Iranian starlet Zar Amir-Ebrahimi (Tehran Taboo, Morgen sind wir frei) is set to star in Iranian-Australian writer-director Noora Niasari function movie directorial launching, Shayda.

Amir-Ebrahimi is set to play a young Iranian mom who discovers sanctuary in an Australian womens shelter with her six-year-old child throughout Nowrooz, the Iranian New Year. The movie will see the mom and child seek their liberty with the aid of the shelters strong neighborhood, all set to go into a brand-new world of possibilities, though they are just met the very same violence that they were trying to leave. In addition to Amir-Ebrahimi, the cast will likewise consist of Osamah Sami (Ali’s Wedding event), Leah Purcell (The Drovers Better Half: The Legend of Molly Johnson), Mojean Aria (The Enforcer), Jillian Nguyen (Ended), and Rina Mousavi (Alexander) in starring functions. Amir-Ebrahimi is presently participating in the Cannes Movie Celebration with Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider which is evaluating In Competitors.


Niasari is a renowned and acclaimed writer and director, having actually been chosen for Best Short Movie at the Melbourne International Movie Celebration (MIFF) in 2015 for her short movie Simorgh and once again in 2017 for Waterfall. She has actually likewise won the Best Director Documentary at the Beirut International Movie Celebration for the 2011 short movie Beirut, Under the Bridge​​​​​​. She likewise composed and directed the 2020 short Tâm. Production is arranged to start on July 11 in Australia.

Heads of production on Shayda will consist of cinematographer and Niasari’s closest partner Sherwin Akbarzadeh (Stories From Oz). The movie is likewise produced by Vincent Sheehan (The Hunter, Jasper Jones, Animal Kingdom, Tradition) through his brand-new production business Origma 45. Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton, and Coco Francini at Dirty Movies (Apples, Carol, Little Fish) are executive manufacturers. “Shayda is a powerful, timely, and important story to be telling and Nooras unique Iranian/Australian voice as a director will be a potent combination,” Sheehan commented. “I am enjoyed be dealing with such a quality stable of manufacturers and market partners with a shared enthusiasm and dedication to backing Noora and her story.”

Filthy Movies likewise supplied a declaration about the movie, stating, “We initially experienced Noora’s skill seeing her short movies, The Phoenix and Tâm. We were blown away by her exact, emotionally-driven filmmaking and her capability to extract gripping efficiencies. We are delighted to be working together with Vincent once again to assist Noora meet her vibrant and unique vision for Shayda.”

The movie got significant production financial investment from Screen Australia in association with The 51 Fund and was funded with assistance from VicScreen and the MIFF Best Fund, while regional circulation in Australia and New Zealand will be managed by Madman Home entertainment and HanWay Movies has actually come on board to manage worldwide sales and circulation, UTA Independent Movie Group is representing the U.S. sale. Caitlin Gold, Lindsay Lanzillotta, Naomi McDougall Jones, Lois Scott, and Nivedita Kulkarni likewise function as executive manufacturers on behalf of the 51 Fund.

Screen Australia’s Head of Material Grainne Brunsdon stated; “Rising talent Noora Niasari has created a well-crafted script, vibrant characters, and an authentic world and Screen Australia is delighted to support her debut feature through development and into production. Shayda offers a unique perspective on a story with universal themes of survival and the cost of freedom.”

Shayda does not have a release date or release window presently revealed.