Mohammad Ghorbankarimi, Writer - Director - VFX Supervisor
Beginning his career in Tehran, with a foundation in classical animation and a B.A. in Graphic Design, Mohammad (Mo)’s love of storytelling has seen him Directing commercial, film and television productions and Supervising Visual Effects for over 15 years.
Mohammad has directed commercials for Pepsi, Cadillac, Microsoft and Nabisco, as well as music videos for Madonna, Usher and K-OS.
Ghorbankarimi wrote, produced and directed his first feature film in 2013, The Desert Fish, an award-winning drama shot entirely in Iran. It was an official selection at many major international film festivals and received wide critical acclaim. In 2015, he wrote and directed his second dramatic screenplay Journey, a $6 million production. The story following a disparate group of people fleeing their homelands in search of a better life received a special Jury award at the South Korea film festival and was well received globally.
As a VFX Supervisor he has delivered work on features including a Marc Forster’s Stranger Than Fiction (Columbia Pictures), Clark Johnson’s The Sentinel (20th Century Fox), Chris Ver Wiel’s Who Is Cletis Tout? (Paramount) and most recently David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.). Television credits include, A series of unfortunate events (Netflix), American Gothic (CBS), Marco Polo (Netflix), and Hannibal (NBC).