The world needs laughter right now more than ever before.
While the film is ultimately categorized as a comedy, it does have heavier, cultural undertones that offer a more thought-provoking angle.
“Super Dicks” also features a cast of leads that include Paul Braunstein, Michael Man, and Jennifer Hui. Plus, Greg Bryk, known for his work in Saw V, gives a fantastic performance as “Braun White” in the film. And Keara Graves, best known for her recurring role as “Grace” in the Netflix series, Grand Army, plays the character of “Crystal.”
Bardya has always wanted to make movies, bringing stories alive on screen.
However, producing a film during the middle of a global pandemic brought on an entirely different set of challenges.
“We had started researching and script development pre-COVID. And while the pandemic didn’t stop our pace to shoot this film, we did have the option to postpone,” Bardya shared. “My thought process was that first of all, this needed to be a comedy now more than ever before. And second, and probably most importantly, this needed to create jobs. In the end, I’m so glad that I made the choice to continue with the film during the pandemic. Many of our actors from the film are incredibly talented theater artists that couldn’t have performed elsewhere due to the pandemic.”
But, this was a brand new venture for Bardya. In fact, Bardya didn’t have any prior film industry experience before “Super Dicks.”
From President & CEO of Pario Technologies Corp. to founder of BBS Securities Inc. and Virtual Brokers to finally CEO & President of SITTU Group Inc., Bardya Ziaian has gained more than two decades of experience in the financial industry.
But none in the film industry.
“I had no film background, but I dove right in, and got my hands dirty,” Bardya shared. “If there’s something you want to do, don’t be afraid to try it.”
Leveraging his knowledge of financial investing, coupled with his creative thinking and his attention to detail, Bardya put a team together and hit the ground running.
But this was no ordinary team.
Bardya wanted every role from script writers, to financial accountants, and even production managers, to all be filled with in-house team members.
“We did fair bit in house, ,” Bardya shared. “I started with ideation, then progressed to writing the script, hiring talent, securing funding, and finally producing the film. My team and I had no connections in the industry – we didn’t speak the language nor know the ins-and-outs of filmmaking. But I wanted my team to learn everything and do it all on their own because at my core, I’m a learner.”
Bardya has always had an innate desire to learn more, try more, and do more.
“I’ve always pushed myself and my teams outside of the comfort zone to learn and grow. I think making ‘Super Dicks’ attests to that philosophy.”
Stay tuned for the release of “Super Dicks” coming soon!