|Occupation||Film director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer|
Farhad Mann is an American director, screenwriter of film, television and commercials, and owner of the production company FMPI. He currently directing Viacom’s new pilot In Contempt.
Mann has directed several episodes for Beauty and the Beast, The Listener, Murdoch Mysteries, and Aaron Stone, among others. Notable feature films include Fighting for Freedom, starring Academy Award and Emmy nominee Bruce Dern, Kristana Loken, Jose Maria Yazpik, and Patricia De Leon. Also, he wrote and directed Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996) for New Line Cinema. His pilot Max Headroom (1987) on ABC won several Emmys. The next pilot he directed, Nick Knight, which became the long-running Forever Knight, was picked up by CBS.
Mann is also the creator and owner of the Los Angeles-based commercial production company FMPI, a producer of campaigns for domestic and international clients.
Early life and education
Mann earned his Masters Film Degree with Distinction at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His student film "Frames", a short black comedy about an obsessed filmmaker and his girlfriend, won an Emmy and 17 international First Place awards, including at the New York Film Festival. Director Lee Strasberg saw Frames on Showtime and invited Mann to study in his Masters Program where he directed several theatrical productions.
Mann lives in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys all aspects of the arts including; film, theater, music and visual arts.
FMPI is an award-winning company that produces commercials, television, feature films and integrated media.
|2017||Daughter for Sale||Director|
|2013||Fighting for Freedom (film)||Director|
|1996||Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace||Director/Writer|
|1995||Return to Two Moon Junction||Director|
|2016||Beauty and the Beast||Director||CBS|
|2012||My Babysitter's a Vampire||Director||Teletoon|
|2008||ReGenesis||Director||The Movie Network|
|2005||Young Blades||Director||PAX Network|
|2017||A Mother's Crime||Director||Lifetime|
|2017||Can't Buy My Love||Director||PixL|
|2016||Twist of Fate||Director||Multiple Media Entertainment|
|2016||The Game of Love||Director||UPtv|
|2014||Til Death Do Us Part||Director||Lifetime|
|2013||The Toyman Killer||Director||Lifetime|
|2008||The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon||Director||SyFy|
|2006||In Her Mother's Footsteps||Director||Lifetime|
|2005||His and Her Christmas||Director||Lifetime|
|1997||Stranger in My Home||Director||CBS|
|1990||The Face of Fear||Director||CBS|
Mann has directed several trendsetting commercials for multiple national campaigns. These include Pepsi, Budweiser, Coors, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Toyota, American Express, Chevrolet, and also for several agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, Grey Worldwide, DDB Worldwide, McCann-Erickson, J. Walter Thompson, Leo Burnett, Young and Rubicam.
These commercials have won many awards including, Clios, International film & TV festival of New York, Houston International film festival, IFPA CINDY award, Art Director's Club of New York, and U.S. Television Commercials Festival Chicago.
- Farhad Mann Bio. "Farhad Mann Website"
- FMPI Productions Inc. "Company Website"
- Lifetime Movie Network "Devil's Diary" Archived 2009-04-14 at the Wayback Machine
- Lifetime Movie Network "His and Her Christmas"
- Lifetime Movie Network "Stranger in My Home"
- "FMPI: Farhad Mann Productions, Inc". www.fmpi.net. Retrieved 2018-02-28.