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2023 | In Festivals

Director, Editor, EP

At the height of the Iran-Iraq war, Caroline takes a car ride with her father to the Iranian countryside.


"Best Live Action Short Film" Oscar® qualifying - St. Louis International Film Festival

"Youth Jury Award" - Aspen Shortsfest

"Official Selection" - Clermont-Ferrand Int'l Short Film Festival

"Official Selection" - Palm Springs ShortFest

"Official Selection" - Indy Shorts Film Festival

"Official Selection" - Hollyshorts Film Festival

"Official Selection" - The Future of Film Is Female

"Official Selection" - MENA Film Festival

"Best Director Award" - Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival

"Best Global Short: Rocking the Cradle of Civilization" - SCAD SavannahFilm Festival| 

Writer: Ava Lalezarzadeh

Director: Julia Elihu

Producers: Ava Lalezarzadeh & Julia Elihu

EP: Daniel Jewel

Production Coordinator: Jy Prishculnik

DP: Freddie Whitman

1st AC: Mario Hernandez

2nd AC: Sofia Lochner

Key Grip: Carlos Gonzales

G&E: Tommy Schneckenberger

Composers: Yousef Yaqub & Jake Richardson

Sitar/Mandolin Player: Jake Richardson

Colorist: Dylan Hageman

Edit/Sound: Julia Elihu

Thank You: NFFTY, Rayka Zehtabchi, Sam Davis, Gabe Gaurano, Jason Phillips

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