Persian Magic
Art Group

   

Sam Degani (Hesam Dehghani)

Writer, Director, Producer


Born:
September 17, 1977 in Tehran, Iran

Mobile: +1-213-2154015
email:
sam@PersianMagicArtGroup.com

              

 Summary:

Award winning freelance filmmaker with more than a decade experience in arts and entertainment industry and collaborations in successful international projects.

 Skills:

- Extensive experience in writing, directing and editing
- Highly skilled at organizing, coordinating, scheduling and budgeting film production projects
- Expertise with supervising team and leading other filmmakers
- Extensive experience in cooperating with international companies
- Proficient editor with skills in Premiere, Edius, Media Studio Pro, Velocity, Video Toaster and FCP.
- Working knowledge of Chromakey, Blue Screen and Virtual Studio
- Familiar with 3D animation software (Kinetix 3D Studio Max)
- Excellent knowledge in computer graphic and video applications (Video Conversion, DVD Authoring and Subtitling tools)

 Education & Training:

     2003: ‘Non-Linear Editing and Broadcast Equipment’ – Leitch Headquarter (Bracknell, United Kingdom)
2002: ‘Writing and Directing’ – with Mr. Ebrahim Hatamikia
2001: ‘Lighting Techniques and Video Signals’ – IRIB Training Center
2000: BS in Computer Engineering – Iran University of Science & Technology

 Latest Awards:

     2016: “Train Station”, Best Feature Film, Kansas International Film Festival Film Festival, USA
2016: “Train Station”, Special Jury Award, Film Festival Kosova, Bosnia & Herzegovina
2016: “Five Senses of Art”, Best Newcomer, The 9th International Riga Tourism Film Festival, Latvia
2016: “Train Station”, Best Feature Film, Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, USA
2012: “CollabFeature’s The Owner”, The Most Innovative Platform, German IPTV Awards, Germany

 Memberships:

- Permanent member of Iran’s House of Cinema since 2001
- Member of the Director's Guild in Iran's ‘Young Cineaste House’ since 2001

 Filmography:

 Feature Film

Train Station (2017 – 95 minutes)
Writer/Director (Iran Segment)/Lead Producer
Producer: CollabFeature, USA

 

TV Series

The Comet (2017 – 15 x 3 minute Short Films)
Project Manager (Short Film Section)
Producer: IRIB Channel 4, Iran

A Billion to One (2016 – 12 x 45 minute Episodes)
Director (Iran Segment)/Lead Producer
Producer: CollabFeature, USA

 

Documentary

Hurmoz (2016 – 32 minutes)
Director
Producer: Dolphin Seir Qeshm Travel Ajency, Iran

IRU’s eTIR Movie Project (2016 – 30 minutes)
Director (Iran Segment)/Producer
Producer: IRU, Switzerland

Five Senses of Art (2015 – 21 minutes)
Writer/Director
Producer: Persian Magic Art Group, Iran

     Softwaring Hard (2014 – 60 minutes)
Second Unit Director/Producer
Producer: Porcovete Pictures, Canada

     The Island of the Seven Wonders (2012 – 20 minutes)
Writer/Director/Editor
Producer: Qeshm Free Zone Organization, Iran

     Pirates of the Indian Ocean (2012 – 34 minutes)
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
Producer: IRIB CH.1, Iran

Forex: Dream to Reality (2011 – 30 minutes)
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
Producer: IRIB CH.3, Iran

Stuxnet: Cyberwar (2011 – 33 minutes)
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
Producer: IRIB CH.1, Iran

You Have Won 9 Million Dollars!
(2011 – 35 minutes)
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
Producer: IRIB CH.3, Iran

 

Short Film

     The Sin (2012 – 4 minutes)
Director/Editor
Producer: Neelos Production, USA

One Damn Degree (2010 – 18 minutes)
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
Producer: Persian Magic Art Group, Iran

Hypnotism (2004 – 27 minutes)
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
Producer: Persian Magic Art Group, Iran

The Last Night on the Earth (2002 – 27 minutes)
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
Producer: Persian Magic Art Group, Iran

Virtual World
(2001 – 13 minutes)
Writer/Director
Producer: IRIB, Iran

     Conjure (2000 – 14 minutes)
Writer/Director /Editor
Producer: IUST Film Center, Iran

The Incredible Story of the Computer Campus (1999 – 43 minutes)
Writer/Director /Editor
Producer: IUST Film Center, Iran

 

Music Video

     The Comet (2017 – 2 minutes)
Curator/Director
Producer: IRIB Channel 4, Iran

     Drop is the Sea (2016 – 2 minutes)
Curator/Director
Producer: IRIB Channel 4, Iran

     On the Road to Rio! (2014 – 48 minutes)
Director (Iran Segment)
Producer: Circus Publicis, Mauritius

     Deldadeh by Shahrokh Razaghi (2012 – 4 minutes)
Director/Editor
Producer: Rokh Studio, Iran

     The Clip for the Closing Ceremony of the 20th Fajr Theater Festival (2001 – 9 minutes)
Director/Editor
Producer: Fajr Theater Office, Iran

 

 

Animation:

     I’m Bigger Than… (2005 – 4 minutes)
Director/Editor
Producer: Persian Magic Art Group, Iran

     An Skeleton in Black (2001 – 7 minutes)
Director/Editor/Producer
Producer: Persian Magic Art Group, Iran