Virtuous Circle


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 joys and pains of brotherhood through the volatile relationship between a young boy and his self-destructive older brother in the pursuit of winning a famous regional long-distance race.

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

This film was created thanks to the generous support of the MVP Project, a joint initiative of RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize (administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television).

GOLD Winner - Music Video - Young Director Award 2020
Winner - Best Music Video - Shiny Awards 2020
Winner - Best Music Video - SF Indie Shorts Film Festival
Nomination - UKMVA 2019

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Director’s Notes

Farhad Ghaderi

Farhad’s work has screened in festivals around the world and has been featured in, Vogue, Booooooom, and Nowness. In 2019 he was awarded the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award and more recently, his music video Virtuous Circle won Gold at the Young Director Award, was shortlisted at the UKMVAs and awarded at the Shiny Awards for Best Music Video. Farhad was awarded a coveted Young Guns 19 spot from the One Club for Creativity.

Production Co


Casting Directors

Kris & Kara Casting

2nd AC

Eddie Foster

Set Decorator

Elan Fortin

Sound Designer

Oscar Vargas

Writer, Director, DOP

Farhad Ghaderi

Steadicam Operator

Peter Park

Hair & Makeup Artist

Lovisa Langstrump

Special Thanks



Shelby Manton

1st AC

Mikael Bidard

Key Grip

Matt Sawatzky


Alex Farrah

Special Thanks

MVP Project

2nd AC

Olly Bian

Production Designer

Charlie Hannah


Sam Gilling