Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi, late 15th century,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Production Timetable and Schedule

The producer's projection schedule calls for project completion within a 52-week timeframe. This schedule does not include the stop-and-go consideration of fundraising. Contingent on fundraising, the “best-case” production schedule is as follows:

Week 1-20 Research / pre-interviews to identify scholars and artists.
Week 21-34 Pre-production and gathering archival footage and photographs. Finding animators.
Week 33-34 Production - filming interviews and b-roll with artists and scholars in the US and Tehran, Iran. Animation tests.
Week 35-52 Post-production: editing, finalizing animation, music composition, sound design, sound mix, color correct, negotiating licenses for archival materials. Output to DVD and streaming VoD.
Completion November 2022 is the final completion goal.