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In a bloody war with ISIS, the burnt body of an American soldier was accidentally presented to a long awaiting Kurdish mother, while the real American soldier’s mother waits at San Diego’s navy base for a son that will never return.

  • Sepehr Mikaeilian
  • Sepehr Mikaeilian
  • Elaheh Azkari
  • Sepehr Mikaeilian
  • Faramarz Vaziri
  • Maryam Boubani
    Key Cast
    "Nane Gilas"
  • Dimen Zandi
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    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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    Iran, Islamic Republic of, United States
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  • Sepehr Mikaeilian
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Director Biography - Sepehr Mikaeilian

Sepehr Mikaeilian is an Iranian-born filmmaker living in New York City. He started his studies in performing arts at the Iranian National Radio and Television Academy and later majored in Theatrical Arts at the College of Art and Architecture at the Open University of Iran.

For the past decade Mikailian has been active in various aspects of production in Iranian cinema not only as assistant director and producer, but also as cinematographer, videographer and actor. His production experience exceeds 20 feature films including assistant to Bahman Ghobadi in No One Knows About Persian Cats and Rhino Season and production coordinator for over 15 documentaries for Iranian and international venues such as Aljazeerah English, ARTE and Canal Plus.
Mikaeilian began directing and producing his first documentary upon migrating to the US in 2010. Seasonless is his first narrative short film which he shot in the .U.S and Iran.

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Director Statement

My generation of youth has evolved from a catastrophic war that lasted 8 long years and has tarnished the livelihood of millions in the shadow of fear and despair. The outcome of this meaningless war and savage acts orchestrated by political movements are nothing but vast lands of cemeteries filled with tombs of innocent soldiers and patriots. The recent heightened tensions between the United States and Iran reminds me of the same drum rolls of war that will burn and destroy another generation of youth on both sides. In the game of war, one cannot differentiate between the good guys or the bad guys, and frankly, it does not really matter. The ultimate sacrifice is made by innocent human beings while politicians on both sides are fulfilling their ego and meaningless agenda. While every war comes to an end, we will witness awaiting mothers for their loved ones to come back home, and unfortunately, these waiting journeys will turn into agony and nightmare as countless soldiers will never return. We cannot change the past, but we can secure a future for our next generations. If we want to mend the past someday, humanity must unite as one. As a quote by Albert Einstein, "the world is a dangerous place to live, not because of people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it".