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124. Arts Calling Q&A with Jaime Alejandro and Shahab Zargari

Arts Calling Podcast | Down-to-earth conversations with independent artists about craft, community, and a life well-lived.

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Hi there,

We’re trying something different today: Today I’m thrilled to bring you an Arts Calling Q&A!

Friend of the show Shahab Zargari stops by to help me process the first 100 episodes of the podcast and some lessons along the way. Hope you enjoy!!

About our Guest:

Shahab Zargari is an award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker and administrative faculty member of the UNLV College of Fine Arts. After years of creating original short-form streaming content, Shahab made his directorial debut with the Philip K. Dick adaptation, THE CRYSTAL CRYPT (2013), an official selection at the San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival. He continued to hone his craft, creating original films, music videos, and a multitude of commissioned works. Shahab’s short films MY NAME IS ART (2018) and OH, THE GUILT (2021) garnered a dozen awards from a variety of prestigious festivals, including official selection to Amazon’s inaugural All Voices Film Festival, a digital festival celebrating underrepresented communities. Currently, the Docu-Dance short ‘The UNLV Shoah Project‘ is making rounds in the film festival circuit. You can view all of his creative output on his Vimeo and Youtube accounts.

THE CRYSTAL CRYPT 10 year anniversary art book is now available here!

Thanks for making this happen, Shahab! All the best!

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Arts Calling is produced by Jaime Alejandro ( Like the show? Tell your creative friends, leave a review, or send me an email here. Your support truly makes a difference! Go make a dent. Much love,


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