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Solmaz Niki-Kerman

Solmaz Niki-Kermani is an actress, writer, director and the founder of Mahtab Entertainment.  She was born in Iran, where she discovered her love for the arts.  An honor student in Mathematics, she won a national best actress award for a play taped for Iranian cable TV at the age of sixteen.  Less than a year later, Solmaz moved to the US to study at Harvard University, at which she earned a degree in Liberal Arts.

Her resistance to playing it safe and strong desire to tell stories brought Solmaz to Los Angeles early 2011.  Solmaz met Russell Boast soon after her arrival, and, after hearing her idea for a film, he encouraged her to write the script.  Russell produced her first screenplay, TO THE MOON, with Solmaz as the lead.  The film was helmed by English director Damian Harris, son of the late actor Richard Harris.

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FFF Winner, Crime After Crime – Feted

We congratulate producer-director-editor Yoav Potash, the rest of the production team and the documentary’s subject Deborah Peagler.

“THIS RIVETING AND DEVASTATING DOCUMENTARY follows the sustained efforts of two land-use attorneys who decide to take on the case of a woman incarcerated for years due to her role in the death of an abusive boyfriend. It relates a great miscarriage of justice—but also one of heroic legal perseverance, with a surprisingly colorful cast of characters.” –New York MagazineCRITICS’ PICK

“IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE A BIGGER BOMBSHELL being dropped in the lap of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office than “Crime After Crime.” –Variety

“…A TREMENDOUSLY MOVING STORY, strong in social commitment and deftly woven out of years of footage.” –The Hollywood Reporter

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