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Desert Dancer (2014) Poster

(2014)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Richard Raymond

Writing Credits  

Jon Croker ... (screenplay)
 
Afshin Ghaffarian ... (based on the life story of)

Cast  

Nazanin Boniadi ... Parisa Ghaffarian
Tom Cullen ... Ardavan
Freida Pinto ... Elaheh
Marama Corlett ... Mona
Reece Ritchie ... Afshin Ghaffarian
Simon Kassianides ... Sattar
Mourad Zaoui ... The student
Neet Mohan ... Javadi, Naser
Akin Gazi ... Farid Ghaffarian
Makram Khoury ... Mehdi
Richard David-Caine ... Teymour / Trinculo
Davood Ghadami Davood Ghadami ... Basij Leader
Tolga Safer ... Stephano
Hamza Kadri ... Smocking Guy
Alex Klaus ... Minder 1 (as Alex Claus)
Dana Haqjoo ... Passport Officer
Bamshad Abedi-Amin Bamshad Abedi-Amin ... Mehran
Chris Geden Chris Geden ... Theatre Goer
Sergei Lebedev ... Silver Service Waiter
Omid Gholami Omid Gholami ... Minder 2
Gabriel Senior Gabriel Senior ... Young Afshin Ghaffarian
Bethan Hanks Bethan Hanks ... Zari
Sam Kordbacheh ... Cyrus
Daniel Bass Daniel Bass ... Bijan
Fi Duncan Fi Duncan ... Theatre audience
Joshan Ertan Joshan Ertan ... Young Afshin (voice)
Laura Bernardeschi Laura Bernardeschi ... (uncredited)
Hannah Blamires Hannah Blamires ... (uncredited)
Chris Cowlin Chris Cowlin ... Airport Passenger (uncredited)
Gioacchino Jim Cuffaro ... (uncredited)
Renee Daly ... Theatre Audience (uncredited)
Nigel Genis ... (uncredited)
Celine Jedidi Celine Jedidi ... (uncredited)
Matthew David McCarthy Matthew David McCarthy ... (uncredited)
Morris Minelli ... The Theatre Technician (uncredited)
Jon L. Morris Jon L. Morris ... Airport Passenger (uncredited)
Gina Morrish Gina Morrish ... Iranian Socialite (uncredited)
Marios Nicolaides Marios Nicolaides ... (uncredited)
Gino Picciano ... (uncredited)
Baz Salam ... (uncredited)
Amanda Smith Amanda Smith ... (uncredited)
Neil Alexander Smith Neil Alexander Smith ... Airport Passenger (uncredited)
Julie Vollono ... (uncredited)

Produced by 

Mohammed Al Turki ... executive producer
Zakaria Alaoui ... line producer: Morocco
Sarah Arison ... executive producer
Marina Fuentes Arredonda ... executive producer (as Marina Fuentes)
Luis Astorquia ... producer
Jason Beckman ... co-executive producer
Fabiola Beracasa ... producer
Emily Blacksell ... associate producer
Jeremy Cowdrey ... executive producer
Pippa Cross ... producer
Parisa Dunn ... co-producer
Sally Greene ... executive producer
Peter Hampden ... executive producer
Gabriela Hersham ... co-executive producer
Phil Hunt ... executive producer
Laura Julian ... line producer
Ryan Kavanaugh ... executive producer
Norman Merry ... executive producer
Izabella Miko ... producer
Rick Porras ... executive producer
Richard Raymond ... producer
Olly Robinson ... co-producer
Compton Ross ... executive producer
Elliot Ross ... associate producer
Fenella Ross ... associate producer
Daniel Roubeni ... associate producer
Victoria Smirnova ... associate producer
Hamza Talhouni ... executive producer
Nigel Thomas ... executive producer
Tucker Tooley ... executive producer
Lex van Dam ... associate producer
Rodika Zmikhnovskaya ... executive producer

Music by 

Benjamin Wallfisch

Cinematography by 

Carlos Catalán

Film Editing by 

Chris Gill
Celia Haining

Casting By 

Manuel Puro

Production Design by 

Shahram Karimi

Art Direction by 

Alistair Kay

Costume Design by 

Louise Stjernsward

Makeup Department 

Sarah Downes ... makeup artist
Sophie Slotover ... hair designer / makeup designer
Morag Smith ... key hair and make up artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Noureddine Aberdine ... first assistant director: morocco
Jaafar Ameur ... assistant director
Lofti Aït Jaoui ... assistant director: Morocco
Rachid Doha ... third assistant director
Mustapha Grumij ... second second assistant director
Sarah MacFarlane ... second assistant director
Michelle McDermott ... third assistant director
Mohammed Hamza Regragui ... assistant director: Morrocco
Olly Robinson ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Abdellah Baadil ... assistant art director
Karim Elamri ... stand by props
Abdenabi Izlaguen ... set dresser
Kamal Ounejjar ... production assistant

Sound Department 

Sandy Buchanan ... foley supervisor
Mitch Clyman ... adr recordist
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer
Jorge García Bastidas ... re-recording mixer
Stephen Griffiths ... supervising sound editor
Blair Jollands ... sound effects editor
Ferenc Lukács ... adr recordist (as Ferenc Lukacs)
Taha Marhoum ... boom operator (as Thaha Marhoume)
Andy Shelley ... supervising sound editor
Ruth Sullivan ... foley artist
Will Whale ... sound recordist
Yanti Windrich ... assistant re-recording mixer
Nourdine Zaoui ... boom operator

