Writer and Director: Mohammadreza Ali Payam

Based on a book by: Hooshang Moradi Kermani

Director of Photography: Bahman Zonoozi

Editor: Sohrab Mirsepasi

Music: Emad Tohidi

Sound Recorder: Mohammad Sheivandy

Cast: Mohammad Navabzadeh, Fatemeh Darvish Nejad, Vaghar Lotfi, Hooshang Homaee, Mahdi Ormaz

Producer: Mohammadreza Ali Payam

91 min, Color, Shot in 2003 in 35mm - Released in 2018 in Full HD


The ten-year-old Mooshoo lives with his mother. A Tonbak (a goblet drum) is the only thing left from his late father that he plays all around and makes their living. When he is arrested few times as a badger, a friend keeps finding him a job, and people keep rejecting him for stupid reasons. Mooshoo has no choice but to go to his father’s grave.

Mohammadreza Ali Payam, known as Haloo, is a poet and satirist. Born in 1957 in Tehran, he is a graduate of Fine Arts in Tehran University. He started his career in cinema in 1979 as an actor, and continued with directing, writing, producing, set and costume designing. He shot Mooshoo in 2003, and the film was confiscated for fourteen years later. Mooshoo is the second film he has directed.
Good Job 1992
Mooshoo 2018