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Saman Yaghmai-Aledavoud

Saman's interest in filmmaking developed in his early teenage years while living in Tehran, Iran. He began working on short films as the cinematographer in his high school years. During this period, he worked on the controversial film, The Marsh (2002), which exposed the secret lifestyle of Iranian youth, including online dating, underground ... See full bio »
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$lowdown Cinematographer
Minutes with Max Amini
Minutes with Max Amini Camera and Electrical Department
The Old Car
The Old Car Cinematographer
Alam High School
Alam High School Cinematographer


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 2017 Dress Rehearsal (Short) (gaffer) (post-production)
 2017 Three Women (Short) (digital imaging technician) (completed)
 2017 Literally, Right Before Aaron (digital imaging technician)
 2017 Out of Town (Short) (gaffer)
 2015 Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story (TV Movie) (digital imaging technician)
 2015 Let's Rap (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2015 Lethal Seduction (digital imaging technician)
 2015 Max Amini: Authentically Absurd (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2014 Nanny Cam (digital imaging technician)
 2014 Minutes with Max Amini (TV Series) (camera operator - 2014)
 2014 10.0 Earthquake (digital imaging technician)
 2014 Zari (Short) (director of photography: second unit)
 2013 Protocol (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2013 Kristin's Christmas Past (TV Movie) (digital imaging technician)
  Shelf Life (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 4 episodes, 2013) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2013)
- I Know What You Did Last Thursday (2013) ... (camera operator - uncredited)
- Toypocalypse Now (2013) ... (first assistant camera)
- Hero Worship (2013) ... (first assistant camera)
- Little Big House (2013) ... (first assistant camera)
- Siss! Boom! Bug! (2013) ... (first assistant camera)
 2012 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (TV Series) (visual effects still photographer - 1 episode)
- James Franco Is Preggers (2012) ... (visual effects still photographer)
 2010 Look Not at the Mountains! (Short) (gaffer)
 2010 Smile. (Short) (assistant camera)
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TV and web commercial for Skol beer, "Skol Beach" - Producer & Director of Photography See more »

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Saman Yaghmai


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Renowned Iranian actor, Dariush Arjmand, is in his extended family and was an inspiration and mentor to him as a teenager when he was living in Iran. See more »

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