Love is Blind, starring Iranian-Swedish Actor, Music Therapist Arsi Nami; Wins Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival for disability awareness

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Love is Blind short film, starring Iranian-Swedish Actor & Music Therapist Arsi Nami, wins Jury Prize at  2017 Cannes Film Festival International Entr'2 Marches , for sharing disability awareness.   (Read source: Kayhan London News & Abilities News)

Love is Blind screened May 21, on Arsi Nami's birthday at Cannes, France, and will screen again Monday May 29th for winning the Jury Prize at 2017 Cannes Film Festival International Entr'2 Marches among other winners at the most famous screen in the world Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière Palais des Festivals

3945fhtn.jpgLove is Blind Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes International Festival Entr'2 Marches 

hzn9fqoo.jpgInterior and exterior view of Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière Palais des Festival

Arsi Nami states on his social media account:

 "What better way to celebrate my birthday on May 21st, by giving a gift of sharing disability awareness at 🌿 2017 Cannes International Film Festival Entr’2 Marches.  Proud of entire production and cast. We are happy that a short film could make a long way to inspire at Cannes and India"

According to Arsi Nami's website (,  Love is Blind  also Official selection at WeCare Film Festival in New Delhi, India another festival sharing disability awareness.  

Love is Blind also available to watch at Amazon Prime. Link:
Download Official Film Soundtrack composed by Arsi Nami:

Cast: Arsi Nami as Giovanni
April Lam as Marcy
Director: Odai Al Mukdad
DP,Writer: Charles Gray
Assistant Director: Ibrahim Kastantin
KM Productions
Original Music written by: Arsi Nami
Poster & Art Director: Arsi Nami
Assistant Camera: Nicholas Gooden
Boom Operator:  Carina Daniele


(Still photo of Arsi Nami photo by Charles Ge)

Arsi Nami is an actor, music therapist, singer and songwriter from Shiraz, Iran. He was raised in Sweden and living in Los Angeles

According to an article written by the Journalist Mazyar Mahdavifar in the The Corsair - Santa Monica College, "two years ago Nami experienced one of life’s downs. He was in a car accident. It damaged his discs and neck, and the injury was almost the same one that his family member had sustained years earlier. As a result of the disability caused by the injury, Nami was diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

"One day, coming out of a psychotherapy session, he saw the SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild) building. “I saw that posting for free acting workshops. I fell in love with it. The moment I walked in, I thought that was my therapy.”

"Nami used that workshop as a distraction from his pain and depression. It worked. He started attending auditions for fun, and the next thing he remembers is that he was acting in different movies and booking international commercials for Samsung, Guitar Center, HP, the NBA, and Disney. “I wasn’t supposed to be there. But I understood that this was a moment for me in the darkness … that I had to rejuvenate myself.”

"One of the first jobs Nami auditioned for was the role of Giovanni, a visually impaired man, in a short film called “Love is Blind.” “I worked for years with visually impaired clients at clinics and hospitals. It was close to me also because I was going through my injury,” said Nami. Out of 250 submissions, he was chosen to play the character. Because he was a music therapist, Nami was also approved by the producers of the movie to compose “Love is Blind, The Original Film Soundtrack,” as well as to create the official poster for the project."

“As the film was done, and with the disability community close to my heart, I took the opportunity to reach out to the presidents at film festivals in Cannes and India. Weeks later, I got the news that Love is Blind was an Official Selection at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Entr’2 Marches, and the We Care Film Festival in India, [where it was] nominated for Best Film.”

Arsi Nami has a strong resume of working with individuals with disabilities, special needs kids, as well as contributing to the community as a philanthropist. He continues to share disability awareness via acting and film. Read more about Arsi Nami at or full article about his life at The Corsair Santa Monica:

Support Arsi Nami on the web: (@arsi_nami)


aznbhxjh.jpgLove is Blind  (Original Film Soundtrack, composed by Arsi Nami)


(Still photo of Arsi Nami photo by: Charles Ge)


(Still photo of Arsi Nami photo by Laursen Photo)


(Still photo of Arsi Nami photo by Laursen Photo)