In 2008, Reza Dolatabadi graduated from the University of Dundee with a BA (Hons) in Animation and Media Art. His final masterpiece in completing the degree was Khoda, a surrealist thriller comprised of 6000 paintings produced across two years. The animation was entered into 12 film festivals and won three awards, including Best Animation at Canary Wharf Film Festival. Since, Khoda has received international acclaim, and has been viewed almost 900,000 times. Dolatabadi enlisted the help of Animation and Electronic Media graduate, Adam Thompson, for the 3D animation, and together the pair were able to produce a film in which “whenever you pause it, you see a painting,” which was Dolatabadi’s original concept. Despite its minimal run time, Khoda authentically touches upon ideologies of alienation, anguish and more literally, incarceration. Maintaining pace to an electronic soundtrack from Hamed Mafakheri, Khoda is a compelling watch.