On a cold and ghostly autumn night, a mother’s will to save her child’s life is put to the test.

Creative team

Writer/director: Rouzbeh Heydari
Producers: Vinay Virmani, Trenton D. Taheri, Ann Pirvu, Kevin Rasmussen

Filmmaker’s statement

Inspired by urban legends and some of my favourite folk tales, Astraea is a story guaranteed to send chills down your spine.

It touches on the magnetism of unconditional love, magnifying the triumph and strength of human consciousness.

How much of an impact can our willpower and perception of reality have on our lives and the ones around us? And if energy cannot be created nor destroyed, can our expressions of love and hate transcend time and space?

About Rouzbeh Heydari

Rouzbeh Heydari

Born in Iran, raised in Canada, Rouzbeh Heydari has established himself as an emerging international filmmaker.

His film The Junction took top prize at the 2014 Toronto Indie Film Festival.

Rouzbeh’s first full-length feature, Together Again, was filmed in Iran and had box-office success inside the country but, due to its sensitive subject matter, was not allowed by the Iranian government to be screened internationally or partake in festivals outside Iran.

Rouzbeh was a key creative player in the Canadian blockbuster comedy Dr. Cabbie working as second unit director and editor on the film.

Currently he’s in post production on his full-length documentary Bloodlines.

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