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Saman Kesh

Golden LA

Saman Kesh is an Iranian-American filmmaker who grew up in Sacramento, California. He ritualistically does all to maximize his genius absurdities. Since winning Silver at the YDA in Cannes and SXSW Best Video in 2010 for his video ‘LUX DELUXE’ for Cinnamon Chasers, Saman solidified himself as an energetic filmmaker. His controversial and bizarre video for Vitalic resulted in Saman’s 2nd SXSW Best Video in 2013. Not surprisingly, Saman’s foray into advertising was a natural one, with his first commercial being a hyper speed 60” Superbowl film for Taco Bell featuring Neymar, George Takei and James Harden. Since then he’s also worked with Coca Cola, Canon, Uber, McDonalds, Visa and General Mills. Saman has written and directed two universally hailed shorts; CONTROLLER and HIT TV. He is also in preproduction on feature films VIVI, which combines kids, time travel and synthesizers; a kung fu rom-com; a monster terrorist film about immigration; and a feature-length version of CONTROLLER. On his off hours, he plays a lot of videogames and likes to troll racists.