According to Press TV, Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film
Center (DEFC) has announced that during an agreement, the DEFC will
provide only $1.3 million of the total costs of the project and the rest
will be financed by the companies.
DEFC Director Shafi Aqamohammadian said the documentary project is estimated to cost about $3.5 million.
US-based Iranian filmmaker Asadollah Niknejad is slated to direct the film which will chronicle the life of the first Iranian female rally driver Laleh Seddiq.
Iran's Deputy Culture Minister for Cinematic Affairs Javad Shamaqdari
commissioned his advisor Jalil Erfanmanesh to revise the screenplay of
the Laleh, which was written by Niknejad.
Born in 1977, Laleh Seddiq is an Iranian female race car driver who races both on circuits and in rallies. She has been called the "little Schumacher" after Germany's Michael Schumacher.