Zara Mirzaei was born in the UK. She's from Persian (Iranian) descent. She grew up in New York, United States, obtained her bachelors in engineering and MBA. Zara is fluent in both Farsi (Persian) and American English. She has attended acting and directing curriculum and has been involved in the film industry for the past 5 years. “The Settler” is the first film she has written and directed. This is a short film which was filmed in the US. It touches topics such as immigration, social obstacles, hard work, faith, and hope; it is in English and Spanish languages. Zara believes every individual deserves respect and support and there is an existential humanitarian crisis in the world and there’s too much divide, we need to project a message of support, unity, and hope.