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Best Feature Film Award for "Trauma: The Darkest Side"

June 03, 2021

"Trauma: The Darkest Side" directed by Hesam Dehghani won the Best Feature Film Award from the 7th Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival (ACDCIFF) in Belgium. The festival took place from May 24 to 31 in Brussels and short films, animations and feature films competed for the award in various categories.

Trauma: The Darkest Side is the first feature film by Hesam Dehghani and it consists of 5 episodes, each about one of the negative human feelings: Despair, Temptation, Guilt, Doubt and Anger.


May 14, 2021

After finishing the first filming in Persepolis for one episode of the famous UNEARTHED documentary TV series, we received another exciting offer to produce a longer version of the film, 90 minutes this time.

WindFall Films (based in London) sent us the full shooting script and we wrapped filming during the second week of April and sent all the rushes (ground and aerials) to the post production house in UK. The film will be broadcast on Science TV and Discovery Channel in  2021.

Like the first production, we managed to obtain all permissions for shooting in the desired locations (including Persepolis Museum and Inventory, with items never seen before).

Now you can watch the full episode (42 min) online on YOUTUBE or Science Channel.


December 18, 2020

We just wrapped filming of the Persepolis episode of UNEARTHED 5 documentary TV series in various locations of Fars province.

We filmed all footage (General shots, aerials, interviews,...) in some of the most famous Iran's historic sites, i.e. Persepolis, Pasargadae and Naqsh e Rostam.

WindFall Films based in London is the producer of this TV series and Science TV (Discovery) will broadcast it in early 2021.

We handled all steps in pre-production and production tasks and sent the footage to the production company in London for post-production phase.

Our First Feature Film

August 12, 2020

After about one year, and facing the CoVid-19 pandemic, we are really excited to announce that Persian Magic's first feature film"Trauma: The Darkest Side" is now getting very close to its release.

The film is a thriller/drama movie, about five human negative feelings: Despair, Temptation, Guilt, Suspicion and Anger.

PMAG Among Top Video Companies 2021

February 11, 2021

We are excited to learn that Persian Magic Art Group is listed among the Top Video Production Companies in 2021.

Design Rush, is a modern platform which helps professionals to find companies by their expertise in various categories.

"TRAUMA": in More Festivals

July 20, 2020

We are truly happy that TRAUMA has been selected in more film festivals and received several nominations:

2020: Salto International Fear & Fantasy Film Festival, Uruguay
2020: DetectiveFest, Russia
2020: Tlanchana Film and Digital Art Festival, Mexico
2020: Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival, Canada
2020: Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Argentina
2020: Hollywood Venus Awards, Turkey
2020: Horror Movie Awards, USA
2020: Kalakari Film Festival, India

"TRAUMA": in Two Festivals

March 14, 2020

We are happy to announce that our short film Trauma has been accepted for the main competition section of Salto International Fear & Fantasy Film Festival (NOX Film Fest), which took place in January in Uruguay.

Also, Trauma will be screened in Moscow in April, as part of the short film competition section of DetectiveFest.

You can now watch the official teaser trailer for TRAUMA here.

TRAUMA is a short film based on actual events; A horrible story that happened in the streets of Tehran...

"ُSISTERS APART" in Berlinale 2020

February 8, 2020

We are very excited to announce that our latest international collaboration "SISTERS ABOART, a film by Daphne Charizani, will be screened in this year's Berlinale film festival.

"Rojda, a German soldier and native Kurd, volunteers for a mission to train female Kurdish soldiers in Iraq to fight ISIS. No one must know that she is actually looking for her missing sister."

We provided some post-production services to this amazing movie and we worked directly with the director and the producer (Martin Hampbell). Also, Maryam Boobani, the famous Iranian actress, has a main role in this movie.

Producing a Film for Flying Ryan Hawks

July 18, 2019

We just completed the shooting of a documentary film in the heights of Gilan Province.

