|Experimental filmmaker, writer, researcher, scholar.|
Born in 1970 in Kerman, Iran, Mr. Behnam studied English Literature at Shahid Bahonar University in Kerman in the late 1980s and continued his studies for an MA in Theatre at the University of Art and Architecture Iran in 1995. He has co-produced several experimental films which have been screened in film festivals; his first co-production THE WELL (2001) was selected at the Baran International Short Film Festival as the best experimental short. In 2004 he wrote PEEP SHOW, adapting the Persian poet Rumi’s tales into cut-out animations, which were broadcast on Iranian television. Mr. Behnam immigrated completed an MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Western Ontario in 2010. He is currently a PhD student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University.