Bobby Andishmand is a Documentary Filmmaker living in New York City. At a young age he left Tehran, Iran with his mother and moved to Amsterdam. He graduated from the Rietveld School of Art & Design in Amsterdam with a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts and he pursued his Masters Degree in Persian Studies at Leiden University.
As the Producer of New York’s annual Take Two Film Festival, a Salon Ciel affiliate, he helps showcase a feisty new generation of filmmakers and actors exploring frontiers of artistry and technology. He is also a member of the Association of Independent Artists and serves on the Journal Board of Editors at the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
Babak’s Documentary Films explore the lives of offbeat, adventurous characters, many of them artists, in cities around the world. He expertly guides his subjects through situations that reveal their innermost stories. These award-winning and internationally acclaimed films have been lauded in film festival and art shows around the world and featured in the New York Times and other media.
Bobby has given filmmaking workshops to children in Canarsie, Brooklyn and he is a volunteer art teacher with Free Arts NYC in East Harlem and Alphabet City, providing underserved children with a unique combination of educational art and mentoring programs that help them to realize their fullest potential. Babak also serves as a media consultant on the board of the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF).