BABAK ZAND GOODARZI
Babak’s working life began as a runner for RSA Films, the production company of Ridley and Tony Scott, the movie directors. He worked his way up through the company, becoming an Assistant Director for some of the top names in the movie and commercials industry such as Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Mike Leigh, Alan Parker, and David Bailey, as well as many others.
At this time, he also began shooting music videos for Black Dog films (the music video production arm of RSA Films), including work for Asian Dub Foundation and Nightmares on Wax, for which he was awarded film prizes at the Edinburgh film festival.
He has gone on to work for international clients around the world making commercials corporate films, including HSBC, RBS, Unilever, Honda, Land Rover, General Motors, Nokia, Videophone and Nestle. He has also directed the award-winning TV show Top Gear for BBC.
Babak’s work has a strong photographic visual style and this in turn gives his work a striking emotional intensity. His passion is for natural imagery, he is able to work with everyday images and give them a richness and character far beyond themselves.