I Have Written It Here for You
DIRECTED BY ARDESHIR ABDOLRAHIMI | PRODUCTION : VISCER PRODUCTIONS, UK | LENGTH : 12 MINUTES
A short experimental / poetic film with the theme of "Solitude and Love“, inspired by two Persian words, Shooridegi (شوریدگی) and Sheydai (شیدایی). The story of three characters who are faced with a mystery that involves love, chosen to take a break from their relationship with others to find the answer.
CREDIT: CAMERA OPERATOR / COLOURIST
Three characters who are faced with a mystery that involves love, chose to take a break from their relationship with others to find the answer.
This short piece of film that I am making this year for my dissertation project is about people who are questioning love, so it causes them look internally instead of looking outward and in relation with others.
In London, Piers, who is walking home, sees his wife Flora who is sitting on the river bank and reading a book. He goes to sit next to her. Piers hesitates but then tells Flora that he needs a temporary break from their relationship.
In Tehran (Iran), Shadi in a house party at night. Out of no where, she feels like she needs to take a moment to herself. She comes away from her group of friends to spend sometime alone.
On the sea, Warrick who is by himself on a sailing boat in the morning, does the daily things that he should do, whilst taking time to sit and think - he writes his thoughts down.
The solitude that these characters are going through has the essence of love, which leads us to think about that while we are seeking love in connection with others in order to feel the ecstasy, maybe the answer is in connection internally and make a distance for awhile. This is something that every single of us doing it, for some as short as a moment lying on the bed after a working day or walking down the street and for some may take as long as a lifetime.
“ It’s not a love story, it’s the story of love “
The story is inspired by two words (origin from Farsi Language. Persian Poetry mostly from 10th-14th century. Poets such as : Rumi, Shams Tabriz, Hafez Shirazi, Omar Khayam, Nizami Ganjavi, ... )
Shooridegi - ( شوریدگی )
(disquiet , crisis , madness , frenzy)
Sheydai - ( شیدایی )
(mania، fascination , captivation , infatuation , rapture)
These are all a state of being, which one of the effects that they have is making you doing things that you normally don’t. Normality can be argued, however, each individual has a norm that draws the line.
Stevie was shot on Blackmagic URSA mini with the use of Canon cinema lenses and tilt-shift lenses, as well as Canon C300.