About the Film

In a check-box society that functions by dividing us into neatly-defined categories, where does someone with a strong mind and a weak body fit in? Once Upon A Time There Was A Man and We Regret to Inform You... offer an unsentimental, and unapologetic, look at what it means to be both “disabled” and “productive”.


UN Sustainable Development Goal #3:  Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
UN Sustainable Development Goal #8:  Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full, and productive employment and decent work for all.

Film Information

Year: 2015
Length: 26min | 12 min
Language: English, Farsi with English Subtitles
Country: Iran, Canada
Premiere: Canadian/Calgary
Genre: Social Issue

Cast & Credits

Director: Siavash Jamali and Ata Mehrad   |   Heidi Janz and Eva Colmers
Producer: Siavash Jamali, Ata Mehrad, and Mehdai Shamohamadi   |   Bonnie Thompson