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Ep. 64 Shahab Zargari | Indie filmmaking, music, and the business of creativity

Hi there,

Thursdays are for arts calling! And today I am psyched to be arts calling Shahab Zargari!

About our guest:
Shahab Zargari is an award-winning filmmakermusic lover, author and entrepreneur. He graduated in 2000 from the University of California at Irvine with a bachelor of arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Education.

After years of creating original YouTube and Vimeo content, Shahab jumped into serious filmmaking with his year-long science fiction film project, THE CRYSTAL CRYPT (2013), starring husband and wife acting team Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt. He proceeded to work on honing his craft through short films, music videos, and commissioned work. After the success of his film, MY NAME IS ART (2018), in the film festival circuit and inclusion in Amazon Prime’s first film festival he began work on what would be his most recent film. This film, entitled OH, THE GUILT (2021) (a nod to a Nirvana song of the same name), is now making its way through the film festival circuit.

Currently he creates all of the video output for the UNLV Performing Arts Center, UNLV School of Music, UNLV School of Architecture, UNLV Departments of Film, Dance, Theatre, Art, on top of any freelance directing or editing gig he can get his hands on.
You can view all of his creative output on his Vimeo and Youtube accounts.

Here’s a link to the Shoah Survivors Project mentioned in the episode:

Thanks for taking the time to join me on the podcast, Shahab!

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Go make a dent: much love,