Source: Iranian Film Festival
Iranian actors, Saye Yabandeh & Marsh Mokhtari will be attending the the 6th Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco. This festival is a showcase for independent films made by or about Iranians from around the world
Discovering the Next Generation of Iranian Filmmakers©
September 28-29, 2013
Saye Yabandeh, will be present at the Iranian Film Festival for the movie 'Silk' and the Q&A.
Silk will be screened on Sunday, September 29
3 times Best Actress Award winner Saye Yabnadeh, after deciding to use film to build a platform to share a message with the world, Saye moved to Los Angeles and studied acting at The Meisner Center and directing at UCLA. She is fluent in English and Farsi, and has traveled much of the world for plays and film work and to experience life. Aside from acting in a number of excellent movies, Saye has worked many different positions on various productions, building her producing experience from the ground up. Saye enjoys the challenges of producing, bringing a team together and creating opportunities and surrounding herself with good people with positive attitudes, who believe in a project and find joy in it. Saye believes strongly in maintaining a good quality of life, and understands the importance of balance between work and personal harmony. As an athlete, health, fitness, and a positive mental attitude are key to her existence. Part of that positive mental attitude is exhibited in her efforts to affect the world by being an inspiration for individuals. She donates her time to a number of causes and has hosted several charity events, including the Persian Relief Center and fighting for blindness.
Marsh Mokhtari, will be present at the Iranian Film Festival for the movie 'Carjack' and the Q&A
Carjack will be screened on Sunday, September 29
Although Marsh Mokhtari was born in the UK, his father's nautical career took him to Persia for his first six years. He then spent the next 19 years in the UK. He holds a degree in 'Medical Physics' from the University of Newcastle. While at Newcastle he played American football for the UK national team and had a short career as a pro-athlete, (playing both rugby and American football) he then had a 'real-job' in London, focusing on the corporate world of executive search. It wasn't until 2001 when Marsh was taking a sabbatical in Australia that he found his true passion. While in Sydney, he had a fortuitous encounter with the film, 'The Matrix Reloaded', and found himself on 'set' for 2 weeks as an extra. This very short taste was enough to give Marsh the momentum needed to give up a high paying executive job to focus on a 'whim'. He moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and enrolled in an acting class, he's been guest-starring in roles ever since, on shows such as, 'CSI: New York', 'The Young and the Restless' and 'The Closer'.
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