Silver Carnation

Fereydoun Farrokhzad was an Iranian natural treasure and tragic hero, a superstar in pre-revolutionary Iran. Through his poetry, music and variety shows, he captured the hearts of the Iranian people. His TV show, Silver Carnation, was so popular it emptied the streets throughout Iran. He was known to be a true patriot to those who knew him.

30 years after his brutal death, his huge community of fans and friends are still seeking answers. His fate exemplifies the dark shadow that the Iranian revolution still casts over Iranians in the world today. The story of his life reads like a spy novel ending in a pool of blood in Bonn, Germany 1992.

Royal Knight Productions takes great care and pride in telling the story of Fereydoun Farrokhzad to those who did not know him and delivers a fresh reminder to those who do. “Silver Carnation” (Persian title “Mikhake Noghreie”) integrates a cast of award winning Iranian and international actors, a seasoned production team, and an excellent script that brings to life this poignant and tragic story.

Cast & Crew
Shahryar Rumi

As Fereydoun Farrokhzad

Wilma Elles

as Ania

Toktam Aboozary

as Forough Farrokhzad

Milad Dylan

as Essie

Ghazaleh Memar

as Taraneh

Afshin Katanchi

as Amir Shajareh

Roy Sartipi

Director / Writer

Kelli Lessie


Scott Leslie -


Mark Anthony Coger


Peter Kelley

Line Producer

Roy Sartipi
Director / Writer

Founder and CEO Roy Sartipi started his film and television career more than 30 years ago when he was introduced to longtime producer Ron Lavery. Impressed with Roy’s work, Ron hired Roy as a special effects coordinator on the film Terror in Beverly Hills where the relationship continued and the two began distributing films worldwide.

With a vast range of talents, Roy continues his work as an accomplished screen writer and director, and is considered a valuable asset to any production, bringing together some of the best production teams in the industry. Roy is excited with his current project Mikhake Noghreie (Silver Carnation).