TENNESSINE follows Arash (Osamah Sami – House of Gods, Shayda), who against his family’s wishes, arrives in Australia to reunite with the love of his life, the elusive Nazanin (Faezeh Alavi). While the couple spends a romantic weekend in a cabin in the woods, the arrival of Nasser, Nazanin’s supervisor (Robert Rabiah – Last King of the Cross), leads Arash to a chain of self-destructive events.

Set against the backdrop of the desolate Australian wilderness, TENNESSINE is a psychological drama portraying the effects of displacement, belonging and love.


Osamah Sami, Faezeh Alavi, Robert Rabiah

Key Creatives

Director: Amin Palangi
Screenplay: Osamah Sami
Producers: Ulysses Oliver, Ben Ferris, Amin Palangi
Executive: Producer Michael McMahon
Director of Photography: Daniel Hartley-Allen
Production Designer: Ellen Doolan
Editor: Brad Hurt
Composer: Hamed Sadeghi
Costume Designer: CC Williams
Sound Recordist: Julian Oliver
Sound Designer: Adam Hulbert
Makeup Artist: Alessandra Mafodda
Colourist: Yanni Kronenberg

Technical Information

Year: 2023
Running time: 87 min
Language: Persian and English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Camera: ARRI Amira
Lenses: Ultra Prime
Shooting Format: 4K / Colour
Frame Rate: 24fps
Screening format: DCP 2D
Ratio: 2.39:1
Sound: 5.1 Surround

Press Coverage

The Latch – 5 Must-See Australian Films at the 2023 Sydney Film Festival

CInema Australia – Interview with Amin Palangi

FilmInk – New Australian film Tennessine

CBR City News

For Your Reference – Interview with “Tennessine” Director

IF Magezine – Amin Palangi’s ‘Tennessine’ begins filming in NSW


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