Babak Payami

Babak Payami

Iran

Biography

Babak Payami is an acclaimed international filmmaker of Azerbaijani-Iranian descent. He made his first feature film ONE MORE DAY (2000) in Iran which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival Panorama Special and earned him the best artistic contribution award in the Tokyo International Film Festival. His second feature film SECRET BALLOT (2001) premiered in Competition at the Venice Film Festival where he won several awards including the Silver Lion for Best Director. In 2016 he produced and directed MANHATTAN UNDYING with Hollywood actors Luke Grimes and Sarah Roemer that was released by Paramount Pictures and e-One. He is currently in preproduction for his second Hollywood feature titled RATTLESNAKE which is a modern western set in the United States.