“I am a proud Iranian woman: I just took a different path to get here.”
Always Azizam is a love story that shines a light on the highly underrepresented Transgender Iranian community. The story is inspired by the true events from Pooya Mohseni, who plays the lead role, and is a transfemme Iranian actress based out of NYC.
Pavelia, my production company developed and produced this picture as a proof of concept for a longer form project, scoped to shoot in 2023. The shoot took place over 2 days in Los Angeles CA.
Director: Shayan Ebrahim
Format: Short Film
Production Company: Pavelia
Filming Location: Los Angeles