Documentary films

I Was Born Yesterday (2014)

"I was born yesterday" is an observational documentary in which portrays day-to-day life of a young disabled man in Tehran with no comment. 

Director and Editor: Soudabeh Moradian

Director of photography: Mehdi Ganji

Sound: Arash Dianat

  • Won Best Documentary at Barcelona Planet Film Festival (Spain) 
  • European Film Festival (Russia) 
  • Spotlight Documentary Film Award (USA)
  • Official Selection of: Los Angeles CineFest (USA)
  • Sydney World Film festival, Roma Cinemadoc (Italy)


2012 - Burnt City
Burnt City is an experimental collage of different footage -- some shot in Los Angeles and some of folk dancing in the ruins of an archaeological site located in the southeastern part of Iran: a significant urban settlement from the Bronze Age called "Burnt City." The director has intertwined the LA footage and the original footage to create an internal poetic journey to Burnt City through image and sound editing.
Director: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographers: Amin Aslani, Soudabeh Moradian
Editor: Soudabeh Moradian
Song: Shirmohammad Espandar
Poem: Rumi
2012-USA


2011 - Making of "Susan's Remembrance"



- Making of' Directed / Shot and Edited by Soudabeh Moradian
- Screenplay / Produced by David Bianchi
- Written / Directed by Ryan LeMasters
- Co-Produced by Christina Jo'Leigh
- Starring: Kinga Philipps - David Bianchi - Christina DeRosa


2006 ~ 2009 - Doomsday Machine (Mashine Rooze Ghiamat)
This Documentary deals with the mentally disabled war veterans in one of the permanent sanatoriums in Tehran. One of them "Mahmood" is under an illusion that he has built a "doomsday machine" which can destroy the world by pressing a button.

-Nominated in DOCSDF international Film Festival (Mexico-2009)
-"A prize of honor" at Parvin Etesami Film Festival (Iran-2010)
-Official Selectionof Document 7-international human rights film festival (Scotland-2009) 
-Official Selection of UKIFF Film Festival (London -2010)


Producer, Director and Editor: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographers: Rosette Ghaderi, Soudabeh Moradian
Executive producer: Reza Elais Grami
Sound mixer: Reza Narimi zadeh


2007- Outspoken - Los Angeles
Documentary that focuses on both Veterans and civilians in Los Angeles that fight the American occupation of Iraq.

  

Associate producer: Soudabeh Moradian
Producer and Director: David Bianchi



2001 - Story of the land on ashes (Ghesseye Khake Sookhteh)
Along with demolition of Afghanistan by Taliban Forces and invasion of US army, there are vast immigration of people and emotional collapse of Afghani women.


- Official Selection of 20th Fajr Film Festival- Iran,18th international Short Film Festival- Iran and third week of Fourogh Film- Iran

Writer, Director and Editor: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographer: Rosette Ghaderi
Producers: Ali Ladoni, Azin Fazaeli



1999 - Mahin
MAHIN is a girl who was shocked when Iraq bombed Tehran. she is now mentally disabled and spends a lot of time in a hospital. This film is about her life and her family.



- A prize of honor at Kish documentary film festival-Iran- Official Selection of Iranian films in North America and Achieved the honorary Diploma in Vancouver
- Official Selection of other film festivals such as:
hamburg(Germany),Dresden(Germany),Ebenezer(Austria),borne(Czech Republic)

Writer and Director: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographers: Rosette Ghaderi, Farshad Mohammadi
Editor: Mehdi Asadi
Producer: Iranian Young Cinema Society- kelk-e- Khial company



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Documentary Series

2010 - With Iranian
Five short documentaries about successful Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles.

Producer and Director: Soudabeh Moradian


2009 - Les Chroniques D'Iran (chronicles of Iran)
Iranian director Soudabeh Moradian films the daily life of her country, as she sees it, as she lives it, without comment

Writer, Director and Editor: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographer: Mehdi Ganji
Producer: Anne-Florence Garnier (Arte TV)


2007- Voices Against Them
A different version of Outspoken: Los Angeles: Documentary series that focuses on both Veterans and civilians in Los Angeles that fight the American occupation of Iraq.

Directors: Soudabeh Moradian, David Bianchi
Cinematographer: Inigo Oleaga
Editor: Soudabeh Moradian
Producer: Ali Ladoni


2002 ~ 2003- Iranian Rural Women (II)(Zanani az Rousta)
Women's life and work in rural areas of Iran.



