues of immigration and identity in North America. "Saida" was an award nominee for Best National Film at the University of Winnipeg Film Festival 2018 (UWpg), and "Poplife", a music-driven drama, was an official selection at Vancouver Short Film Festival 2020 and MENA Film Festival 2020.

"Maple at Night" is a short cultural documentary Sam made in China in two weeks as part of Looking China Filmmaking Project which turned out to be a Golden Lens Award winner for Best Film in 2018, the year he was also the recipient of North Shore Studios Scholarship in Film Production.

Sam was one of the selected participants in the 2019 edition of Vancouver International Film Festival’s Mentorship Program which provided Sam a major insight into Canada’s film industry. Wanting to continue exploring and depicting social and cultural issues in his work, particularly in relation to immigration, Sam is starting with a feature film that he’s developing as his thesis project for UBC’s MFA program.

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