- NEW YORK
Sibling Films has added director Ashkan Memarian to its roster.
Memarian brings to Sibling a body of work which includes brands ranging from Adobe to American Express, Ubisoft and the non-profit Primary Children’s Hospital.
“I try to portray stories that feel genuine to me,’’ said Memarian. “I’m not trying to make people cry or feel happy, rather I’m trying to make stories that connect with the viewer and resonate with how I make sense of the world.”
“Ashkan’s directorial work forces you to feel something and is beautiful simultaneously,” said Sibling’s managing director Darren Foldes. “It’s a rare balance that is often strived for but rarely achieved at such a high level of excellence.”
Memarian was born to immigrant parents of Iranian and El Salvadoran descent. He grew up in Southern California skateboarding, playing soccer, and drumming in a band. It wasn’t until attending college at BYU that he discovered his passion for filmmaking, eventually graduating from its film program. Memarian got his start in the industry working his way up from a production assistant to an editor, to then directing small local spots. Eventually, he went on to direct for Namesake Content, Saint Cloud and Holiday Films.
“Through my work, I’m striving to build a world that feels beautiful and distinct, but also grounded in the everyday,” added Memarian.