Rodin Hamidi born in 1983 Tehran, is an independent Cinematographer, Director based in New York City. He obtained a B.A in Fine Arts "Photography" from Azad University of Arts in Tehran as well as a Bachelor of Honors in "Film Production" from Middlesex University Dubai. He then moved to the USA, in 2011 he graduated with a degree in "Cinematography" from the New York Film Academy.
He has shot feature-length films and Short Films that have played in major festivals in the USA. In 2009, Rodin was awarded the grand prize of the international competition “Global Democracy Video Challenge” Awarded by Hilary Clinton for his film, The Path, which screened at both the Directors Guild Of America and the United Nations headquarters. His Artworks have been published in several international periodicals, including Next Level Magazine, Canvas Magazine, and a book by Rose Issa - Iranian Photography Now.
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Ali (an immigrant, New York City cab driver) hoping to live the American Dream for his wife and son has to deal with a shady taxi dispatcher, two crooked cops and Richard a businessman who gets into his cab with a 9MM Pistol, a briefcase full of stolen money and a gun shot wound. Written by Hyo Jin An
Film (Short and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department A blind woman in New York (USA) and a blind girl in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) experience a ESP episode and discover amazing things.
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Film (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Michael no longer wants to partake in the paranormal business he and partner Josh started together. But Josh convinces him to take on one last case, far more troubling than anything they've ever worked on before and possibly the one that changes Michael's life forever. Written by Film Fest Flyer
Looking for Oum Kulthum
Film (Drama) Actor A film within a film, "Looking for Oum Kulthum" is the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile, as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. Through her difficult journey, not unlike her heroine's, she has to face the struggles, sacrifices and the price that a woman has to pay if she dares to cross the lines of a conservative male dominated society. Status: In Production Written by Razor Film Produktion Gmbh
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Shane Reynolds, a successful commercial photographer runs out of inspiration. One day he accidentally captures a photo of a mysterious woman. He decides to spy and follow the woman in order to capture the perfect photo. When Shane finally has a chance to get close to the woman, he ends up realizing that it is only his own illusion.
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Film (Crime, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department Lucas Cole, prosecutor and single parent, faces a day of life-defining choices when he is enticed to dismiss a charge of hit and run while intoxicated, by the wife of a wealthy media mogul.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer After a family tragedy, a young woman goes back to her summerhouse where an old acquaintance challenges her to break out of her mourning.
Hug the Dog
Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A young man is trying to make it in new york city.
Life of an Actress: the Musical
Film (Drama, Musical and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Life of an Actress is a musical drama about the trials and tribulations of three actresses, connected by a greasy spoon diner, who struggle to achieve their dreams while battling to preserve love and dignity. The 25 year old actress, after going to LA, tries to make the different world of her Puerto Rican accountant boyfriend work. The 30 year old actress is in transition and faces a choice as a sleazy agent offers an opportunity for a price. Finally the 41 year old actress has a 15 year old work relationship with the diner owner but there is more beneath the surface. When the diner gets into financial distress, all stakes are elevated. Our cast are all seasoned Broadway musical actresses/actors.
Imagine I'm Beautiful
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department After her mother's suicide, a young woman moves to New York to start afresh. After a rocky start with her new and troubled roommate, the two slowly forge a friendship, finding solace in each other's difficult pasts; until one of them makes a discovery that will alter their friendship for good. Written by @ImagineTheFilm
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Family) Cinematographer A comedy following a group of suburban post-9/11 tweens who fail a group project and set up a spy mission to get their temperamental teacher fired.
Manito: Brother's Sacrifice
Film (Short, Action, Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Is Blood thicker than Water? Danger, a young sensitive artist, must choose between helping his life long best friend and trying to save his drug addicted father. Sacrifices will be made that will forever alter their lives.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A middle age ex hippie couple is partying at their house, when an unexpected situation brings up old unresolved fights.
The Tell-Tale Heart
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Film (Short, Drama and Family) Cinematographer A man's struggle to regain control of his destiny after his freedom is limited by health issues
No Matter What
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Editor An optimistic husband cannot come to terms with his beautiful wife's inevitable end. His delusions cause him to waste time, where all he wants is more.
Left with a Bitter Taste in the Mouth
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The story follows the emotional journey of a friendship between Adam and Alice. Together they move from Jersey to New York City, but with different goals and desires for their lives. The film examines the harsh realities of love, sexuality, sex, paranoia, selfishness and addiction in today's society. A world where values are slipping and the human beings are living their lives oblivious to their own selfishness. Written by Anonymous
The Film of a Liar
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A Chinese student, recently expelled from NYU, Lies to his visiting father and wrestles with his good conscious.
An Affair to Forget
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Film (Short and Drama) Sound department Mona is drowning in her own sorrow, looking for a easy way out. Tired of her life and sufferings Mona is about to get a second chance - just before its too late.
Vengeance Ain't Red
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No Place for Heroes
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer Martin, an old drunkard and regular of New York City bars becomes a hero when he avenges his platonic love, Aris, his favorite waitress.
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A man, tired of seeing the humanity committing the same sins over and over again, decides that he need to do justice with his own hands.
Love and Death in C Minor
Film (Short, Crime, Music and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A very odd love story. A 'woman' is walking on the piano keys. The music she is making show her mood (very cheerful). She is then intercepted by a 'man' (with a dark mood). He tries to stop the woman, she avoids him. He pursues her, to end the story in a tragic finale. Written by Anonymous
Nothing But Beauty
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department David, an experienced gardener gets laid off from his work, after consecutive years of sincere dedication. The economic pressure brings him and his coworker into realization of the cruelty of the capitalist society. The past, the present, and the future come into play in this short film as he doodles with the concept of beauty and humanity. Written by Anonymous
I Fix Everything
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A Taste for Andrea
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Coffee and Whiskey
Film (Short, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Actor Jacqueline, a french tourist with a drink problem, losses the key of her hotel room. Rodin, an attractive man in his 30s finds the key. Pretending to be the receptionist, he gets into her hotel room. Once he is inside the room, he finds out that Jacqueline hides horrible things in her room. Shot in a humorous tone, Coffee & Whiskey was inspired by the french comedies of the 60s. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Fantasy, Mystery and Thriller) Sound department Charles Foster is a 56 year old man with a simple life. One day he wakes up in his living room after having a very strange dream. He decides to look for some advice, he wants to understand what happened to him. He goes to a Psychic, called Xavier, seeking help. After reading the cards, Xavier reveals to him that he is a medium and that his dream was actually an OBE (out-of-body-experience). Charles gets excited. He wants to live the experience again. Xavier warns him that this could be very dangerous, but this decision he has to make by himself. Written by Anonymous
Simple Little Lives
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Tradition still abides in the ADK - the Adirondacks region of upstate New York - as nine friends gather for their annual all-night hog roast even as their community crumbles around them. But the arrival of Carter, a slick rock 'n' roller from the City, will expose the simmering tensions within the group and ignite an age-old feud.
Film (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Maryam, a 30 year old woman in Tehran, having lost her job and apartment, is forced to move in with her grandmother. She is trying hard to make things work and in doing so, she faces herself, eating ice-cream. This funny, semi-autobiographical film seamlessly combines animation and live action into a poetic meditation about identity and belonging.
New York Academy of Art (New York, NY)