- Artist Name
- Sara Marandi
- Photographer Videographer
- New York, NY, USA
- Follow On
- Believe Media
Sara Marandi works at Believe Media as a film director and photographer. Previously, she was a co-director at Marandi Heath where she had formed a partnership with Brendan Heath. It is worth noting that Marandi's focus is on the beauty industry. In fact, she has done many shoots for prominent brands in this industry including Dove, Avon, RoC, and L’Oreal. She has worked with many celebrities as well on behalf of these brands.
Some of the famous people that she has worked with are Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Penelope Cruz, and Nicole Kidman among others.
Interestingly, Marandi's fascination with creating perfect images started when she was a child. More specifically, looking at vintage magazines in her parents’ basement ignited her unquenchable thirst for producing perfect pictures. She began honing her skills at the Art Centre School of Design in Los Angeles, California where she studied photography and graphic design. Then she joined Imaginary Forces where she worked as a designer. That was her first job after she completed her college studies. Influences by accomplished personalities in fashion photography inspired her to build a positive rapport with several clients in the beauty industry.
Surprisingly, Marandi became an Art Director at Imaginary Forces even though she had joined the company as a designer. As an Art Director, she oversaw title sequences and movie trailers. She also learned how to compress a story to make it short and impactful. At this point in her life, Marandi diversified her interests setting her sights on new horizons. Today, Marandi focuses on her directing skills. She makes detailed, imaginative, and visceral films. In fact, she filmed in various countries in recent years including Iceland, Costa Rica, South Africa, Japan, China, and India.
Fortunately, her work in the film industry is paying off. For example, she received the coveted AICP Award for her ad campaign on behalf of Smirnoff Vodka. Moreover, various movie festivals have displayed her most prominent short film titled 'Diary of a Girl.' They include Melbourne Indie Film Festival, the Williamsburg International Film Festival New Media Festival, Los Angeles Cinema Festival, and the Venice Fine Arts Festival. People like her films because she strives for compelling imagery. They also like them because Marandi's work is original and focused. Finally, people love her films because she goes for naturalism instead of concentrating on technical wizardry.