Baset Zandi


Baset Zandi

/ Director

Born May 26, 1988

My Story

Baset Zandi is an Iranian writer and filmmaker, published 2 Novels and works as an art editor for an art journal in Iran. He has written several screenplays so far. Also published some literature and philosophical papers in local journals. He’s going to make the second short film.

Short Film: Mother Land

Motherland refers to the “Promised Land” and is a metaphor for David’s return (‎as the savior of mankind in subtext). However, he finds that in his absence everything has changed, and everything seems to be lost. ‎

The film opens with David having woken from a coma. He’s had a nightmare about his mother’s ‎death. He leaves the hospital to find his mother. However, it’s been years and upon returning home, she is not there. ‎His sister, “Sarah”, has sent him on a ‎fool’s errand and does not give him a clear answer to their mother’s absence. ‎

Eventually, “Djalal”, his stepfather, tells David his ‎mother is dead. David overhears Djalal speaking with his sister and the awful truth is revealed.



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  • Baset zandi
  • Baset zandi
  • Pedram zamani
    Key Cast
  • Yeganeh Mamourian
    Key Cast
  • Hosein Ahmadi
    Key Cast
    “Djalal (Dajjal)”

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Ewperimental
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • Lost River Film Festival
    San Marcos, Texas
    United States
    October 17, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Skipetown Playhouse International Film Festival
    Skipetown Los Angeles
    United States
    October 23, 2019
    Official Selection
Hope never dies.

My Filmography

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My Award

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