Hesam Dehghani was born on September 17, 1977 in Tehran, as the first child of a physics teacher father and a history teacher mother. As a young boy, he became intrigued with playing the violin.
He attended “Iran University of Science and Technology” in 1995 and studied computer engineering. He made his first short film, “The Incredible Story of the Computer Campus” (2000), for the university's Film Center. He directed 3 more shorts for this center, all of them were officially selected by various national and international film festivals.
He learned the basics of screenplay writing and filmmaking from his neighbor, Ebrahim Hatamikia while tutoring him computers from 1998 to 2001. After that, he attended training courses, including “Techniques of Non-Linear Editing” in Harris Company's head office in Bracknell, United Kingdom in 2003.
After directing a number of short films with computer generated animations and visual effects, ,he became a permanent member of ASIFA (Association Internationale de Film d'Animation) in 2002 and a member of Young Cineast House' Directors Guild in 2003. Hesam is also an official member of Iran’s Cinema House.
Hesam founded “Persian Magic Art Group” in 2001 and he is the manager and film director of the group since then. Persian Magic has produced several successful independent short films and documentaries.
His short film “One Damn Degree” (2010) received international attention and was bought by a film distribution company based in Hollywood.
Since 2011, he participated in many international projects and worked with reputable film production companies around the world, including companies based in USA, Canada, Singapore and France.
Hesam is a Lead Producer and Group Captain in CollabFeature, the award winning, Guinness world record holder team of international independent filmmakers. The team’s second feature film, “Train Station” released in 2017.