Still from 'Two Little Boys'
Still from ‘Two Little Boys’

Farbod Khoshtinat’s Two Little Boys’ focuses on a closeted bully who refuses to come out when he is challenged by his victim’s confession of love towards him, leading to unexpected and shocking consequences.

This topical short screened at the 2020 Brooklyn Film Festival and it will be screening as a finalist at the 2020 Manhattan Short Film Festival in September.

A boy’s love for his closeted bully drives him into an unconventional road to confession and its consequences.

Director Farbod Khoshtinat is an LA-based Iranian Director. Farbod has worked on a variety of short films such as A Persian Affair, Love, Fear and feature films that have been screened at Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

His award-winning short film about democracy in Iran has been screened in venues such as the United Nations, the Director’s Guild of America and MPAA and was personally awarded by US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Producer Sepehr Mikailian has been active in various aspects of production in Iranian cinema. His production experience exceeds 20 feature films including assistant to Bahman Ghobadi in No One Knows About Persian Cats, Rhino Season and production coordinator for over 15 documentaries for Iranian and international venues such as Aljazeerah English, ARTE and Canal Plus.

Cinematographer Samudranil Chatterjee’s narrative work has played at various high profile film festivals such as SXSW, Clermont Ferrand, Outfest, and Toronto International Film Festival amongst others, as well as premiering on Vimeo Staff Picks, Short of the Week and Omeleto. His work has also won him prestigious awards from the Australian Cinematographer’s Society (ACS). Sam has photographed over two dozen narratives including short films and feature-length series.

Two Little Boys will be screening as a finalist at the Manhattan Short Film Festival in September. It was also been screening at the Oscar-qualifying Out On Film: Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival in September, the Oscar-qualifying Nashville Film Festival, Norwich Film Festival, the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus and Ireland’s Kerry International Film Festival which is all in October.