Naz Riahi (she/her) is an Iranian writer and director. Her work explores the spaces, emotions and opportunities of otherness and isolation, informed by her experiences as an immigrant.

Her creative writing has been published in Harper’s Bazaar,  Food & Wine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Longreads, Catapult, The Fader, Guernica and more. Naz has also performed original writing at Weirdo Night and at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles).

Named a Filmmaker Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Naz is also the recipient of a Vimeo Staff Pick, Vimeo Best of the Year Award and NoBudge Film of the Year. Her films have garnered  praise from BAM, The New York Times and Fast Company among other publications and institutions.

She created the dialogical art project, Bitten. In recognition of Bitten, Naz was invited to the Obama White House. An essay she wrote about the experience  received public praise from President Obama.

Naz holds an MFA from the New School and is the recipient of a NYFA City Artist Corps Grant.

Naz is represented by Amanda Orozco.

Welcome to Transatlantic Naz!