When I was 4, I migrated from Tehran, Iran to San Jose, CA.  Some years later, I saw a couple of movies that made me want to try to make my own. 


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Notable Things

Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film 
- 2x San Francisco Film Society KRF Grant Winner (2013, 2017)
- 3x San Francisco Film Society Filmhouse Resident 
SXSW Official Selection - REFUGE 
- SXSW Official Selection - Sister Hearts
SXSW Official Selection - Miss Me: The Artful Vandal 
Vimeo Staff Pick - REFUGE 
Vimeo Staff Pick - Sister Hearts
Vimeo Staff Pick - Lakota in America
Vimeo Staff Pick - "Happy Birthday Philando Castile" 
Vimeo Staff Pick - Miss Me: The Artful Vandal 
Vimeo Staff Pick - "Yassin Falafel"
Vimeo Staff Pick - Made In Iowa
- Tribeca X Award Finalist - Yassin Falafel
The Guardian features "Happy Birthday Philando Castile" 
The Atlantic features "Happy Birthday Mario Woods" features "Happy Birthday Philando Castile" 
Webby Award Winner - Airbnb "Love is Welcome Here" 
- 3x Webby Award Winner - Square "Yassin Falafel"
Vimeo Blog Feature - Square "For Every Dream"
CNN features "Yassin Falafel"
AdWeek features "Yassin Falafel"
- Creativity Online Editors Pick - "Lakota in America
- Mashable features "Lakota in America"
Ad2SF 32 under 32 
SOMA Magazine - The New Face of Indie Film 
The San Francisco Chronicle features "Happy Birthday Mario Woods" 
- Feature - "The Boombox Collection: Boots Riley"
VICE exclusive premiere - "Happy Birthday Oscar Grant" 
Huffington Post interview on REFUGE 
No Film School - Interview on the Happy Birthday Project 
Airbnb "Love is Welcome" - Ad of the Day AdWeek 
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