Amir Motlagh's feature film "Three Worlds" comes out on limited release, Sept 7th, 2018 followed by a wider release in late September. Pre-Orders are live & you can grab it at the better rate now below.
The film features the Mirs track, Moonlighting Mission Man, along with music from LA's KidGusto, and Frances, 1982paris. The complete score was composed by Julian DW Brink and releases on all digital platforms Sept 14th.
Three Worlds is a psychological science fiction drama that explores the three lives, or 'worlds,' of a man who undergoes an experiment that triggers haunting memories and alternate life 'memories.
Written & Directed by Amir Motlagh
Produced by ANIMALS, Amir Motlagh, Charles Borg
Director of Photography: Amir Motlagh
Editing: Bryan Tuck, Amir Motlagh
Original Score by Julian DW Brink
Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer: Stephen Holliger
“It’s always exciting whenever a distinct new voice makes itself heard on the indie landscape. Amir Motlagh is such a voice.
honest and soulful.. ”
— Adam Schartoff FILMWAX RADIO
“It’s rare to mix rawness with beauty.”
— Pinnland Empire
““These unique experiences are made even more exceptional for their Iranian-American perspective.”
...the experience of both films (MAN + Three Worlds) is one that any film connoisseur must have. To sit with an awareness of the film, and, an awareness of how you are watching it, is a surreal act that can only be described as “art.” Motlagh’s work is definitely a piece of art in the medium of film.”
— Jonita Davis THE IRANIAN
“there is without a doubt a definitive boldness to “Three Worlds”, both in its tone and aspirations, and it will certainly require viewers to lean in a little closer, which is never a bad thing…..a curious and fascinating watch.”
— David Fowlie KEEPING IT REEL
We just re-released 7 standalone singles (including a new soundtrack cut) on a single "disc". The record spans 2012-2018.
Tracklist (with original release dates):
1) Kayla (2012)
2) Take Away (2012)
3) Summer God Complex (2014)
4) Woke up on the Moon (2015)
5) Moonlighting Mission Man (2017) ** - the link is to the visual short film**
6) Saturday (2018)
7) Hafiz Drinks from the Cup of Time (2018)
Amir Motlagh's minimalist arthouse feature film about modern relationships and technology released on Amazon Prime US (UK). Free to Amazon Prime subscribers, $2.99 to rent, $9.99 to buy for regular customers. For international audiences or anyone who prefers a DRM free experience, the film is available on Vimeo On Demand for $2.00 USD equivalent to stream, $7.00 to buy.
MIRS features one track on the soundtrack, "Hafiz Drinks from the Cup of Time V1".
New MIRS single HAFIZ DRINKS FROM THE CUP OF TIME V1 out now on Bandcamp. Full soundtrack releases early next week on all major platforms, with most of the tracks composed and produced by Chicago musician Stephen Holliger (swim ignorant fire).
MAN is directed by Amir Motlagh, written by Amir Motlagh & Charles Borg and produced by ANIMALS. The film stars Amir Motlagh & Rachel Sciacca. Available now on Vimeo On Demand, Amazon Prime in a few days, and a plethora of digital platforms soon to follow.
The new track is composed & produced by MIRS.
Since we just updated our last post with the alternative art for our 2012 single, TAKE AWAY, it brought back the memory that we had created another version of our cover art for our 2010 ep and debut record, SPIN CYCLE.
This record was purely a solo effort, the first time Amir tried to produce on his own and the first release Amir had after SHANKS AND THE DREAMERS went on permanent hiatus. The song titles reflected the changing seasons, and each track was recorded with the corresponding season.
The particular photo used on the cover below came from a laundry mat in Toluca Lake California, shot on good old 35mm Kodak Stock from a Nikon FE. I believe Kodak Ektachrome color reversal stock was used with, of course, a pretty long exposure.
If you never spun the record, head on over to our Spotify page and give it a go. Please feel free to add any of the tracks to your classic 21st-century playlists :)
released November 2, 2010
Produced by Amir Motlagh
Instrumentation, Programming, Vocals & Lyrics by Amir Motlagh
Additional Guitar on Fall: Art Toussi
Additional Translation and Vocal on Winter: Sachiyo Niikura
Additional Vocal on Winter Produced and Recorded: Bradley Cook
Mastering: Hans DeKline (Sound Bites Dog)
Cover Art: Amir Motlagh
MIRS logo: Ali Sabet
Publishing & Copyrights 2010 Amir Motlagh/AYA Film