Short Film



Short Film


Set in 2020, a brewing cyberwar between the US and Iran puts Sonia, a young Iranian refugee, at risk of deportation. Her only escape may come at a greater price than she’s willing to pay.


Vimeo Staff Pick

World Premiere
Tribeca Film Festival

Official Selection
SXSW Film Festival


"With a gritty, realistic tone and style, the film successfully sucks you in... Refuge explores the dilemma of self-preservation verses the moral greater good, and asks each of us to decide which choice we'd make when faced with the impossible."

Huffington Post


Behind the Scenes

Photos from the set of Refuge


Filmmaker Magazine — 25 New Faces of Independent Film

After debuting Refuge, Mohammad Gorjestani was selected by Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film

Starring Nikohl Boosheri & Camyar Chai
Writer & Director Mohammad Gorjestani
Producer Malcolm Pullinger
Director of Photography Mike Gioulakis
Production Designer Matt Thompson
Editor Malcolm Pullinger
Post Production Berke Creative


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