The Shepherd

A theater group for people with disabilities is currently rehearsing in preparation for their evaluation day. Two hours before the review, they realize that the actor playing the shepherd character hasn't shown up. Maysam makes an effort to take on the role of the shepherd instead.

  • Mehrshad Ranjbar
    "Talker" 2021
  • Mehrshad Ranjbar
    "Talker" 2021
  • Mojgan Raygan
  • Reza Fatollahipour
  • Nader Sadeghi
    Key Cast
  • Sam Dadkhah
    Key Cast
    "Hossein "
  • Reza Zamani
    Key Cast
  • Mojgan Raygan
    Key Cast
    "Sadeghi "
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    71,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Pars University of Architecture and Art
Director Biography - Mehrshad Ranjbar

Mehrshad Ranjbar was born on February 28, 2000. He is a student of dramatic literature and has gained recognition as a filmmaker. His first film, titled "Talker" is a silent film that won the Tirana Award and five other awards, and was selected for the Tampere Film Festival, among more than 30 other festival presentations. Recently, he directed his second film called "The Shepherd" (Choupan).

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Director Statement

In the short film "The Shepherd" ten disabled actors portray characters, and we dedicated approximately one year to rehearsing for this film. Throughout this year, as the writer and director, my perspective towards the disabled community underwent significant transformation. I endeavored to bring about a similar shift in perspective for my audience as well.