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Overview (1)

Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Yasmin Naficy grew up in a dozen countries overseas (Africa, the Mideast, and Europe), the daughter of international consultants. Yasmin is a passionate screenwriter, diligent producer, business development specialist, and scientific analyst, consulting for clients including NASA, The White House, NIH, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Congress, and USAID. Ms. Naficy is a published author, with over 75 publications in scientific journals and books, including one that is published by the Cambridge University Press. Her mother is from Shanghai, China and is the grand-daughter of one of Sun Yet San's top generals. Yasmin's father is a former international development specialist serving throughout Africa and the Gulf region. Ms. Naficy's ancestors on both sides of her family regularly visited with King Edward VII and King George V in Great Britain during the Victorian/Edwardian eras. Ms. Naficy earned her Master's of Science degree in the U.K. as well, conducting her research in the Sinai desert while living with and interviewing Bedouin nomads over a period of years.

Members on both sides of the family have, over the last 400 years, been significant contributors to medical science, industry and standards, international politics, international business, writing, law, and entertainment. Descended from five royal families, Yasmin Naficy began SCUBA diving at age 12, ultimately logging 700 dives in the Red Sea and developing a passion for the seas. At the young age of 23, raising $4 million in grant funding from USAID, Ms. Naficy co-founded an influential non-profit organization to establish regional coral reef protection at the Red Sea that has promoted marine conservation at resorts, launched public awareness campaigns, and helped preserve our planet's precious natural heritage. In business, she has been no less impressive in her work as a project manager and chief business writer, leading technical proposals that secured multi-billion dollar single-award contracts for the world's most successful private sector companies.

Ms. Naficy is also an avid space enthusiast, having attended the International Space University (ISU) and earning a graduate certificate in aerospace studies. She has advised NASA's astronaut program on geological surface features of the Sinai Peninsula while conducting research there. Yasmin's greatest joys, writing and cinematography -- inspired by visionaries like Ray Bradbury and David Lynch -- are being manifested in her current projects, "The Rogue", "Sins of the Father", and "Liberty", as well as two art films. These are cinematic, original films audiences of all ages can relate to on a visceral level.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: HG

Yasmin Naficy grew up in a dozen countries overseas (throughout Africa, the Mideast, and Europe), the daughter of international consultants. Yasmin is a passionate screenwriter, part-time producer, business development specialist, and scientific analyst, consulting for clients including NASA, The White House, NIH, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Congress, and USAID. Ms. Naficy is a published author, with over 75 publications in scientific journals and books, including one that is published by the Cambridge University Press. Her mother is from Shanghai, China and is the grand-daughter of one of Sun Yet San's top generals. Yasmin's father is a former international development specialist serving throughout Africa and the Gulf region. Ms. Naficy's ancestors on both sides of her family regularly visited with King Edward VII and King George V in Great Britain during the Victorian/Edwardian eras. Ms. Naficy earned her Master's of Science degree in the U.K. as well, conducting her research in the Sinai desert while living with and interviewing Bedouin nomads over a period of years. Members on both sides of the family have, over the last 400 years, been significant contributors to medical science, industry and standards, international politics, international business, writing, law, and entertainment. Yasmin Naficy began SCUBA diving at age 12, ultimately logging 700 dives in the Red Sea by 2007 and developing a passion for the seas. At the young age of 23, raising $4 million in grant funding from USAID, Ms. Naficy co-founded an influential non-profit organization to establish regional coral reef protection at the Red Sea that has promoted marine conservation at resorts, launched public awareness campaigns, and helped preserve our planet's precious natural heritage. In business, she has been no less impressive in her work as a project manager and chief business writer, leading technical proposals that secured multi-billion dollar single-award contracts for the world's most successful private sector companies. Ms. Naficy is also an avid space enthusiast, having attended the International Space University (ISU) and earning a graduate certificate in aerospace studies. She has advised NASA's astronaut program on geological surface features of the Sinai Peninsula while conducting research there. Yasmin's greatest joys, writing and cinematography -- inspired by visionaries like Ray Bradbury and David Lynch -- are being manifested in her current projects, "The Rogue", "Terror Island", and "Liberty", as well as two art films. These are cinematic, original films that current generations and those that are yet to come an relate to on a visceral level.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: HG

Trivia (5)

Yasmin was raised on a steady diet of Star Wars, adventure travel, and SCUBA. Her aspirations include being a space tourist and honing her Jedi skill sets.
Ms. Naficy balances a full-time scientific and writing career with distinguished clients like NASA, USAID, U.S. Congress and others in addition to working on her film productions. On average, Ms. Naficy gets about four hours of sleep per night.
Yasmin's screenplays for "The Rogue", "Liberty", "Midnight Cry", and her space movie "Jupiter vs. Mars" are all based on some of her lifelong recurrent, lucid dreams, which she was asked to start notarizing in 2007.
Ms. Naficy took Commander Chris Hadfield, astronaut, musician, and former Space Shuttle pilot, SCUBA diving in the Red Sea, Egypt, hovering over a deep underwater canyon covered in pink soft corals. These precious, otherworldly reefs are now endangered by construction plans between Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Ms. Naficy funded the editing of the award-winning documentary '3 Hikers', which won one of just 10 'AFI Docs' Awards in 2015. Ms. Naficy also arranged a rare interview with Bruce Laingen, the last U.S. Ambassador to Tehran. '3 Hikers' is available on all mainstream cable platforms and has won many other awards. Though not an acquaintance of the young Hikers, Ms. Naficy was presented with the project by the compelling team and had the means to assist.

Personal Quotes (18)

Just as fear breeds more fear, courage breeds more courage.
The measurement of time is linear. The experience of it is not.
In rock-climbing the Great Wall of Life, you may be hanging by one hand off a cliff over the desert valley below, but it's an awesome view, isn't it?
Celebrate every milestone on your path to "success"... It's the journey that builds all the fond memories. The end result is just the after-party.
There's no bigger honor an artist can have than to share their passion and gifts with the world.
I hope that one day very soon, we, as a country, can be a beacon of light to a tired world, and that we can declare to the world that we are Americans, and we are free.
I believe that space travel is one of the most important endeavors Humankind needs to undertake, for the long-term duration of our species and others with which we share the planet.
Maybe the world will stop fighting for a day to watch the World Cup.
Life is like a series of peaks and valleys. If you have vision, you can see to the highest peak. If you have faith, you will get there.
Sometimes random events lead to beautiful, game-changing outcomes.
[on the Virgin Atlantic test crash 2014] In light of the events of today I feel compelled to say, it is of great importance to the future of Humanity to continue in our endeavors to reach deeper into space and discover new worlds.
Sometimes it's more scary to be alive than to face death. That's where courage comes in, to see the race to its end. To fight the good fight and say at the end, I lived a good and noble life, pleasing to my Father in Heaven.
It's relatively easy to pick yourself up physically, like after an accident or injury. That just comes down to science. But you also have to learn to reach within and pick yourself back up internally. That's true strength, and just as important; being able to walk again on the inside.
Believe in yourself. If you do not, how can you expect others to believe in you?
If we persist and stay positive, there is no alternative but to succeed.
Music is universal. It's already predetermined and it's up to the artist to discover and capture it. Zimmer has this talent as did Williams. When I'm at the sea I hear symphonies but I don't know how to write music so it's lost.
I identify with what Nikola Tesla meant when he said: "I don't care that they stole my idea...I care that they don't have any of their own." I suppose history at least did right by him.
As demonstrated by our future, progress is not inspired by the idea of survival. It is inspired by faith.

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