Mahyad Tousi

Mahyad Tousi is an Iranian-American filmmaker, producer, and cinematographer. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of BoomGen Studios, a motion picture company that focuses on entertainment content and media about the Middle East and the greater Muslim world. He founded BoomGen with Reza Aslan in 2007. Before this, he worked on a number of projects, including the dark comedy Marvelous, starring Amy Ryan, Ewen Bremner, Mike Shannon, Martha Plimpton, and Annabella Sciorra. He also produced the comedy-drama Looking For Palladin, starring Ben Gazzara, Talia Shire, Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Angelica Aragon, and Vincent Pastore. Mahyad was also one of the four cameramen who shot in the Himalayas for Lucy Walker's acclaimed documentary Blindsight. He also was the cinematographer for John Walter's Some Assembly Required, as part of the First Amendment Project produced for Court TV and the Sundance Channel. He has also been cinematographer for a number of other TV pilots and reality series. Mahyad has been working with video artist Mika Rottenberg for the last three years.


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