There are stories in my society no one has ever heard about them, and I would like to write and make them visual.
My name is Zahir Rashed, and I’m a screenwriter and filmmaker hailing from Afghanistan, currently living in San Francisco. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been curious about the world around me and interested in people and their experiences. I have always been an observer of life, and my passion has been to share stories through visuals and words.
When I was younger, I would say to my friends, “If I take a pen and write about the first person I see on the street in any city of Afghanistan, or if I take a camera and walk on any street in any part of Afghanistan, I will be able to make a compelling story worth telling, sharing and showing.” I believed in that imagination and still do. Eventually, I started working with a media organization as an editor and content manager for a publication called Afghanistan Today Magazine, which is published Afghanistan-wide.
While writing for Afghanistan Today, I discovered that I was right; there are stories worth telling, but to be able to write those stories professionally, I needed professional training, and that’s how I ended up in the US, studying the art of screenwriting and storytelling. And so, I started my career as a creative scriptwriter ever since.
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    In Peace2022
    Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    In Peace2022
    Short
College
Academy of Arts University - San Francisco
Writing for films and TV. - Screenwriter
Birth Date
May 6, 1986
Nickname
Zahir
Birth City
Kabul
Current City
San Francisco
Hometown
Kabul
Gender
Male
There are stories in my society no one has ever heard about them, and I would like to write and make them visual.
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