Samir, a schoolteacher, struggles to cope with the incident that turned his life upside down.

Creative team

Writer: Soroush Hosseini
Directors: Dordaneh Dadui, Soroush Hosseini
Producers: Arya Taleghani, Dordaneh Dadui, Salar Pashtoonyar

Filmmaker’s statement

Redfish is a short film that digs deep into human lives.

When I read the script, I had this urge to put myself in the shoes of these complex characters whose lives takes a turn for the worse after a horrible car accident that resulted in human loss.

I wanted to show how resilient we are as human beings, as well as how fragile we can be.

Shooting Redfish was fun and challenging. As an independent filmmaker, we self-funded the production costs and shot it over the span of five days in numerous locations in Toronto.

About Dordaneh Dadui

Dordaneh Dadui

Dordaneh Dadui is an Iranian-Canadian filmmaker.

She graduated from Toronto Film School (diploma, film production) in 2013.

As an independent filmmaker, her short films Hope (2016), Forsaken (2015) and Resilience (2013) have been shown at national and international film festivals including the Toronto Urban Film Festival (Hope awarded best local film), ReelWorld Film Festival, Malmo Arab Film Festival (Sweden) and the Cinema Invincible Film Festival (US).

Dordaneh is currently in pre-production on her next short film, Seashore.

One comment

  1. Caroline

    Sounding good

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