m ss ng p eces is delighted to announce that documentary filmmaker Mohammad Gorjestani has joined our live action roster.
Gorjestani is an Iranian-American filmmaker who fled Tehran with his family during the Iran-Iraq War, setting in the Bay Area. His work often explores the immigrant experience and social justice issues, giving an authentic narrative across both independent and branded projects. He has directed spots and short films for brands including Airbnb, Square, Visa, and Pinterest. His short film for Square, Yassin Falafel, was a Tribeca X Award finalist earlier this year and three-time Webby Award winner; his “Love is Welcome Here” spot celebrating Pride Month for Airbnb was also honored with a Webby. Five of Gorjestani’s projects have been selected as Vimeo Staff Picks, he is a two-time San Francisco Film Society Grant winner, and his films Refuge and Miss Me: The Artful Vandal were SXSW Official Selections.
You can read the full press release over at SHOOT.