The film, shows the efforts of Saeed Zaroori, a young disabled man, for reaching the 2700 meters peak of Dorfak in Gilan Province, Iran. He climbs the mountain along his friends with his wheelchair.

The film is in Post-Production but you can watch a short teaser trailer HERE.

We produced the film for Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation, based in the USA.

Collaborating with Alaska TV

June 02, 2019

We successfully wrapped filming the necessary scenes in various locations of Tehran for the UK based company Alaska TV.

They needed some footage for their upcoming documentary film and we filmed all shots on their behalf in Tehran. The locations included Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Emamzadeh Saleh (a famous mosque), Golestan Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and other places. We used the same camera and lens as theirs (Sony FS7 ii) and delivered the footage to the producers before the deadline.

Persian Magic Among DesignRush's Top Video Production Companies!

March 17, 2019

"Break A Nail" is a series, produced by ZoomIn TV (based in The Netherlands), about girls around the world who have broken through the stereotypes and had successful in hard sports. The film has been shot in several countries (including Iran, Russia, Italy, Spain, Argentina,...) and depicts women who practice Muay Thai, Bodybuilding, Sword Fighting, Football and... .

We shot one segment of this amazing film in Iran with Narges Mahmoudi, a wrestler and wrestling coach, who is one of the first girls who could officially practice wrestling (and be a champion) in Iran.

You can watch the entire segment here:

Break A Nail (Iran Segment) Wrapped!

February 24, 2019

We just wrapped shooting the Iran Segment of the documentary film Break A Nail in Tehran.

It's a series of films produced by ZoomIn TV (based in Netherlands) about girls around the world who have broken through stereotypes and proved that they are not inferior to men, even in hard sports. In the Iran segment of this film, we see a female wrestling champion and wrestler coach in Tehran who could conquer all obstacles and make her dream come true.

Official Selection: "Five Senses of Art" in InShort Film Festival, Lagos

December 11, 2018

Our short documentary film "Five Senses of Art" just received another festival selection and will be screened in the official competition section of InShort Fillm Festival which takes place 27-29 December 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Pre-Production Starts: "TRAUMA"

November 10, 2018

We are very excited to announce that we just started pre-production of our newest short film "Trauma", a thriller written by Hesam Dehghani.

Trauma is the story about a young girl who is followed by a motorcycle riding man. The story changes when she accidentally goes into a dark quiet alley... .

We plan to shoot in early December and the film will be released in 2019.

Documentary Film Wrapped in Tehran

October 28, 2018

We just wrapped the production of the Iran-segment of the documentary film for Deutsche Welle TV Channel in Tehran.

We started the production in August and since it required heavy research, the production took 3 months to be finally wrapped. The post production has already started and the film will be released in 2019.

Pre-Production Starts: "GHOST LAKE"

October 08, 2018

We are very excited to announce that we have started pre-production of our newest project: a short film written by Hesam Dehghani, which will be shot in a unique location!

We plan to start shooting in 3 weeks and the film will be ready in early 2019.

Stay tuned for more information!

Watch "Kingdom Come"!

August 24, 2018

"Kingdom Come" a documentary film about one of the biggest mysteries in the human history is now available for purchase or watching online!

The film has been shot in several countries, including Iran, and we are honored to be a part of this project by providing all the production services for the Australian filmmaker, Kyle Vincent.

Check out the official website and if interested, buy the DVD or watch it online on the OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

Watch the trailer here:

Production Services in New Regions!

July 02, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that from July 10th, Persian Magic will offer production services in new regions: Armenia, Georgia and Turkey.

So in addition to Iran, if you plan to produce all or parts of your project in any of these countries, we can provide all kinds of production services for you. From producing the whole film to providing assistance, you can rely on our professional team for your international project.


"The Origin: Iran Segment" - Filming Completed

April 27, 2018

We are super happy to announce that the shooting of the Iran segment of the documentary TV Series "The Origin" has just been completed in Iran!

