Founders

Bahram Radan

Bahram Radan is an award-winning Iranian actor. He got his first big break in 1999 when he was given a starring role in the film "The Passion of Love." The film achieved great success at the Iranian box office and was one of the country top grossing movies of 2000.

Radan has since starred in many productions and has become a household name in the Middle East. In 2010, he was chosen by United Nations as the first Iranian UN ambassador against hunger. Radan has also ventured into music and released his first album,  The Other Side , in 2012.

 


Pezhman Hadavi

Pezhman Hadavi's road to the film industry in British Columbia has been long and varied, spanning several careers and four continents. He grew up in Tehran, Iran where he studied civil engineering and worked in this field for five years. In 2005 he shifted to sales and marketing until his move to Nairobi, Kenya in 2010 where he started his own tour and safari company and opened and ran an Italian restaurant. Eventually he moved into the film industry, initially as a production manager for an Iranian feature called "The Fourth Child" which was shot in Kenya. 

More offers on the production side followed for films shot in locales from Iran to Kenya to France to Canada's west coast. Pehzman also acted in films, including "Once a Woman" and "Tragedy." Shortly after moving to Vancouver in 2015, he founded the Vancouver Iranian Film Society. His last production Mastermind was shot in Cyprus, Iran, Spain and Canada. Within two years, he organized more than 200 Cultural events such as film festivals, film screenings, live plays, and musical concerts in the Vancouver area, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal.

As one of the founders, in 2021, he helped launch the British Columbia Environmental Film Festival (BCEFF) which featured 55 films from accross the world.  He currently sits on the board of directors of both BCEFF and RESO (Racial Equity Screen Office) in Vancouver, Canada.