Habib Yazdi


Habib is an Iranian-American writer and director. He is currently in postproduction on a docuseries for PBS, featuring comedians across the United States, and is also participating in the AMC/Amazon-sponsored writing lab, Mentorship Matters, and the Warner Bros. Discovery Access Directors Program.

Created in response to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, Habib's film, Boycott Band, earned a D&AD Graphite Pencil for social impact and was shortlisted at the Cannes Lions festival. Habib's viral video, Somewhere in America #MIPSTERZ, sparked debate about American Muslim identity and was covered in media outlets worldwide. The film was later exhibited at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Habib's latest short, N’diajnemo, a collaboration with students in Bamako, Mali, premiered at the Brisbane International Film Festival.

Habib has also collaborated with bands and brands (Starbucks, Nike, Ford, Converse), and was the digital series director for National Geographic’s Emmy-nominated show, Brain Games. He holds an MFA from NYU, where he was the recipient of the Goldberg Play Prize and Oliver Stone Screenwriting Award.

When asked, Habib prefers rhythms in 6/4, traveling by train, and riding hard boots.

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