Glad that I came, not sorry to depart

Animated VR eperience

In this animated VR experience, Azam Mazouzadeh created a contemporary world inspired by 5 different poems of Omar Khayyam’s. These each connect the age-old wisdom with today’s life.

My job was to animate, edit and add some extra magic to the wonderful illustrations by Azam that are inspired by ancient Iranian miniature art.

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Special Mention Best VR Short Film Award at Anima festival


IDFA DocLab Academy 2018 

Anima Festival 2020 World premiere


Concept & screenplay: Azam Masoumzadeh

Creative technologist; Wim Forceville

Illustrator: Azam Masoumzadeh

Animators: Wim Forceville, Willem Mertens

Farsi poems from: The Rubáiyát Omar Khayyám

Poems interpreted to Dutch by Stijn Vranken

Poems interpreted to English: Justin Huntly McCarthy

Producer: Emmy Oost

Line producer: An Oost

Original music: Ehsan Yadollahi

Musician tar & sitar: Ehsan Yadollahi

Additional instruments: Stefan Bracke

Sound mix & production: Stefan Bracke at Audiotheque studios

Assisting animator: Rose Thys

Voice overs: Stijn Vranken, Christopher Joseph, Azam Masoumzadeh

With the support of: the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Flanders Literature