Caveh Zahedi

Ian Danskin & Alan Peterson & Caveh Zahedi – One Minute Racist (2007)

Caveh Zahedi tells the story of a contentious encounter with a college security guard, a story about a moment’s lapse into racism. The film attempts to shed light on the mental process by which racism becomes internalized. Read More »

Caveh Zahedi – A Day in the Life of Greg Watkins (1999)

A documentary short following Zahedi’s friend and fellow director, Greg Watkins (co-director of A Little Stiff), during the filming of A Sign from God.

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Caveh Zahedi – Tripping with Caveh (2004)

Independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi approaches legendary songwriter Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) with the unusual proposition of taking psychedelic mushrooms together, and filming the results. Surprisingly, Will accepts. Read More »

Caveh Zahedi – Mandy’s Birthday (1999)

DogmaToDisco wrote:
This film is a birthday gift to Caveh Zahedi’s girlfriend Amada (Mandy) Field. Mr. Zahedi arranged for one of his friends to film her all day on her birthday as his special birthday gift to her. Read More »

Caveh Zahedi – I Was Possessed by God (2000)

On February 14th (Valentine’s Day), 1993, Caveh Zahedi, being without a date, decided to ingest 5 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms. For the first time in his mushroom-taking experience, he had an experience of “divine possession,” in which he felt that a divine being took possession of his body and spoke through him, in a voice that was not his and with knowledge that he himself did not possess. He afterwards tried several times to repeat the experience. I Was Possessed By God is the documentary record of one such experience. Read More »

Caveh Zahedi – I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore [+Extras] (1994)

I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore is a real-life documentary comedy about a filmmaker who takes a road trip to Las Vegas with his father and half-brother in an attempt to prove the existence of God. He posits that if God exists, and if God is indeed omniscient, omnipotent and omnibenevolent, then all the filmmaker has to do is roll the camera and let God direct the movie. But the movie isn’t going in the direction the filmmaker would like, and so the filmmaker attempts to force God’s hand by trying to persuade his father and half-brother to take Ecstasy with him. When they refuse, things quickly start to unravel. Read More »

Greg Watkins & Caveh Zahedi – A Little Stiff (1991)

Minimal in budget as well as in style, form, and content – the entire production is said to have cost a mere $10,000 – this black-and-white 16 millimeter tragicomedy was shot by two UCLA film students chiefly on and around their own campus. Both filmmakers play themselves in the movie, as do all the other characters; the slender plot is a literal restaging of events that actually happened, with everyone re-creating his or her original role. A single subject – Zahedi’s unrequited love for, or infatuation with, Erin McKim over the space of what appears to be two or three months – is the focus of practically every scene and shot. Read More »