- Producers: Pippa Kross, Fabiola Berakasa, Isabella Miko, Louis Astorkia, Rodika Zmihnovskaya
- Director: Richard Raymond
- Scriptwriter: John Crocker
- Director of the photography: Carlos Catalan
- Art director: Shahram Karimi
- Composer: Benjamin Wolfich
- Starring: Frida Pinta, Ris Richi, Tom Kullen, Marama Corlett, Bamshad Abedi-Amin, Nit Mohan, Nazani Boniadi, etc.
The film is based on the true story about the art of dancing, about freedom in the country that forbids both – Iran.
“Leevandia Entertainment” company is a distributor of the film on the territory of The Russian Federation and CIS.
Since the early childhood Avshin Gafarrian has had a dream to become a dancer. But he lives in the country with a tyrant form of government ; dancing is forbidden and everyone who dares to dance goes to jail. Despising this fact, Avshin bravely hacked YouTube site and learned to dance imitating Michael Jackson, Pina Bausch, Gene Kelly, Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Barishnikov. Continuing to learn with YouTube Avshin has formed a clandestine dancing troop in the university. For the first time in their lives they could tell about human rights through the dances and to enjoy freedom.
With each day the members of the troop dance better and better. When their choreo was ready Avshin and his friends made a show in the dessert, far away from the city where the police would send them to the jail immediately. The invitations are sent to close friends and families only; risking their lives Avshin and his friends to the hot parts of the dessert to enjoy the freedom and dancing.The show was breathtaking and after that Avshin has received his nickname – Desert Dancer.
Has begun his career at the age of 15, when he managed to snick into the Pinewood Film Studios. Later he got an experience on the same studios working with such films as “Interview With The Vampire” by Neil Jordan and “The Fifth Element” by Luc Besson.
In 2009 Raymond took on the role of the producer for the film “Heartless” starring Jim Sturgess. The motion picture has won lots of awards.In 2014 Raymond took on the role of the director in his debut cinema project “Desert Dancer".
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