2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Saturday, March 12
1:45PM - 3:03PM

Alamo Ritz 2
320 E 6th St


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BODKIN RAS tells the story of an isolated character; a semi-nomadic wanderer of sorts who is on the outside looking in and disrupting the social and moral order. All characters except Bodkin are real people playing themselves. Red James, a Scotsman who has spent time in various prisons in the UK, narrates the story.BODKIN RAS plays with the idea of the unknown intruder looking for a fresh start, aiming for a fair chance. In his pure and existential aim to belong somewhere he is a hazard to himself and his surrounding.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2016
Runtime: 78min

Director: Kaweh Modiri

Producer: Raymond van der Kaaij

Screenwriter: Kaweh Modiri

Cinematographer: Daan Nieuwenhuis

Editor: Jan de Coster

Production Designer: Lindsay McGee

Sound Designer: Ranko Paukovic

Music: Mohsen Namjoo

Additional Credits: Line Producer: Katie Crook, Co-producer: Kaweh Modiri, Assistent director: Orly Nurany

Principal Cast: Sohrab Bayat, Lily Szramko, Eddie Paton, James Macmillan


Kaweh Modiri (1982) is a Dutch artist, filmmaker and writer of Iranian descent. His documentary short MY BURGLAR AND I premiered at Film Festival Rotterdam 2011, and was awarded the Rene Coelho Award by Netherlands Instiutue for Media Art. In 2012, he published his debut Novel MISTER SADEK & OTHERS. His feature film BODKIN RAS premiered in 2016.

Public Film Contact
Raymond van der Kaaij
Revolver Amsterdam
+31 62 4908696

Publicity Contact
Raymond van der Kaaij



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