Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Film Director and Producer

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Synopsis of the fiction film "The Prisoner": 

"Sonny and Dub once shared a cell together. Now Sonny is a free man keeping his life as simple and care free as possible. While Dub is on Death Row and sentenced to be executed in a matter of days, Sonny comes to visit Dub one last time. Dub has a last request - a dying request that hopes to entrust Sonny with."

The Prisoner is a short fiction film directed by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh in 2013, based on a short story that was written by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh. It has participated in several major international film festivals, including the Montreal World Film Festival and East Lansing Film Festival. Although the movie is based in Florida, it was totally shot in St. Marys Georgia. It won Best Short Film Award and Best Supporting Actor Award at Hollywood CineRocKom International Film Festival, and won Honorable Mention Jury Award at Indie Fest USA International Film Festival. It also became a nominee for Best Director at Hollywood CineRocKom International film festival as well as Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor at Red Dirt International Film Festival. The film has been discussed in some of local Newspapers and Magazines and participated at several International Film Festival including "Montreal World Film Festival 2013".

Cast and Crew:

Directed by: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Screenplay Written by: Sharon Y. Cobb

Story Written by: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Script Supervisor: Roohangize Shams

1st Assistant Director: Rozina Behrooz

Cinematographer: Peter Stahl

Edited by: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

1st AC: Faith Bennett

Grip: Don Schaffer, Steven Shotola

Sound: David Peterson, Kurt Peterson

Producer: Kim Murray

Lyric Vocalist: Karine pied Navabi

Duration: 20 minutes, USA, 2013

Cast: Paul Bathen, Ryan Murray, Scott J. Smith

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Here is the link of full short fiction film "The Prisoner":

The Official Poster of the fiction film "The Prisoner"

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