Honored to be a Nominee at the Lucky Strikes Films Festival once again

I’m truly honored to be a nominee once again this year for the Lucky Strikes Films Festival. The Lucky Strikes Films Studio proudly presents their second annual Lucky Strikes Films Festival, which will take place on Sunday,  September 23rd, 2018 at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. Multi talented and acclaimed filmmaker Romane Simone is the founder of this esteemed film festival. I’ve had the honor of working on Romane’s film Hybristophilia, which starred Quinton Aaron, Sadie Katz, Jenna Willis, Massi Furlan, Iyad Hajjaj, Lillian Lev, Brooklyn Robinson and many more.   Celebrities in attendance are Grammy winning Singer-Songwriter Eric […]

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Dirty D Releases His Midnight Dancer Video Directed by Brainztem

Award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson, aka “Dirty D” is at it again! He has just released the second music video from his “Hollywood Rock” EP with German Hip Hop-Electro Artist E-Rocker, titled “Midnight Dancer”. This much anticipated video was directed and edited by music video filmmaker Brainztem, famous for his visual work with rising Hip Hop artist Cuban Doll, most notably on the clips “Bankrupt”, “Down To Ride” (featuring NyNy) and “Made It Now”. Fresh off the set of directing his most recent video for “Shake Sum”, director Brainztem teamed up with Dirty-D for his new video, which was filmed in […]

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Honored to be a nominee at the 2018 Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards

I’m so honored to be nominee at the 2018 Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards this Sunday, August 5th! The Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) will have their black tie film awards ceremony at the historic Miracle Theater in Inglewood, CA.  Multi-talented and acclaimed filmmaker, King Bassey, is the founder of this wonderful film festival. The celebrities and VIPs expected at this event are Founder of the Nollywood Awards and Movie Producer King Bassey, Event hosts Motown Maurice (Liongate’s Snake Outta Compton), Bessey lkem (American Mama), Honorees Actress Alice Amter (The Big Bang Theory), SAG/AFTRA actress and radio personality Amber […]

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I’m the First Person Of Iranian Descent to be Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

On Saturday, May 19th, I was the first person of Iranian descent to be inducted into the prestigious USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at their gala at the Doubletree Hilton in Los Angeles. Many celebrities and luminaries in the martial arts world were inducted as well, so I was truly in great company and I was bestowed with the Trailblazer Award. So all those kickboxing classes paid off! Other celebrities awarded at the gala were legendary actor and master Stephen Lang (Avatar), legendary action star Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), legendary […]

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First Iranian to be Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

On Saturday, May 19th, many celebrities and luminaries in the martial arts world and yours truly (!) will be inducted into the prestigious USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at their gala at the Doubletree Hilton at 6161 West Centinela in Los Angeles. I will the first person of Iranian descent to be inducted into this prestigious hall of fame and be awarded amongst the likes of legendary actor and master Stephen Lang (Avatar), legendary action star Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), legendary action star Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 and […]

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Honored to be a Nominee and Presenter at the Los Angeles Nollywood Awards

I am truly honored to be a nominee for Strangers in a Book and a presenter tomorrow, Saturday, August 26th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards (LANFA). Numerous celebrities and VIPs expected at this event such as LANFA founder King Bassey, Honorees Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Check Point) and Dawna Lee Heising (Bladerunner, Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Special Guest noted radio host and media personality Mother Love, Co-host Ford Austin (Live By Night, Bosch) and yours truly. Press Check-in is at 4:30pm, with red carpet arrivals at 5-6:30pm, the much anticipated awards presentation at 6:30pm-9:30pm and […]

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Artists For Trauma Adaptive Artists Multi-Media Art Show

Artists for Trauma (AFT) held their Adaptive Artist Multi-Media Art show at the noted ENGEL & VOLKERS SOUTH BAY. This AFT fundraiser and public awareness event was a great introduction to this worthwhile charity and their mission to empower adaptive artists recovering from life altering trauma and who utilize healing through artistic platforms to expedite quality recovery and reinvention of their lives. The Artists For Trauma Adaptive Artist Multi-Media Art Show featured artwork by talented inspiring artists, utilizing various artistic disciplines following their life altering traumas that resulted in a total life change due to paralysis, spinal cord injuries, traumatic […]

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Taurus Birthday Party

Great time at the Taurus Birthday Party of Uncle Bob (Delgadillo), Jenna Urban and Angela Downey at the W Hotel in Hollywood.   Bob and Jenna are hard working and very cool and kind celebrity photographers. I emphasize the word kind as this can be a tough, isolating business, but having great people out there like Bob and Jenna, makes a tough biz a lot less tough. They have always taken such great care of me and anyone else attending events in addition to being amazing photographers. In addition to all of this Jenna is also producing a film called […]

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Sue Wong’s Epic Birthday Party and Fashion Installation

Internationally renowned fashion designer Sue Wong hosted a star-studded Birthday celebration and fashion installation extravaganza announcing D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries LLC as the new Licensee of the SUE WONG Evening Collection. The exclusive celebration, themed “From MAO TO NOW”, honored the designer’s origins from a remote humble village in Maoist China, journeying to America as a young child and transforming herself into the Empress of Fashion. Sue’s story is so inspiring and I so admire her for all her achievements.  Being the quintessential Phoenix, she now finds herself poised on a threshold she calls her Third Phoenix Rising. The next most […]

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Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengence Meet and Greet

I was recently invited to an advanced screening of “Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengence” and I really enjoyed it. Great action and a lot of laugh out loud moments. And the large ensemble cast was absolutely amazing! So many standout performances that I can’t narrow them down. This much anticipated sequel to the legendary cult classic, Samurai Cop (1991), explores the dynamic duo of Detective Frank Washington (Mark Frazier) and Joe Marshall (Mathew Karedas), who are teaming up once again in this action-packed tour de force. This time their mission is to solve a series of assassinations being committed by […]

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