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1844 Studios Inc

Writer/Director/Producer
Nauzanin Knight

Nauzanin Knight is a Canadian woman of Caribbean and Middle Eastern descent. Her nuanced stories reflect the uniqueness of her heritage as well as her international life.

Nauzanin began her career in creative writing before directing her attention to film projects. Upon completing her MSc in Countering Organized Crime and Terrorism at University College London, in the UK, Nauzanin set out to share stories about human beings who have been forced into extremes of situation, ideology, belief.

After publishing her non-fiction book “State Terrorism in Iran: understanding the case of the Iranian Bahá’í Community”, her screenwriting work has been recognized at international festivals.

Since then she went on to direct films like MY LYRIC I NEVER KNEW which follows the life of an indigenous woman as she overcame a past of trauma; published “A Gypsy’s Scroll” a young adult fantasy novel set in the Greek Isles; and, is in the process of directing and producing with Adam Scorgie and Mitra Knight UNDETONATED: WOMEN IN TERROR, a feature-length documentary film on Female suicide bombers in Nigeria.

Nauzanin is Executive Producer of 1844 Studios, a film production company which is dedicated to fostering international artistic collaborations and exposing striking stories which tell us about the universality of human emotion despite diversity of human experience.

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