Shoot the Target

Many people have already switched to film directing which include screenwriters, assistant directors, photographers, and critics. However, there are few sound recordists who have turned directors. Mohammad Katiraei, director of Shoot the Target was sound recordist in Vahid Mousaeian’s and Saman Salour’s films and this is his first experience as director. Shoot the Target is about young Iranian generation who becomes delinquent due to identity problem. The producer, Jahangir Kowsari, has already produced films for novice directors to show his interest in working with young people. He has produced early works of such directors as Mona Zandi, Shalizeh Arefpour, and Mohammad Ebrahim Moayyeri and has also helped Katiraei with his first film. Shoot the Target focuses on delinquent youth, but is full of action scenes which make it a police film. Screenplay has been written by the young director, Saman Salour and main roles have been played by Pezhman Bazeghi, Poulad Kimiaei, Ronak Younesi, Ardalan Shoja-Kaveh, Kamran Tafti, Ashkan Khatibi, Mohsen Ahmadi, and Behrouz Sharifian. Other crewmembers include Houman Behmanesh (director of photography), Karim Kashani (sound recordist), Mehrdad Mirkiani (makeup artist), Saeed Ahangarani (stage designer), Marjan Golzar (costume designer), Mastaneh Mohajer (editor) and Reza Rohani (composer). The story is about a group of delinquent youth two of whom are involved in a love affair and their relationship affects the whole group.

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