Derakhshandeh to make ‘Hush! Boys Don’t Scream’
‘Hush! Boys Don’t Scream’ has been scheduled to launch production stage in the coming Persian new year.
Directed by Pouran Derakhshandeh, the film that has recently gained production permit will launch shooting early in the Persian year 1398.
The film has a psychological view to social issues. It could be considered as a sequel to director’s 2013 movie ‘Hush! Girls Don’t Scream’ which was about child abuse. It succeeded to win the Audience Choice Crystal Simorgh at the 31st edition of Fajr Film Festival.
Derakhshandeh is an Iranian script writer, producer and director. She began working for the national broadcaster as a documentarian, producing over 30 short films and documentaries about subjects such as the plague, recession, drug addiction, smuggling, traditional ceremonies, music from different parts of Iran, handicrafts of Kurdistan, the mineral springs of Haraz, thread, silk and wool, among others.
As the first female filmmaker following Iran’s Islamic Revolution, she made her directorial debut with ‘The Relationship’ in 1986. The film went on to win an award from the Italian Giffoney Film Festival.
Among many awards and nominations, in 1987, she was nominated for a Crystal Simorgh Best Director award at the Fajr International Film Festival for ‘Little Bird of Happiness’. The film received a certificate of merit and the Grand Prize at Argentina Women’s Film Fest and the Golden Torch Prize from the Korean Film Fest.
She is a member of the International Center of Films for Children and Young People, American Association of Women in Film, American Association of Independent Feature Project and the deputy head of the Iranian Cinema Directors Association.