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Asghar Massombagi

Asghar Massombagi

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Asghar immigrated to Canada in 1986 when barely out of his teens, arriving with a hundred dollars to his name.

Calling Vancouver his home, he worked, raising enough money to put himself through school. Working with contemporaries such as Scott Smith and DOP Robert Aschmann, Asghar graduated with a double major in film and computer science from Canada's well-respected Simon Fraser University. Asghar has since made two short films, Feel Like Chicken Tonight, a black comedy exploring the surreal aspect of a simple household chore, and The Miracle, an award-winning short following the plight of an immigrant Iranian man as he roams the streets of Vancouver in search of a job - a lyrical story drawing heavily on Asghar's own personal experiences.

Having lived the immigrant life, Asghar deals with the recurring themes of exile and ethnicity in his writing. Soon to be completed is Asghar's next short drama entitled Rose, about a cowboy and a taxi driver on a quixotic quest for long lost love. He is currently in development on his next features, In a Silent Way and Maria. KHALED marks Asghar's feature film directorial debut.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Asghar Massombagi Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthplaceTeheran, Iran

Selected Filmography

Not available.