Writer and Director: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographers: Rosette Ghaderi, Amin Aslani, Farshad Mohammadi
Editors: Soudabeh Moradian, Amin Aslani, Afsaneh Asadi
Producer: Ali Ladoni



2001 - Green and being in love (Sabz Va Ashegh)
A documentary series about successful Iranian rural women

Writer, Director and Editor: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographer: Rosette Ghaderi
Producer: Ali Ladoni


2000 - Nexus
A Cultural TV Magazine

Directors: Soudabeh Moradian, Amir Pouria
Producer: Amir Hassan Nedaei


1997 - Rain for surviving (Baran Baraye Bagha)
About Rain and water in Iran

Writer and Director: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographer: Rosette Ghaderi
Editor: Mehdi Asadi
Producer: Ali Ladoni


1997 - Iranian Rural Wome (I) (Zanane Rousta)
Women's daily Life in rural areas of Iran.



Writer and Director: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographer: Rosette Ghaderi
Editor: Mehdi Asadi
Producer: Ali ladoni


1997- Discovering Iran
Documentary pieces of a multimedia called Discovering Iran

Writer, Director and Editor: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographer: Rosette Ghaderi

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Fiction

2014 - Polaris

"An Iranian-American war photographer and her husband, take refuge in their neighbor's house after a bomb is discovered in their apartment building. Secrets are revealed from night to dawn."

Producers: Christina Jo'leigh, Mahdi Davari
Executive Producers: Mahdi Davari, Bahram Radan, Soudabeh Moradian
Director: Soudabeh Moradian
Writers: Naghmeh Samini, Soudabeh Moradian
Line Producer: Christina Jo'leigh
Director of Photography: Pierluigi Malavasi
Sound Mixer: William B. Kaplan
Composer: Karen Homayunfar
Casting Director: Farrah West
Production Designer: Jennifer Williams
Costume Designer: Nicki Stewart
Script Supervisor: Lori Franklin-Garcia
Makeup Artist: Phoebe Dawson
Project Manager: Ali Bazel
Production Consultant: Justin Hogan
Production Coordinator: Allison Scott
Photographers: Lydia Mary Hicks, Darrin Van Gorder
Production Companies: Cinematic Artistry, Sahara Pictures
Cast: Bahram Radan, Alicja Bachleda, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, Elisabeth Rohm, Tasha Smith

Awards:
  • Won Best Feature at Culver City Film Festival (USA)
  • Won Best Feature at California Women Film Festival (USA)
  • Nominated for Best Director at California Women Film Festival (USA)
  • Nominated for Best Actress California Women Film Festival (USA)
  • Official Selection of CineIran (Toronto) and LA film Festival (Los Angeles)


2004- The Savage Sunflowers (Aftab Gardanhaye Vahshi)- Feature

Editor: Soudabeh Moradian

Director: Noor Mohammad Ashoori

Producer: Mohammad Ali Tavakoli

 


2003 - My name is tomorrow (Name Man Fardast)- TV Series
Short narrative pieces about the Iranian teenagers and their struggles in home and school.

Writer, Director and Editor: Soudabeh Moradian

Cinematographer: Salman Hamzeh pour, Rosette Ghaderi

Producer: Farideh Tonkaboni

 

 

 


1996 - The Last Survivor (Akharin Bazmandeh) - TV Series
Actress: Soudabeh Moradian
Director: Mehdi Ghassemi
Producer: IRIB


1996 - The Leader of Caravan (Ghafeleh Salar) - Short Film
The spiritual journey of a young carpet weaver.


 
Writer, Director and Editor: Soudabeh Moradian
Cinematographer: Arezoo Baradaran Ebrahimi
Producer: Soudabeh Moradian

Official Selection of Madrid Film Festival


1992- Cherry Garden (Bagh-e Guilas)- TV Series
Actress: Soudabeh Moradian
Director: Majid Beheshti
Producer: IRIB


1991- Summer's Children (Bachehaye Tabestan) - TV Series
Actress: Soudabeh Moradian
Director: Abbas Randjbar
Producer: IRIB

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Industrial and Commercial

Making number of documentaries for
- International Research Of Earth quack in Iran
- Ministry Of Health and Medical Education
- Tehran Urban&Suburban Railway Company
- Iran Khodro Industrial Group Company

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