Caveh Zahedi is an American Filmmaker, director, and actor of Iranian descent. He abject, self-defeating, ethically questionable, maddeningly original approach to documentary. Zahedi was born on April 29, 1960, in Washington, D.C., to Iranian immigrant parents.
|Birth Date||April 29, 1960|
|Birth Place||New York, United States|
|Profession||Filmmaker, director, and actor|
|Wife||Amanda Field (m. 2003)|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Caveh Zahedi Age
He is 59 years old as of 2019
Earlier Life and Education
He studied philosophy at Yale University. Upon graduation, Zahedi moved to Paris, France to find funding for his films, but failed to interest any French producers in his projects about Arthur Rimbaud, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Eadweard Muybridge.
He also estranged himself from his idol, Jean-Luc Godard, after calling him at 3 a.m. He also produced an experimental music video of a Talking Heads song, which was rejected by David Byrne.
Zahedi subsequently returned to Los Angeles to attend UCLA film school. In the UCLA graduate program, he completed his first feature film, A Little Stiff (1991), with fellow student Greg Watkins.
The film was an experimental narrative in which he re‑enacted his unrequited love for a UCLA art student, using real-life participants. A Little Stiff premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim but did not bring commercial success.
His feature film, I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore (1994), documented his attempt to bond with his estranged father and half-brother on a road trip to Las Vegas.
The film generated criticism after Zahedi insisted that his father and brother take the drug Ecstasy with him on film.
In 1998 Zahedi moved to San Francisco, where he made his next feature, In the Bathtub of the World (2001). The film was a year-long video diary, with the premise of recording one minute every day for an entire year, and editing the footage down to 90 minutes.
The film premiered on the Independent Film Channel. In 2001 Zahedi made Tripping with Caveh, a 30‑minute film of a mushroom trip with singer-songwriter Will Oldham.
In 2005 Caveh’s film, I Am a Sex Someone who is addicted, took fifteen years to make because of monetary and creation challenges, was discharged.
Through re‑enactments, the film described Zahedi’s battle with his dependence on whores and the ruin it unleashed on his relationships and emotional connections.
At the point when Sundance dismissed the finished venture, Zahedi attempted to disseminate the film himself. It was merely after he won the Gotham Grant, for “Best Film Not Playing in a Venue Close to You,” that IFC Movies got the film.
Since that time, Zahedi has made a few short movies, including “Dada,” distributed by Center Highlights, and “The Unmaking of I Am a Sex Fiend,” discharged on the DVD magazine Wholphin.
Caveh’s most recent film, The Sheik and I, is a full-length adaptation of a shorter film appointed by the Sharjah Biennial. It was in this manner prohibited.
Zahedi has likewise shown up in a few movies in acting jobs, including Alexander Payne’s Native Ruth, Greg Watkins’ A Sign From God, Richard Linklater’s Cognizant existence, and Enrolled Sex Wrongdoer. In September 2009, Zahedi had a job in the little film Boundless Dreamtime – A multi Week Film. Zahedi additionally encourages film classes at The New School in New York.
It is a show about its creation, with every scene enumerating the nature of the past stage.
Caveh Zahedi Wife
Caveh Zahedi married his wife Amanda Field in 2003.👸👸