On The Cusp, Longlist - Music Video

Jordan Klassen, Virtuous Circle

Farhad Ghaderi


Virtuous Circle explores the joys and pains of brotherhood through the volatile relationship between a young boy and his self-destructive older brother.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Farhad is a Mexican-Iranian music video director living in Vancouver. His work aims to explore nuances of identity and intimacy, to find honest and deep emotion in the endless grey areas of our relationships. Farhad’s work has screened in festivals around the world and has been featured in Shots.net, Vogue, Booooooom, and Nowness. In 2019 he was awarded the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award and more recently, his music video Virtuous Circle won Gold at the Cannes Young Director Award and was shortlisted at the UKMVAs .