Artist Statement

I am a digital media maker working primarily in short film, web series and streamed media formats. My work uses humor to weave together the personal with the political and show the interconnection between national/international policy decisions and individual loves. My characters reflect the experiences of first generation immigrants–Iranian Americans in particular–as a cultural remix of both American culture and their parents’ heritage.

I also am a community curator, collecting and producing short film screenings in community venues. My curatorial selections consist of work that centers women, immigrants, and people of color and help widen the spectrum of representation of marginalized communities.

My goal is to both create and uplift compelling storytelling that affirms and celebrates those of us on the margins while also cleverly challenging racism and xenophobia.

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