Rayan Farzad is a graduate of The Young Fellow Filmmakers Organization of Tehran. Having trained first in the field of engineering, he found his passion in filmmaking after working with Iran’s famed directors, Naser Taghvail and Bahram Beizali, whereupon he committed to following his dream of becoming a director.
While living and working in Tehran, he had the privilege of directing an award-winning theater group in the staging of Henrik Ibsen’s world-class production, Hedda Gabler.
Farzad graduated from the American Film Institute directing program after directing his two thesis films, Evelyn and Hidden.
Farzad is also a poet and writer of short stories. His films explore the intimate unseen emotions of characters forced upon them in conditions beyond their power.