Just a few hours to a massive asteroid impact located in Tehran, a volunteer rescuer meets a man who's decided not to leave the city.

  • Khashayar Rahimi
    28 Percent Pure, Captured
  • Khashayar Rahimi
    28 Percent Pure, Captured
  • Khashayar Rahimi
    28 Percent Pure, Captured
  • Mozhgan Zarreh
    Captured, Tryout Zone
  • Pezhman Yavari
    Key Cast
  • Khashayar Rahimi
    Key Cast
    Rangan 99, Captured
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Image Film Festival
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    February 28, 2017
    Best Short Film Honorary Award
  • Nahal Film Festival
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    July 6, 2017
    Best Best Short Film (-15 Minutes)
Distribution Information
  • XXII
    Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Khashayar Rahimi

Khashayar (born in Tehran, 1994) is a cinematography student at Art university of Tehran. He started making stop-motion short films and then continued to work on low-budget amateur live-action projects. His recent short film "28 Percent Pure" has been screened at more than 20 festivals around the world and won two international awards.

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Director Statement

Apophis started as an idea for a feature film. The main story was about a man who decides to stay in an abandoned city which is close to a massive asteroid impact. His encounter with a rescuer leads them to discuss the very nature of surviving, life and death. The movie was supposed to be at least 70 minutes with a lot more side characters and stories.
As I was working on my final BA project, I decided to shot a shorter version of what I had in mind. Apophis is now a 13-minute long film that has an essence of the main story and takes place in the same space with the same main characters.