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Zia Mohajerjasbi

BIO

In 2009, Zia became the youngest winner ever of the prestigious “Genius Award” for film, presented by The Stranger. As a director and cinematographer, he broke out in his career shooting music videos for critically acclaimed hip-hop artists Macklemore, Blue Scholars, The Physics, Jake One, and others. Often called “a master of light” Zia is also a highly sought-after cinematographer for other directors. Writer Charles Mudede wrote about Zia, “Through his technical knowledge of filmmaking and sharp artistic instincts he has been able to democratize ‘the beautiful image’ and make it accessible to people.” In 2016, Zia wrote and directed his first narrative film, Hagereseb, which was awarded prizes at US and international film festivals, and he went on to develop it into a feature titled, “Know Your Place”, set for release in 2020.

The Charcoal Sky

An emotional series
celebrating the power of
personal storytelling.

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Zia Mohajerjasbi

Gatorade "Forget Me"

Illuminating the legendary
career of soccer champion,
Abby Wambach.

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Zia Mohajerjasbi

MACKLEMORE “WINGS”

No, the shoes were
not purchased at the
thrift shop.

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Zia Mohajerjasbi

Sunkist

Sweet, sour, sentimental -
we’ve shared more than a
few precious moments.

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Zia Mohajerjasbi

KAISER PERMANENTE "BASKETBALL TRIP"

The team needs you.
They just don't know it yet.

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Zia Mohajerjasbi

PREMERA HEALTH "SKATE MARKS"

It's okay not to be okay.

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Zia Mohajerjasbi

RITZ "THE MANAGER"

Celebrating those that impact
the game without ever taking
the court.

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Zia Mohajerjasbi