Whale - feature film (2010)

Amir Motlagh
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Amir Motlagh presents his independent feature film debut, Whale.

Note: Intended for Mature Audiences.

Synopsis: Cameron is a 29 year old Iranian American, heartbroken and suffering from a never ending bout of writers block. But shits no joke to our hero, who goes back to mommy's house in Orange County California trying to figure out what went wrong with his life. Will reacquainting with his old high school friends steer him into the right path, or do all signs point toward suburban oblivion?

Cast: Amir Motlagh, Darren Oneil, Michael Flowers, Kindy Barr ,Atefeh Galledari,Yousef Motlagh

Crew: Written and Directed by Amir Motlagh
Produced by Amir Motlagh & Darren Oneil
Original Music by Shanks & the Dreamers & Celestial Ceiling

Press:"WHALE is beautiful in ways I never expected. Lyrical and delightfully lo-fi" -Lucas Mcnelly -Filmmaker (Blanc de Blanc)

"A debut well worth catching.... the film, especially in its quieter moments, has a dream-like quality that rewards the viewer with its insight into just trying to be able to juggle life's hardship with an innate desire to just enjoy life" -Sam Ippolto Pittsurgh Examiner

"An exquisitely handmade exploration of holding onto one's spirit in this world....sublime imagery finds transcendence in the ordinary...WHALE manages to feel timeless, yet particularly relevant for this moment.." Steve Bagatourian Writer IFC's American Gun

"WHALE is what Truffaut called the cinema of the future.. It has talent and ambition to spare; Motlagh knows exactly what he wants and he knows how to get it" -Tom Russell- Turtleneck Films

"Pulsing with a restlessness of purpose and Vision" - Alejandro Adams -- Braintrustdv

"An unassuming, soulful debut feature..."I was quite taken by Whale..Motlagh's eye for composition and ability to flirt with indie film clichés without becoming entrapped by them mark him as a director to watch.." - Andy Horbal