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Muriel Naim is an Israeli – Iranian director & writer of film, television and theatre, emerging from Tel-Aviv’s Art scene. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, tripling as Film Director, Content creator, and Head of Creative & UX in multiple companies. Muriel graduated with honors from Thelma Yellin School of Arts, where she mentored under Israeli-Lithuanian theater director Arthur Kogan. While studying in the MFA Film Directing program at CalArts, Naim wrote, directed and shot the five-minute short JAVIER. The film was selected to open the 2016 Annual Film Directors Showcase at REDCAT, and has since been distributed to several international companies. She recently graduated from the Directing program at the AFI Conservatory, where she was awarded the Irwin & Sheila Allen Scholarship and mentored under Oscar-winning Director/Writer Asghar Farhadi. Her recent film Janek / Bastard has awarded her Best Directing prize in Bali International Film Festival for tolerance & individuality. In 2018, she was chosen as one of BAFTA’s 20 Promising Newcomers. Muriel’s films delve into the cores of the human condition, explore taboo, emotion and transgression through visceral storytelling, and evoke the classical narrative structure.