Indie Trailer Sunday: Kevin Sheppard in Moving 'The Iran Job' Doc
"Hollywood couldn't plan it better." Today's indie trailer is for a doc called The Iran Job, about basketball played Kevin Sheppard, who flew to Iran in 2008 to play a season of basketball, and his life-changing experiences there. "What he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything from politics to religion to gender roles." This looks surprisingly good, especially for a doc about basketball. I'm curious to see this.
Watch the official trailer for Till Schauder's documentary The Iran Job, in high def from Apple:
At the height of international tension between America and Iran, athlete Kevin Sheppard, a charismatic African-American basketball player accepts an offer to play professional basketball in Iran. What begins as a desire to 'explore the unknown' ends in an emotional roller-coaster as Kevin forms an unlikely alliance with three young Iranian women against the backdrop of revolutionary social upheaval in Iran.
The Iran Job is directed by German-American filmmaker Till Schauder, of Santa Smokes previously. This first premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival this summer, and is now being released by Paladin Pictures. The Iran Job will open in very limited theaters starting September 28th this upcoming weekend.