A good film is one that makes you laugh, cry, think, reflect, then go back and see it again
My new film project in development:
"Daughters of the Peacock Angel"
I am presently developing an important film about the yazidi women who were abducted by ISIS and subjected to sexual slavery.
“Daughters of the Peacock Angel” Begins with a photo exhibition of the Yazidi female victims in wedding gowns at the UN headquarters in New York, and culminates in the featured photographer working with the rescued girls at the IDP camps in Kurdistan as she struggles to get them open up to her and pose for her camera in order to deliver their horrific stories to the rest of the world.
I am looking for producers/co-producers.
Unique traits: Cross-cultural films
The 100-Day Promise
Film by Evini Films/Jano Rosebiani (Documentary) Producer/Director/Editor Despite repeated warnings by KRG president Barzani to Maliki regarding the terrorists intention to invade Mosul, Maliki paid no heed, thus in June of 2014 the Islamic State terrorists overran the fragile Iraqi army, taking over their state of the art weapons, and conquered Mosul. This was to be followed by the move to attack Kurdistan during which time they reeked havoc and slaughtered civilians indiscriminately, taking great many Yazidi Kurds and Christian women as war booties where most still remain in captivity. This film chronicles the Peshmerga's courageous fight as they attack and defeat ISIS on all fronts, including the liberation of Mount Sinjar where 8000 Yezidis were stranded. The Peshmerga managed to turn the tables on ISIS despite lacking heavy weapons, and despite Baghdad's arms embargo on Kurdistan. The Peshmerga became the only boots on the ground to defend their nation and the world at large.
One Candle, Two Candles
Film (Romance) Producer/Writer/Director/ Young Viyan, is forcibly given to wealthy elder businessman, Haji Hemmo. When she runs out of the bedroom and climbs a tree, refusing to sleep with him, the respected elder looses face and becomes the laughing-stock of the town. In return, he punishes her by beating her and locking her up in the bedroom. The more the townsfolk mock him the harder he beats her. Meanwhile, a traveling young artist, Botan tries to reach out to her. This leads to Haji Hemmo's resolve to set her on fire.
Chaplin of the Mountains
Film by Evini Films/Jano Rosebiani (Drama) Producer/Writer/Director/Editor A recently orphaned young Kurdish-French woman travels to Iraqi Kurdistan to find her mother's village, likely destroyed during the Anfal genocide. On her journey she meets two American film students who are traveling to remote villages screening Charlie Chaplin films. They decide to help her search, an undertaking that brings them to the war-weary Mount Qandil, dubbed by the locals the Kurdish Bermuda Triangle, along the Iraqi-Turkish-Iranian borders. Written by Anonymous
Saddam's Mass Graves
Film by Evini Films/Jano Rosebiani (Documentary) Producer/Writer/Director/Editor The documentary depicts the suffering of the Kurds and Iraqis under Saddam's regime through dozens of testimonies by survivors of Saddam's Anfal campaign on the Kurds and by Shia Arabs in the south of the country, as well as with US/UK coalition officials, forensics experts and human rights representatives, The documentary reveals 330 mass grave sites that had been uncovered throughout Iraq, containing as many as 300,000 bodies. Written by Evini Films
WMD: Weapon of Mass Destruction
Film by Evini Films/Jano Rosebiani (Documentary) Producer/Writer/Director/Editor Chemicals were a key weapon for Saddam. With cousin Ali in command he could put down insurrections quickly and easily. The Shia uprising in 1991 was one of Saddam's weakest moments. "Basra fell into our hands. The police, the security services, were all done for", recounts Ebedulrehhem Salim. But then Ali Hassan Al Majeed, otherwise know as known as "Chemical Ali" or "the Damned" turned up. "They gathered the young people, tied them up with ropes, and blindfolded them. They shot them in public to frighten the people. Ali regained control of the province." Written by Ulf Kjell Gür
Film by Evini Films/Jano Rosebiani (Drama) Producer/Writer/Director/Editor Five years following the infamous chemical and biological bombing of Halabja, Diyari, a Kurdish/ American good Samaritan, returns to his homeland to build an orphanage in what is left of Halabja. He meets Jiyan, a ten-year old orphan and a survivor of the chemical attack, doomed to live with a burn scar covering most of her right cheek.. A strong bond between the two ensues and later he names his orphanage after her. During the course of his stay in Halabja, Diyari meets a colorful bunch of townsfolk, many of whom remain physically and/or psychologically marked with the effects of the chemical agents. Among them is Jiyan's only living relative, Shérco, a twelve-year old who has also lost his family to the poison gas. While Shérco dreams of marrying her one day, Jiyan dreams of seeing flowers, a picture of which she finds on the back of a magazine. In addition to building the orphanage, Diyari brings a spark of hope and happiness to Shérco's and Jiyan's lives. However, this affair is ... Written by Anonymous
Dance of the Pendulum
Film by Pendulum Productions/Jano Rosebiani (Comedy) Producer/Writer/Director/Editor In a secluded mountain retreat screenwriters, Jack and Charlie work the clock to meet the deadline on their latest installment THE PERFECT ROBBERY, in which exploitation and violence are the dominant constituents. Among their trademark fictional subjects is Sally Singleton, a blond bimbo bombshell whom they have created and subsequently exploited. All goes well until bullet-ridden Sally miraculously appears at their doorstep. Written by Evini Films
Best Film - Rights to Have Rights Film Festival, Modena, Italy
Nominated - Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival
New Director's Showcase Special Jury Prize, Seattle International Film Festival
Costa Azul Award - Festroia, Troia International Film festivel, Setubal, Portugal
Honorable Mention - In The Spirit of Freedom Award - 19th Jerusalem Film Festival