Experimental artist, writer, and filmmaker who employed so-called maximalism in films like Seven Servants and Hitler's Grave.
He worked full-time as an artist and sculptor in Germany.
He was kidnapped and kept captive for twelve days by four terrorists for making what they perceived as anti-Islamic films with Hitler's Grave and Iran Zendan.
His father was Mohammad Ali Shokoufandeh and his mother was Shahla Sahraie.
He cited Alfred Hitchcock as his favorite director.