"Loss of the daimon collapses democratic society into a crowd of shoppers wandering the mall of mazes in search of an exit. But there is no exit without the guide of an individual direction." James Hilman

LISTEN is the work of author, film producer & director Bogdan Darev who grew up in communist Bulgaria to dissident parents. The author has lived in the USA for the past 26 years.

"Produced in 2008 and finally released in 2021, LISTEN set me on my path as a film director. I'll be forever thankful to all of the amazing cast and dedicated crew of our beloved Seattle.

'They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.'

This quote by Benjamin Franklin opened the film then and now. The film was inspired by my observation of communism and capitalism merging together in the first decade of 2000s.

I am not sure what to call the current society we live in. All I know is that I love making movies! Enjoy!" - Bogdan

The film is the visual prelude to Bogdan Darev's novel "Long Nights Moon." Find out more about the novel here

Read Bogdan Darev's serialized online novellas & essays at

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