Director Maziar Lahooti recently made his directorial debut in the world of feature films with the darkly comic action drama BELOW starring Anthony LaPaglia and Ryan Corr. The Directors debut feature premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival over the weekend to a sold-out crowd and was picked up for national distribution by Madman Films.
Not long prior to the commencement of filming on BELOW, Maziar found out that he had won a feature film script deal with Warner Bros. Pictures in the U.S off the strength of a script he co-wrote called Die Well, one of over 400 submitted. After Maziar finishes his promotional commitments for BELOW, he will begin working with the Warner Bros. creative team to develop the screenplay. The film is anticipated to go into production within the year.
Maziar took some time out from the promo trail for BELOW to join us in the studio for a chat about his current whirlwind of success and what it all means to him.