Born in 1984, Tehran, Arash Maleki is a graduate of Iranian Youth Cinema Society in Filmmaking and Tehran Institute of Technology in Video Editing.
While working as a translator and critic for Bani Film newspaper and World of Cinema magazine, he started editing short documentaries. “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” is his first short documentary as director and editor about the living and working conditions of Iranian young artists.
Arash moved from Tehran to San Francisco in 2015 to pursue his higher education as a Cinema MFA in San Francisco State University. He is editing and directing short documentaries in Bay Area these days, mostly collaborating with Veteran Documentary Corps and Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies.