PRODUCTION: Czech/Iranian Coproduction The One of the Whale in Development

Director Kaveh Daneshmand Director Kaveh Daneshmand

PRAGUE: Czech production company i/o post is developing its third coproduction with Iranian partners. Drama The One of the Whale is the debut feature by Iranian filmmaker Kaveh Daneshmand, who was very recently awarded by Iranian film critics for his short film Occasional Showers.

The One of the Whale shows a fraying couple taking their daughter on vacation to Poland in hope things would improve between them. During a long car journey they experience a series of unsettling incidents that draw all three of them deep into their own inner worlds.

Road Films from Iran and Media Nest from the Czech Republic are coproduction partners and the estimated budget is 750,000 EUR. The State Cinematography Fund has recently supported the complete development of the film in the category of debut features.

“For The One of the Whale we hope to find Polish coproduction partners, as an important part of the story takes place in Poland. In general, we are eager to offer our services and coproduction funding to partners who are willing to share the same path in the search for exciting, professional and well crafted art house films“, says Jordi Niubó, who is producing through i/o post.

Other two coproduction projects of i/o post were supported by the State Cinematography Fund as well: A Very Ordinary Citizen by Majid Barzegar, the very first Czech'Iranian coproduction made in 2015 and Halves, a project set to be directed by Iranian director and movie star Ali Mosaffa.

Production Information:

i/o post s.r.o.
Dienzenhoferovy sady 1,
150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 604 703 308
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Media Nest
Phone: +420 732 830 411


Director: Kaveh Daneshmand
Scriptwriter: Kaveh Daneshmand
Produced by: Jordi Niubó