Farhad Mann

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Farhad Mann
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Farhad Mann
OccupationFilm director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer
Years active1987-present

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 directed the TV movie adaption of Dean Koontz's novel, The Face of Fear. He most recently directed the TV movies A Mother’s Crime, Can’t Buy My Love, and Twist of Fate.

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[edit]

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[1] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Mann lives in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys all aspects of the arts including; film, theater, music and visual arts.


FMPI[2] is an award-winning company that produces commercials, television, feature films and integrated media.


Year Film Role
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


Year Show Role Network
2018 In Contempt Director Viacom
2016 Beauty and the Beast Director CBS
2012 My Babysitter's a Vampire Director Teletoon
2011-2013 The Listener Director CTV
2009–2010 Aaron Stone Director Disney
2008–2009 Murdoch Mysteries Director Citytv
2008 ReGenesis Director The Movie Network
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
2017 A Mother's Crime Director Lifetime
2017 Can't Buy My Love Director PixL
2016 Twist of Fate Director Multiple Media Entertainment
2016 Hopeless, Romantic Director PixL
2016 The Game of Love Director UPtv
2015 Fatal Memories Director Lifetime
2014 Til Death Do Us Part Director Lifetime
2013 The Toyman Killer Director Lifetime
2008 The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon Director SyFy
2007 Devil's Diary[3] Director Lifetime
2006 In Her Mother's Footsteps Director Lifetime
2005 His and Her Christmas[4] Director Lifetime
1997 Stranger in My Home[5] 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.[6]

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.


  1. ^ Farhad Mann Bio. "Farhad Mann Website"
  2. ^ FMPI Productions Inc. "Company Website"
  3. ^ Lifetime Movie Network "Devil's Diary" Archived 2009-04-14 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Lifetime Movie Network "His and Her Christmas"
  5. ^ Lifetime Movie Network "Stranger in My Home"
  6. ^ "FMPI: Farhad Mann Productions, Inc". www.fmpi.net. Retrieved 2018-02-28.

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