The film was ordered by The Educational Broadcasting System based in South Korea and we were filmed all the necessary shots on their behalf in Iran. We travelled to 9 cities and filmed in 10 different locations to cover all scenes based on the storyboards.

The Iran segment is about Qanats, a technology invented by Persians more than 3,000 years ago to bring out the water from underground in deserts.

You can watch the delivered footage vs. the received storyboard this video; and the entire episode here (in Korean).



Director: Hesam Dehghani
Director of Photography: SHahriyar Kavoosi
Sound: Mehran Behrouzinia
Assistant Camera: Abtin Jamshidpour
Aerial Filming: Mehran Behrouzinia
Production Manager: Milad Khaleghimanesh
Producer: Educational Broadcasting System (South Korea)

"The Box": Filming Completed

February 16, 2018

We just completed filming of our newest short film "The Box" in Tehran. It's a thriller/mystery film about a man who receives a box from a girl he used to love years ago... .

Below is some behind the scene photos:


Post Production will begin soon and the film will be ready in April 2018.


"The Core Project" Exhibition in Rua Red Gallery

November 09, 2017

We are so excited that we were a part of the collaborating project by Matthew Nevin. "The Core Project" was an ambitious artwork that was successfully exhibited in Dublin's Rua Red gallery and it is going to be screened in USA in 2018.

"The Core Project" is a large-scale installation of 144 videos from filmmakers across the globe. Each film shows a person answering a questions that he/she has not previously seen.

Hesam Dehghani filmed the segment for Iran and Darya Yaseri, the actress who has worked with Hesam in CollabFeature's latest web series "A Billion to One" answered the question.

"The Core Project" was very well received by audience and critics and they called it one of the most diverse projects of all time.

Read more about Matthew Nevin and The Core Projct here.

"Five Senses of Art" in Two More Festivals

August 10, 2017

The award-winning short documentary "Five Senses of Art" has been accepted in 2 more film festivals.

First, it was screened in the main competition section of Troia Handmade Documentary Film Festival. The festival took place from August 2 to 5 in the beautiful city of Troia (Italy).

The film has also been selected for the main competition section of Zagreb International TourFilm Festival which will take place from September 13 to 15 in Zagreb, Croatia.


Please check out this PAGE for more information about "Five Senses of Art", or check out its imdb page HERE.

Australian Filmmakers in Iran

July 15, 2017

In the last couple of months we were busy with pre-production of an amazing international film project about the ancient empires.

The film, directed by the Australian filmmaker Jared Vincent, was planned to be filmed in 4 countries: Greece, Italy, UK and Iran; and we, at Persian Magic, provided various services to the international team who travelled to Shiraz for filming. That included:

Obtaining Visas, Shoot Permits for all desired locations (including important historic sites), Fixing, Aerial Filming, Hiring Actress/Model, Transportation, Domestic Flights, Accommodation and managing the whole project in Iran. The result was so exciting and everything went as planned.


The film is in Post-Production phase now and will be released in November 2017.


February 5, 2017

Now you can watch our award-winning movie online!

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Upcoming Screenings

"TRAIN STATION": Official Theatrical Premiere

December 22, 2016

Our feature movie, "Train Station", will be officially released worldwide on February 3rd, 2017!

The film which has been produced in 25 countries and won many awards so far, will be premiered in USA and other countries before being available on Amazon, Vimeo and other VoD platforms.

The US premiere will start from Los Angeles and from the famous Arena Cinema in Hollywood. More information about the tickets and showtimes will be posted here as well on the Cinema's website.

"Train Station" WINS: The Best Feature Film from KIFF2016

November 10, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that "Train Station" won the Jury Award in The Best Feature Film category of Kansas International Film Festival! The festival took place from October 4 to 10 in Kansas City, USA, and Train Station was nominated in its category along with 4 other great movies.


