Farhad Mann

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Farhad Mann
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Farhad Mann
Occupation Film director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer
Years active 1987-present

Farhad Mann (US Citizen / Canadian Citizen) is a director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor of film, television and commercials. He directed the feature film, Fighting For Freedom (2012), starring Kristanna Loken, Jose Maria Yazpik, Patricia De Leon, and Academy Award nominee and Emmy nominee, Bruce Dern.[1] He also wrote and directed Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996) for New Line Cinema[2] and his pilot Max Headroom (1987) ABC won several Emmy's. He directed the critically acclaimed Face of Fear, the Dean Koontz best-selling novel. The next pilot he directed, Nick Knight, which became the long-running Forever Knight, was picked up by CBS.

Farhad’s commercials include Pepsi, Toyota, McDonald's, Coors, American Express, Chevrolet, Budweiser, Coke and others. They have won fifty-seven international awards, including three Clio Awards, Chicago Film Festival, the IBA Award and the New York Film Festival.

Early life and education[edit]

Farhad is Iranian and has spent much of his life traveling. He holds a dual US Citizenship and Canadian Citizenship. He earned a Masters Film Degree with Distinction at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Farhad's student film "Frames", a short black comedy about an obsessed filmmaker and his girlfriend, won an award from the Academy of TV and Motion Pictures.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Farhad was married once and now lives with his daughter in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys all aspects of the arts including; film, theater, music and visual arts.


Farhad started his own production company, FMPI.[4] FMPI is an award-winning company that produces commercials, television, feature films and integrated media.


Year Film Role
2013 Fighting for Freedom (film) Director
1996 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace Director/Writer
1995 Return to Two Moon Junction Director


Year Show Role Network
2009–2010 Aaron Stone Director Disney
2008–2009 Murdoch Mysteries Director Citytv
2007 Painkiller Jane Director SyFy
2005 Strong Medicine Director Lifetime
2004–2005 Wild Card Director Lifetime
2005 Young Blades Director PAX Network
2004 1-800-Missing Director Lifetime
2000 Diagnosis Murder Director CBS
1998–1999 V.I.P. Director Fox
1989 Nick Night Director CBS
1988 Knightwatch Director ABC
1987 Max Headroom Director ABC

Television films[edit]

Year Show Role Network
2008 The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon Director SyFy
2007 Devil's Diary[5] Director Lifetime
2006 In Her Mother's Footsteps Director Lifetime
2005 His and Her Christmas[6] Director Lifetime
1997 Stranger in My Home[7] Director CBS
1990 The Face of Fear Director CBS


Farhad has directed several commercials for many Fortune 500 companies. These companies include:

  1. Budweiser
  2. Toyota Camry
  3. American Express
  4. McDonald's
  5. Pepsi
  6. Ford Mustang
  7. Taco Bell
  8. Coors
  9. Chevy
  10. Pop Tarts
  11. Quaker cereal
  12. Post cereal
  13. Shell Oil
  14. Light and Elegant
  15. Pillsbury
  16. Cheerios
  17. Playtex
  18. NBC promo
  19. Entertech Toys
  20. Sure
  21. Duncan Hines
  22. Integrated Resources
  23. Procter and Gamble
  24. Kellogg

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, U.S. Television Commercials Festival Chicago.


  1. ^ Farhad Mann at the Internet Movie Database [1]
  2. ^ New Line Cinema Website. "Lawnmower Man 2"
  3. ^ Farhad Mann Bio. "Farhad Mann Website"
  4. ^ FMPI Productions Inc. "Company Website"
  5. ^ Lifetime Movie Network "Devil's Diary"
  6. ^ Lifetime Movie Network "His and Her Christmas"
  7. ^ Lifetime Movie Network "Stranger in My Home"

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