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“When I made Maryam, there were no films about Iranian-Americans. None! I grew up loving The Godfather, partly because of the immigrant story. This inspired me to make a film about the Iranian-American experience.”

Ramin Serry

Screenwriting Mentor

Ramin Serry has written and directed two critically-acclaimed feature films, Maryam (2002) and Loveless (2011). His short films have been official selections at several film festivals. Serry has taught screenwriting at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia University’s Film MFA Program, the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Sarah Lawrence College, and Hunter College.