4 New Film Festivals for "Train Station"

August 30, 2016

We are honored to announce four new film festivals for "Train Station:

1. The Goddess of Throne Film Festival, Kosovo, August 31 to September 4, 2016

2. Balinale International Film Festival, Indonesia, September 24-30, 2016

3. Kansas International Film Festival, USA, November 4-10, 2016

4. Casa Asia Film Week, Spain, November 5-13, 2016

"Train Station" wins best feature at Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival!

August 15, 2016

We are excited to announce that "Train Station" has won The Best Feature Film at 2016 Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival.

LADFF was created to provide filmmakers, actors and stories with diverse backgrounds with a place to showcase their voice without judgment or insincere reflections; free of stereotypes or degradation; with the goal of establishing a true multicultural experience representation by the world's independent film community.

A perfect fit for CollabFeature and an award we are quite proud of!

Congratulations to all members of Persian Magic Art Group!

Another Festival Selection for "Five Senses of Art"

May 15, 2016

"Five Senses of Art" has been selected for the competition section of VIVA International Film Festival which takes place from June 1 to 5 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Congratulations to all members of Persian Magic Art Group!

... and the award goes to "Five Senses of Art" from Iran!

May 06, 2016

The short documentary film "Five Senses of Art" won an important award from The 9th Riga International Tourism Film Festival!

The awards ceremony took place on April 30th in the spectacular Splendid Palace Cinema in Riga, Latvia. The film won an award in the category of Newcomer and Hesam Dehghani accepted the award from Mrs. Sandra Inkena, the festival manager.

Congratulations to all and everybody who participated in making this film.

European Premiere for "Five Senses of Art"

April 23, 2016

Another great news about "Five Senses of Art"!

Our film has been accepted for the main competition section of The 9th Riga International Tourism Film Festival which takes place from April 29th to May 1st in Riga, Latvia.

Hesam Dehghani (director) will attend the festival so if you're around, we will be more than happy to meet you!

Two More Festival Acceptances for "Five Senses of Art"

March 31, 2016

We are very excited to announce that "Five Senses of Art" has been accepted by The 8th CMS Children's Film Festival which takes place from April 7th to 15th 2016 in Lucknow, India.

Also, our film has been officially selected by Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival. It's a 2 days documentary film festival which takes place from April 16th to 17th in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

If you're around, we will be more than happy to meet you!


"IRU's eTIR Movie Project": Wrapped!

March 7, 2016

We just wrapped an amazing project for IRU (International Road Transportation Union) based in Switzerland. We filmed parts of this exciting documentary in Tehran and in the border of Iran and Turkey. The shooting took 3 weeks and we sent all the footage to the post production company in Istanbul.

"Train Station" in 3 more festivals

January 10, 2016

We just heard the good news from 3 more festivals!

Train Station will have its African Premiere in Sudan Independent Film Festival (January 21-27, 2016), then it goes to Germany for its European Premiere. It will be screened in the competition section of Berlin Independent Film Festival (February 9-16, 2016). After that, Train Station will go to Washington DC for its East Coast Premiere. The DC Independent Film Festival takes place from March 4-16 in Washington DC.

The Second Festival Acceptance for "Five Senses of Art"

December 01, 2015

Our latest documentary film, "Five Senses of Art" directed by Hesam Dehghani, will be screened in the competition section of Zero Plus International Film Festival. The festival takes place from November 30th to December 6th in Tyumen, Russia.

The World Premiere of "Five Senses of Art"

November 15, 2015

We are very happy to announce that the World Premiere of "Five Senses of Art", a short documentary directed by Hesam Dehghani and produced by Persian Magic, will be on November 23 in Moab International Film Festival. The festival will take place from November 20 to 23 in Moab, Utah, USA and our film will be screened at 8:00pm at Star Hall on Center Street.

The World Premiere of "Train Station"

October 18, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that "Train Station", our first collaborative feature film, will have the world premiere in East Lancing Film Festival on November 6th! "Train Station" has been filmed in 25 countries and we are proud that we produced some parts of the story in Iran. Visit the festival's website for more details about the tickets and directions. We will be more than happy to meet with you there!

