Daniel Bornstein

Daniel Bornstein

THE PHOENIX (2014)
Drama / 23:00 / HD / Farsi (English Subtitles)

Written & Directed by Nora Niasari
Produced by Alexandra George & Sally Storey
DOP Sherwin Akbarzadeh
Production Designer Jaz Tweedale
Editor John Erasmus, Nora Niasari
Sound Designer Livia Ruzic

An exiled Iranian actor teaches drama to teenagers inside an Australian detention centre. Starring acclaimed pre-revolution Iranian actor Manouchehr Farid in his first acting role in 35 years.

Awards
2014 VCA Graduate Film Awards | Cinema Nova Award for Best Potential for Theatrical Distribution — Winner
2014 VCA Graduate Film Awards | Best Achievement in Directing (Postgraduate) — Nominated
2014 VCA Graduate Film Awards | Best Masters Narrative Production — Nominated
2015 Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Student Film — Nominated

Festivals
2015 64th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Official Selection, Accelerator Program
2015 4th Persian Film Festival, Sydney
2015 14th International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy
2015 Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival
2015 12th Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona
2016 14th Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh

Daniel Bornstein

Daniel Bornstein