SARA ZANDIEH is an award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker based in LA. Her first short film, The Pool Party, won a Jury prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and screened at festivals worldwide. Her next short, Reza Hassani Goes to the Mall, starring Maz Jobrani, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and won the Focus Features Best Film Award at the Columbia University Film Festival. Sara then directed an episode of MTV’s critically acclaimed documentary series, Rebel Music. She holds an MFA in film directing from Columbia University’s School of Arts, is a recipient of the Fulbright Grant for filmmaking, the La Fémis director’s workshop, and a MacDowell Colony fellowship. Her feature film, Simple Wedding, a romantic comedy starring Rita Wilson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Tara Grammy, and Christopher O’Shea, recently premiered at Film Independent’s LA Film Festival and will be released theatrically in 2019 by Blue Fox Entertainment.