The Prisoner at International Film Fests

A short film written by Sharon Y. Cobb, directed by award-winner director Mahmoud Shoolizadeh and starring Paul Bathen and Ryan Michael Murray will be featured at many international film festivals in 2013 and 2014.

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The Prisoner is short film about the pure and tender nature of humankind: “Sonny and Dub once shared a cell together. Now Sonny is a free man keeping his life as simple and carefree as possible. While Dub is on Death Row and sentenced to be executed in a matter of days, Sonny comes to visit Dub one more time. Dub has a last request – a dying request that hopes to entrust Sonny with his most precious possession.”



Hollywood CineRocKom International Film Festival 2013
Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.
Won: Best Short Film
Won: Best Supporting Actor – Ryan Michael Murray
Nomination: Best Director – Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Indie Fest USA 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Honorable Mention, Jury Award

Red Dirt International Film Festival 2013Banner2-whitest-white
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Nomination: Best Lead Actor — Paul Bathen
Nomination: Best Supporting Actor – Ryan Michael Murray



Montreal World Film Festival 2013
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Indie Fest USA 2013
Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood CineRocKom International Film Festival 2013
Hollywood, CA

Vagrant International Film Festival 2013VagrantLogo
Minsk, Belarus

Trinity International Film Festival 2013
Detroit, Michigan

Gwinnett International Film Festival 2013
Duluth, Georgia

Laughlin International Film Festival 2013TrinityFest
Laughlin, Nevada

Red Dirt International Film Festival 2013
Stillwater, Oklahoma

East Lansing International Film Festival 2013
East Lansing, Michigan

Cannes Independent Film Festival 2013
Cannes, France

CAST AND CREWGwinnettFilmFestLogo

Director and Editor: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
Writer: Sharon Y. Cobb

Cast: Paul Bathen, Ryan Michael Murray, Scott J. Smith

Producer: Kim MurrayCinematographer: Peter StahlLIFF

1st Assistant Director: Rozina Behrooz
Script Supervisor: Roohangize Shams
1st AC: Faith Bennett
Grip: Don Schaffer, Steven Shotola
Sound: David Peterson, Kurt Peterson
Lyrics, Vocalist: Karine pied Navabi

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