The Noise

By Pooya Razi



A young man’s life in an apartment building gets invaded by public norms after a neighbour accuses him of leading an immoral lifestyle and demands that other residents intervene. Using real documented audio footage, the film explores the line between individual privacy and public ‘noise’.

Selected by Oberhausen International Short Film Festival


Amirali Mohebinjad
Pedram Razi


Scriptwriter and director: Pooya Razi
Producer: Pooya Razi
Producer: Simmer Sawhney
Music: Pedram Niksirat
Editor: Pooya Razi
Sound: Javad Safari
Animator: Mina Poorkarimi
Animator: Marjan Razavi

Director’s Biography

Pooya Razi was born in 1984 Tehran based artist. He holds a BA in Painting from the Art University of Tehran. Razi’s paintings have been exhibited in Tehran, Paris, New York, and Dubai. He started making movies in 2012 and his first animated short film was nominated for the Grand Prize at Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. Razi’s movies have been officially selected for some major international short film festivals, in particular, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2015, Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada. Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, 2015.

He also won the award for the best experimental film from the 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival and the 7th Khorshid film festival.


The Noise (short film) 2015 – Director, Screenwriter, Editor

Not Being (short film) 2019 – Director, Screenwriter, Director of Photography, Editor