Amir Farhang is a writer, director, and documentarian.
A huge sports fan, in 2013 he directed the Adidas-produced basketball documentary “The Return” that followed the comeback of Chicago Bulls NBA MVP Derrick Rose. In 2014 he wrote and directed the successful Swingman campaign for the NBA and Adidas featuring Damian Lillard and Andrew Wiggins. In 2015, he shot “Sweat with the Best” for Gatorade, featuring Dwyane Wade, Peyton Manning, Serena Williams, Jimmie Johnson and Bryce Harper. Other clients he’s shot for include Holiday Inn Express, Priceline, Unicef Tap Project, The NBA, Comcast, Bonobos, Snickers and Best Buy.
His World’s Toughest Job campaign for American Greetings garnered close to 30 million views and received a Gold Pencil from The One Show, The Grand Effie at the 2015 Effie Awards, a Pencil at D&AD, and a Silver Lion in Cannes.
In 2016 he wrote and directed the Chevrolet-produced documentary web series Looking Up, which explores the global phenomenon of cellphone addiction and how human beings are adapting to living in a hyperconnected world.
Most recently, his IKEA Meet The Stars of the IKEA Catalogue spot took top honors for Best Casting for an International Commercial at the CDA and Ciclope Awards respectively.
He lives in Venice, CA and despises nothing more than writing in the third person.