Iranian-British Film Director & Editor Nima Nourizadeh might have provided the aesthetic for a lot of your favourite artists growing up, and you ain’t even know it.
Cutting his teeth in London, curating for art gallery Miller Terrace all the while earning his degree at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. To satisfy his combined love for music and keen visual aesthetic, Nourizadeh directed music videos for Dizzee Rascal (“Just A Rascal”), Franz Ferdinand (“No You Girls”) and Santigold (“L.E.S Artistes”). The beauty of his style is his ability to make use of high budget Hollywood tropes (choreographed dance sequences, smoke machines, closed sets) while still creating a fit vibe for the artist he is is directing.
Though his roots lie in filming music, Nourizadeh began his expansion into directing on the silver screen following the release of 2012 comedy film Project X, raking in a whopping $102 million at the box office and received mixed reviews by the media. His next project to be released later on this year is black comedy / action film American Ultra. At the young age of 37, Nima Nourizadeh’s future is looking very bright.
Words by L-SPEX