Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Film Director and Producer


Synopsis of  the feature film "SUSAN":

SUSAN is a story of Love and War, a feature social drama film basically about a lady name Susan who lives in London, England with her family and loves them. She loses her husband in Afghanistan war. She suffers but she keeps her Love and hope alive. Susan is the symbol of love and kindness. She faces lots of challenges in her life, though she tries hard to keep this kindness and love, even in the very difficult situation she is facing. While she is alone,  full of pain and misery, one unexpected moment happens and this is just the beginning ! 


A film Directed by: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Screenplay written by: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Cinematographer: Jesse Mickel

Lighting Assistant: Karoli Czifra

Sound Recordist: Daniel Discombe

Production, Set & Costume Designer: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

1st Assistant director: Rozina Behrooz

Original Music Composer: George Palousis

Classical Vocalist: Debbie Delwynne

Still Photographer: Dean Wright

Locations Manager & Scouting: Anthony Millott

Edited by: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Executive Producer: Rozina Behrooz

Produced by: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Duration: 110 minutes

London, England, UK, 2018


Jennifer Preston, Mitchell Thornton,

Ville Loikkanen, Holly Lawton, Hannah Templeton-Cox, Christopher Mulvin,

Stephen Clark, Amanda Davidge, Brandon McConnell, Jennifer Roach.

Director’s point of view:

SUSAN is the story of Love and War. 

The story of Susan, a lady who lives in London, UK with full of love and hope. 

SUSAN is the story of the people who lives around us, who are psychologically suffering from a destructive war and this will overshadow their whole lives.

The story of those people who are participating in the war but are coming back with lots of mental issues that destroy their lives and family, though they look alive. In this case pure Love  brings huge peace.

Susan is a very loyal lady full of love who lives with her husband Paul and her daughter Lisa. She faces lots of challenges in her life, though she tries hard to keep this kindness and love, even in the very difficult situation she is facing. She suffers psychologically after losing her husband in Afghanistan war. We see different types of feelings in the film, from anti-war to pure love.

SUSAN’s story is universal, something worthy that we must see.

The film has an interesting message. 

SUSAN is a Modern Social Realism film about the people who look healthy physically but are destroyed mentally. They suffer from a deep pain and catastrophe that is caused directly by war.

I as the film director and producer have tried to bring those people’s story on the big screen, a movie with mixture of different feelings of Anti war and pure Love. 



Here is the Official Trailer of the feature film "SUSAN":





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