Arash

Category: Short film
Director: Michaël Sewandono
Writer: Bastiaan Tichler
Cast: Issaka Sawadogo, David Steffen and Doa Pozam
DOP: Martijn van Broekhuizen N.S.C.
Editor: Jurriaan van Nimwegen
Composer: Ruben Samama
Styling: Sara Hakkenberg
Art direction: Ralf van Lanen
Producer: CTM LEV Pictures
Genre: Drama
Languages: Dutch and English 
Duration: 10 minutes

Matthew, a rejected African asylum seeker, is waiting in a deportation centre for his flight back, and sees the Iranian Arash with his daughter Parisa. When the desperate Arash starts a bloodbath, Matthew is unexpectedly given his freedom. But he is in turmoil, not knowing what is right. Every line you cross, you surrender a part of your soul.

Director: Michaël Sewandono

Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1979, Michaël graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy audio-visual arts department (VAV) in 2005. In 1999 he studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television de Cuba where he made several documentaries. Having worked on different projects as a graphic designer, on an organisational level and as an autonomous artist, his main focus is on film. Next to directing commercials for Czar he’s currently working his first feature film.