Born in 1975 in Tehran, Iran, Mehdi Shabani has worked in several professions, as a director, writer, journalist and etc. His directorial credits include, Sakalogia (Turkey, 2017), Meyhane, A Home For My Grandfather (Turkey, 2014), Shesh-Besh: How I learned to stop worrying and play backgammon (Turkey, 2013), a feature documentary about backgammon aired on VOA (Voice of America); The Bathhouse that wanted to keep on being a bathhouse (Iran, 2009-2010), aired on BBC and Emigration: An Unfinished Life (Iran, Turkey, 2011-2013). He has published a collection of poems, prepared and presented radio programs in several Farsi radios as well as a series of articles about the arts, history and politics in Iranian and Farsi newspapers included BBC.
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