Directed by Naz Riahi

Directed by Naz Riahi

Naz Riahi (she/her) is a writer and director. Much of her work explores the spaces, emotions and opportunities of otherness and isolation, informed by her experiences as an immigrant from Iran. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her short film Sincerely, Erik received a Vimeo Staff Pick and won a Vimeo Best of the Year Award and was named a NoBudge Best Film of the Year. It has garnered praise from Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The New York Times T Magazine and Fast Company among numerous publications and cultural institutions. Her essays, journalism and fiction have been published widely in outlets such as Food & Wine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Longreads, Catapult, The Fader, Flavorpill, Atelier Doré, Guernica and more. She is the recipient of a NYFA City Artist Corps Grant and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her dog Hugo.

Bio photo by Oliver Fiegel.

Directed by Naz Riahi
  • Sincerely, Erik

    A lonely bookseller in Brooklyn navigates the world as best as he can post pandemic. His store is closed, but he still goes in once a week to mail out online orders and compose personal letters to his customers. Before the shut down, he met a young woman in his store that he felt a strong connect...

  • Andros in the City

    A dancer is secluded in his parents’ Brooklyn brownstone after being forced to cancel a show in Berlin. As he waits for a rare book dealer to arrive on behalf of his parents, he reckons with the collapse of his industry and his need for an audience. KA. Writer and Director: Naz Riahi. Cast: Andro...