Mehran Haghighi

Aliso Viejo, California, United States


Mehran Haghighi began his career in 1991 by co-founding Behnegar, a production and distribution company in Iran. In a span of 20 years at Behnegar, he was involved in the production of several fiction feature films, some of which were co-produced with filmmakers from France, Japan, Tunisia, and Germany. Five of the 13 films he has worked on have been recognized with industry awards.

Mehran was the co-producer of the feature film Djomeh (Iran, France 2000), recipient of the Camera d’Or in Cannes 2000. Other co-produced international productions include Wind Carpet (Iran, Japan 2003), and Bab’Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul (Iran, France, Tunisia, Germany, and England 2005), recipient of the Best Feature Film at the Muscat International Film Festival.

After living for many years in Iran, Mehran moved to the US in 2013 and established Homa Films, a production company, in 2016. Today Mehran’s focus is on producing films that showcase Iranian heritage, history, art, and culture.