Visual Effects by 

James Clarke ... head of di
Tom Cowlishaw ... 3d generalist: Lipsync Post
Paul Driver ... visual effects producer
Rachel Faith Hanson ... visual effects producer
N. Bantu Key ... digital colorist: marketing (as Ntana Key)
Abigail McKenzie ... digital lab operator
Andy Quinn ... digital compositor
Ben Shepherd ... visual effects supervisor
Marios Theodosi ... Flame artist
Thomas Waddington ... digital lab operator
Taz Lodder ... senior systems administrator: Lipsync Post (uncredited)

Stunts 

Brahim Boukhizzou ... stunts
Gérard Lesage ... stunts
Youssef Marchouki ... stunt performer
Abdellah Oukseh ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department 

David Agha-Rafei ... second assistant camera
Abderahim Bissar ... best boy: Morocco
Abderrahim Bissar ... best boy / rigging gaffer
Bjørn Ståle Bratberg ... second unit cinematographer
Raimon Bufí ... gaffer (as Raimon Bufi Civit)
Manuel Fernandez Cordon ... best boy electrician (as Manuel Fernandez)
Lotfi El Gorda ... first assistant camera
Thomas English ... steadicam operator
Manel Fernández ... best boy electric
Felix Milburn-Foster ... key grip: UK
Elmaslouhi Mohamed ... electrician
Ben Oliver ... first assistant camera
Anas Rachid ... video assist
Mark Taylor ... gaffer: uk

Casting Department 

Magda Sobolewska ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Alison Lewis ... assistant costume designer
Dana Schondelmeyer ... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor

Editorial Department 

Matthew Bate ... assistant editor (assistant editor)
Paul Dray ... senior post producer
Colin Foulkes ... dailies operator
Stuart Fyvie ... digital colourist
Scott Goulding ... iQ Operator
Lisa Jordan ... facility director: Lipsync Post
Charlie Morton ... second assistant editor
Chris Roebuck ... assistant editor (dance scenes)
Sam Sneade ... additional editing: Dance Sequences
Matthew Streatfield ... assistant editor
Sam Tipper-Hale ... post-production coordinator
Daniel Tomlinson ... i/o supervisor
Diana Vasquez ... assistant colourist

Location Management 

Youssef Abagourram ... location manager: morocco
Mounir Badia ... location manager: morocco
Mustapha Bediar ... assistant location manager
Richard Godfrey ... location manager

Music Department 

Boban Apostolov ... assistant score engineer
Iain Cooke ... music supervisor
Sussan Deyhim ... vocal improvisation
Owen Gurry ... musician: guitar
Georgi Hristovski ... score recording engineer
Ana Kondratenko ... orchestra leader
Oleg Kondratenko ... conductor
Laurent Koppitz ... orchestra contractor
Daniel Kresco ... music mixer (as Daniel Kresko)
Ian Neil ... music supervisor
F.A.M.E.'S. Project ... orchestra (as Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Joanna Walfisch ... additional vocals
Benjamin Wallfisch ... music mixer / music producer / music programmer / musician: piano solos
Man Wunderlash ... musician: cello solos
Christopher Gutch ... composer agent (uncredited)
F.A.M.E.'S. Project ... orchestra and studio contractor (uncredited)
Kevin Smithers ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Khalid Ameskane ... transportation coordinator

Other crew 

Abdessalam Ait Abdelah ... assistant accountant: Morocco
Sam Barry-Parker ... key floor runner: UK
Sara Bennani ... production secretary
Laurent Boyé ... publicity consultant (as Laurent Boye)
William Conacher ... dialect coach
Hannah Duncan ... assistant to director and producer / production assistant
Sam Holt ... production coordinator
Youssef Jaber ... production assistant
Charlotte Keep ... production secretary
Akram Khan ... choreography
Myriam Loukili ... production accountant: Morocco
Christos Michaels ... legal services: Lip Sync Productions
Lottie Millar ... production runner
Melissa Morkus ... Physical Production Coordinator
Timothy Mugford ... development executive
Lita O'Sullivan ... production accountant
Rebecca Pendarves ... assistant to producer
Louise Purvis ... technical support
Josh Reinhold ... studio executive
Antony Swiatek ... legal services: LipSync: Lee & Thompson
Widad Taha ... production coordinator: morocco
Mahyad Tousi ... consultant
Rob Tucker ... digital polymath
Cindy Villa ... assistant: Mr. Tooley
Howard Watkins ... head of title design
Liz West ... script supervisor
Stuart Wilkins ... funding source / funding source: BluePencilSet

Thanks 

Omid Abtahi ... special thanks
Nazanin Boniadi ... very special thanks
Janette Day ... very special thanks
Rob Garvie ... special thanks
April Grunow ... special thanks / very special thanks
Tim Kent ... the producers wish to thank
Steve Norris ... very special thanks
Hylda Queally ... very special thanks
Fareed Zakaria ... special thanks
Bettina Zilkha ... special thanks

See also

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