New York, NY March 2, 2011 /Targetwire/ - IndiePix is proud to announce the acquisition of the narrative film DOG SWEAT; director Hossein Keshavarz’s bold and provocative look at Iran’s rebellious youth culture. The film has found worldwide acclaim at the Los Angeles and Tokyo International Film Festivals and was recently nominated for the Acura Someone to Watch Award at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Shot in secrecy during the buildup to the 2009 elections, DOG SWEAT gives voice to the new generation of Iran, while providing western eyes with a first look into the realities of life amidst this oppressive society.
Director Hossein Keshavarz states "It is almost shocking to think of Iranian teenagers as preoccupied by sex, parties and social status. Why haven’t we seen these images before? This is because Iranian media, which is controlled by a religious fundamentalist government, only allows images of a nation of pious believers. The western media, which is pre-occupied with the threat that Iran poses for the West, compounds this by never showing what lies beneath the veil. We made DOG SWEAT to show Iran the way it truly is. The film centers on the lives of six characters that sometimes intersect, weaving their separate stories into a tapestry of diverse voices and experiences…"
IndiePix will open the film theatrically later this Spring and arrange exhibition throughout the summer. It will be available in home markets on DVD, digital internet delivery, and on-Demand services this Fall. The deal was negotiated by Mark DeFrancis of IndiePix and Asher Goldstein of Traction Media.
Director Hossein Keshavarz is available for interviews. More information about the film is available on the film's website at http://www.dogsweatthefilm.com/
Paige Gregor, Marketing Manager at IndiePix films