Director / Screenwriter
Desiree Akhavan is an Iranian-American film director, producer, screenwriter and actress based in New York.
Desiree Akhavan is the director and co-writer of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Most recently, she created the Channel 4/Hulu original series The Bisexual, which she wrote, directed and starred in. Her first film, Appropriate Behavior, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the Indie Spirit Awards. She has a BA from Smith College and an MFA from NYU’s Grad Film Program.