Canadian movie Corona becomes first film on COVID-19
The director did not know that the virus was going to become a global pandemic at the time and predominantly tackled racial discrimination against Chinese people in the indie film
Even before the world knew that COVID-19 was a global pandemic, Canadian filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari had already made an independent film on the virus, which has now become the first film on the subject.
Keshvari has written, directed and produced the feature film Corona, which was shot in an elevator and follows seven neighbours trapped in an elevator. The fear that a Chinese woman trapped with them could be a potential COVID-19 carrier grips everyone and drama ensues.
"The idea came to me when I was in an elevator reading news about Chinese tourists being attacked, and I thought I'm going to make a movie in an elevator," Keshvari reportedly told Hollywood Reporter on Monday.
Keshvari did not know that the virus was going to become a global pandemic at the time and predominantly tackled racial discrimination due to the spread of the virus against Chinese people in the indie film. "It was then known as the Chinese virus, but now everyone can have it, so it's not just one race's problem. Now the human race has to come together to defeat the virus," he reportedly said.
The thriller, which was shot last month in Vancouver, is now ready for sale.