My name is Zahir Rashed, and I’m a screenwriter hailing from Afghanistan, currently living in San Francisco. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been curious about the world around me and interested in people and their experiences. I have always been an observer of life, and my passion has been to share stories through visuals and words.
When I was younger, I would say to my friends, “If I take a pen and write about the first person I see on the street in any city of Afghanistan, or if I take a camera and walk on any street in any part of Afghanistan, I will be able to make a compelling story worth telling, sharing and showing.” I believed in that imagination and still do. Eventually, I started working with a media organization as an editor and content manager for a publication called Afghanistan Today Magazine, which is published Afghanistan-wide.
While writing for Afghanistan Today, I discovered that I was right; there are stories worth telling, but to be able to write those stories professionally, I needed professional training, and that’s how I ended up in the US, studying the art of screenwriting and storytelling. And so, I started my career as a creative scriptwriter ever since.
Sam Javadi is the Iranian director and cinematographer located in United States was born in 1986. He wrote and directed more then 15 stage show and 10 short films. The stage shows were played in the US, Russia, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Germany, Uzbekistan and Iran. He also composed 10 songs, and choreography more than 5 musical dances shows.
Sam Javadi has been Awarded as a director, writer and composer with many national and international awards.
Sam Javadi has been part of the team of two documentary films as cinematographer and director advisor that got many international awards.