MaraKesh Films is the production company spearheaded by writer-director-producer Maryam Keshavarz. MaraKesh Films is dedicated to making sure women and minorities are behind and in front of the camera.
MaraKesh Films' VIPER CLUB, co-written and directed by Keshavarz, starring Susan Sarandon, Edie Falco, and Matt Bomer had its world premiere as a Special Presentation at Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2018. Roadside Attractions released Viper Club in theaters in October 2018. MaraKesh Films is in post-production on the Tribeca Film Institute’s/ Through Her Lens funded film ROSA, directed by Suha Araj.
MaraKesh Films is in development on several projects. The Persian Version, a semi-autobiographical comedy will be Maryam’s third feature : When a large Iranian-American family gathers in NYC for the patriarch’s heart transplant, a family secret is uncovered and catapults the estranged mother and daughter into an exploration of the past.Other projects include THE DISSENT, a political thriller exposing the intrusion of the FBI into the judicial system, based on the award winning HBO doc Hot Coffee, THE LAST HAREM exploring the love affair of a cross dressing musician and a newly appointed boy-king in 19th century Persia.
Past projects including Sundance Audience Award winning feature CIRCUMSTANCE, Berlinale Gold Teddy winner THE DAY I DIED, and feature documentary International Documentary Association winner THE COLOR OF LOVE.