The World Premiere of TRAIN STATION

Elnaz Amiri (the actress from our segment) with Marty Shea (Left; CollabFeature's co-founder)
and John Versical (Right; one of the filmmakers) in the Premiere event.

"Five Senses of Art": Wrapped!

June 06, 2015

We successfully wrapped filming our latest documentary short film, "Five Senses of Art", a film by Hesam Dehghani about using the five human senses in creating art. From a village to the very northern parts of Iran to an Island in the Persian Gulf, we filmed it in 7 different cities, which took over a year.

The film is currently in post production status and it will be completed in the next couple of weeks.

Persian Magic at Rotterdam Film Festival

January 02, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Persian Magic will be present in the 44th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam that takes place from 21 January to 1 February 2015 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Hesam Dehghani, the founder of Persian Magic, will be there and we will be more than happy to meet you in "de Doelen" and have a little chat about film, cinema and future projects..

Train Station: Cast & Crew Screenings

November 10, 2014

We are proud to announce that "Train Station" is at the final post-production phase and we are ready for cast and crew screenings all around the world. The first screening will be on December 18th in Detroit. We will announce the world premiere and festival screenings very soon.

"Train Station" is a feature film directed by 45 filmmakers from 25 countries.

Read an interview with Hesam Dehghani (the project's Lead Producer) in the Singaporean InCinemas Movie Portal website here.

Phoenix Case Mystery: Production Permit

August  24, 2014

We received the official Production Permit for "The Phoenix Case Mystery", a feature length movie, written by Hesam Dehghani. The permit is issued by the Ministry of the Culture and enables us to start the Pre-Production phase of the film.

Read more about it on the Soureh Cinema website.

Softwaring Hard: World Premiere

May 22, 2014

The world premiere of the documentary feature film "Softwaring Hard" - co-produced by Persian Magic Art Group - will be on june 6th 2014 in Dollar Cinema (6900, Decarie Square) in Montreal (Canada) start at 6 PM. Book your ticket online Here.

Another FIFA World Cup 2014 Project!

March 11, 2014

Now it's official: We have been chosen to make a short film for CircusAds, an advertisement company based in Mauritius, for presenting Iran in the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup.32 filmmakers from around the world will shoot a short film in their own country and Hesam Dehghani will direct the Iran' segment in this project.

Interview with AFTANA

September 09, 2013

Interview  with Hesam Dehghani (in Persian) about his previous, current and future projects. The interview was conducted by AFTANA News Agency and was then published in page 2 of Fanavaran newspaper on August 25. Read the full story here.

Softwaring Hard: A Documentary

July 04, 2013

The filming of "Softwaring Hard" completed in Tehran, Iran. This is an interview-type documentary about software and the world of software makers and is produced by Porcovete Pictures based in Canada. We filmed 4 interviews (3 users and one expert) on Tuesday July 2nd from 10am to 9pm. Please visit our "Films" page for more information about this film and our future projects.

Pre-Production of "Softwaring Hard"

April 6, 2013

Pre Production of the documentary film "Hardwaring Soft" has begun today. We shoot and produce some parts of this film based on the guidelines sent by the director "Alexanderu Pop" from Canada.

"Train Station" in Post Production

April 25, 2013

Train Station (2014) is at the latest phase of post production. We are looking forward to screening this amazing feature length movie in cinemas all around the world in 2014.

This movie is made by 42 filmmakers from 25 countries who never met each other! Train Station is about decisions, fate and alternate paths.

Persian Magic has the honor of being a part of this exciting project. We produced a 3 minutes segment of it in Tehran, Iran.

The Island of the Seven Wonders

March 15, 2013

So far, The Island of the Seven Wonders (2012) has been aired on many Tv stations in Iran. This documentary, directed by Hesam Dehghani, has been shot and produced in the beautiful island of Qeshm in September 2012.

Qeshm Free Zone Organization ordered the production of this documentary in order to present the historical, natural and geological attractions of Qeshm to Iranian and foreign tourists.