A powerful video for singer-songwriter Jordan Klassen by Vancouver-based director Farhad Ghaderi and production company BOLDLY. Featuring raw performances from Montreal’s Antoine Olivier Pilon and Vancouver’s Ben Andrusco-Daon, “Virtuous Circle” explores the volatile relationship between a young boy and his self-destructive older brother. As Farhad explains further:

“This story is about embracing the idea that we are deeply flawed and contradictory creatures, yet still capable of loving in our own imperfect ways. I tried to bring as much of my own lived experiences and feelings into the film. Revisiting memories of my older brother and I growing up so close. Relationships are not just ups and downs, the most interesting parts sometimes lie in that in between. Many of the interactions between our characters are real mundane moments we all live with our siblings.”

Created with the generous support of the MVP Project, a joint initiative of RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize (administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television), check out “Virtuous Circle” above. Full credits and behind-the-scenes images below!


Antoine Olivier Pilon
Ben Andrusco-Daon
Jennifer Copping
Shaun Morse

Director: Farhad Ghaderi
Production Company: BOLDLY
Executive Producers: Shelby Manton, Kristoff Duxbury, Sebastien Galina, Geoff Manton
Producer: Shelby Manton
1st AD: Kristoff Duxbury
Casting: Kris Woznesensky, CSA & Kara Eide, CSA
Director of Photography: Farhad Ghaderi
Steadicam Operator: Peter Park
1st AC: Mikael Bidard
2nd AC: Olly Bian
2nd AC: Eddie Foster
Gaffer: Jordan Findlay
Key Grip: Matt Sawatzky
Production Designer: Charlie Hannah
Set Decorator: Elan Fortin
Costume Designer: Charlie Hannah
Hair/Makeup Artist: Lovisa Langstrump
Editor: Alexander Farah
Colourist: Sam Gilling
Sound Designer/Mixer: Oscar Vargas

Track Runners:
TJ Bisson-Somerville
Dylan Homenick
Mason MacGregor
Cowen Oliver
Filip Van Rengen
Kieran Varughese

Produced with the co-operation of the Union of B.C. Performers.

Special Thanks:
MVP Project
Prism Prize
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Keslow Camera
Lecily Corbett
Primary Imaging
Pacific Backlot
Signal Systems
City of Surrey
James Monk
Carla & Glenn Johnson
Dora Prieto
Dariush Ghaderi
Hana Amani
Broken pier in White Rock. RIP.


Photo by Charlie Hannah


Photo by Charlie Hannah


Photo by Kristoff Duxbury


Photo by Kristoff Duxbury


Photo by Kristoff Duxbury


Farhad Ghaderi’s Website

Farhad Ghaderi on Instagram

Farhad Ghaderi on Vimeo


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