DIRECTOR | WRITER | MUSIC COMPOSER | ANIMATOR
OF THE FOLLOWING AWARD WINNING FILMS
Farbod was born and raised in Tehran/Iran, where he started an Underground Metal Band and released the first Persian language Metal album on the worldwide platforms of the 2010s. As a result, he became blacklisted in his home country by numerous Iranian governmental agencies.
In 2013, after many years of struggling with the Iranian government, he finally decided to secretly shoot his first short film, "Ellipsis," in a vast desert, hundreds of kilometers away from the nearest police station. In 2014, thanks to the film's international success, he became able to move to the United States.
Since then, his work has been honored and recognized by numerous film festivals and organizations, such as Sundance, Fantastic Fest, Cleveland International Film Festival, Sun Valley Film Festival, Festival du nouveau cinema, Klik Amsterdam Festival, Oaxaca Film Festival, etc.
His latest short film, "Forbidden to See Us Scream in Tehran," is a reimagination of his and his friends' once illegal lives in Iran.