First generation American, Tara is originally from Iran. She was raised in a liberal Azeri/Kurdish household and speaks three languages. Wishing to pursue a film career without the constraints of her government, Tara moved to the U.S. where she earned a BA in Film Production and an MFA in Screenwriting. “For The Birds” Tara’s thesis short film was accepted into forty film festivals worldwide and won a dozen prestigious awards including, Best Female Director from the DGA, College Emmy from the TV Academy Foundation, and the Oscar qualifying Best Short Film award from the Cleveland International Film Festival. Tara's Israeli-Palestinian feature screenplay “Under An Olive Tree” was honored by the Inclusion and Equity department of the WGA in 2018, became a semi-finalist at the 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowship (Top 149 amongst 7,302 scripts) and a Finalist (top 12) at the NBC Universal Writers on the Verge program. Having a multicultural background has allowed Tara to recognize differences but more importantly similarities between people around the world. She takes pride in her ability to connect with audiences through character driven work and strives to highlight social issues in order to make a positive impact.