An Accidental Monk
Written and Directed by Ehsan Ghoreishi
Ehsan Ghoreishi, Cassandra Jones, Michael Short, & Tom Musick
Shayan, a worn young cab driver, finds himself slowly unraveling from interactions with his passengers. He meets Valarie - a passenger who, for the first time, is interested in Shayan's mind and story. After a confusing altercation, Shayan must track Valarie down to find the unanswered questions left in his cab. He convinces Tom, a frequent passenger, to accompany him in seeking out Valarie in the middle of the night. He comes to a disturbing and grim discovery about himself by morning.
Ehsan Ghoreishi is an Iranian filmmaker based in Chicago. He has a BA in film from Columbia College Chicago. His last film “Circles and Signals” premiered at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival. Ehsan is also curator of various special screenings (Made In Iran Slamdance 2012). He is currently working on his feature length documentary, which takes place in U.S. and Middle East.