Nima is an acclaimed film, commercial, and music video director. He began his filmmaking career in London’s alternative art scene where he and his friends created The Imaginary Tennis Club, an artistic collective dedicated to making provocative, multimedia work. The collective established the Millers Terrace art gallery in East London where Nima directed segmented videos for a variety of rising UK artists. His passion for music, and experience in filmmaking, spurred him to pursue a solo career as a commercial, music video, and feature director.
In 2005, Nima directed the music video for Hot Chip’s hit track “Over & Over,” followed by groundbreaking music videos for artists including Lily Allen, Santigold, Chromeo, Flight of the Conchords, and Mark Ronson. In 2008, Nima was awarded Best Director at the UK Music Video Awards, and soon after, launched his commercial career working with house name brands Samsung, Coke Zero, BBC, and adidas.
His genre-defining “House Party” campaign for adidas celebrated the brand’s 60th anniversary and featured some the biggest names across the entertainment and sports industries including Missy Elliot, Kevin Garnett, Run DMC, David Beckham, Katy Perry, and other industry idols. The commercial became an instant classic and won Nima a Silver at Cannes.
In 2010, Nima teamed up with Todd Phillips and Joel Silver to make the hit comedy PROJECT X for Warner Bros. He followed this up with his black comedy feature, American Ultra, a Lionsgate production starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.
As a filmmaker Nima is committed to making fresh, new, inventive work. His bold style of filmmaking and carefully crafted storytelling is exciting, relevant, and pushes genres across commercial and video platforms.
Nima is currently based in Los Angeles.