Shahin is an independent filmmaker, musician, and actor from Iran. His focus is stories about identity, regret, and death. In the United States, he had concerts with many accomplished Iranian musicians such as Grammy-nominated Keyhan Kalhor and Shams Ensemble in venues like Lincoln Center NY, Library of Congress and Davies Symphony Hall. He was an actor in three plays by Bahram Beyzaie, Iran’s most prominent contemporary playwright and director. Shahin received his Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from UC Davis and worked in a couple of start-ups in Silicon Valley. With those achievements in life, his true passion has always been to become a filmmaker and tell a story. His experiences include teaching at CalArts and a juror at Guadalajara International Film Festival. He holds an MFA in the Film Directing Program at CalArts. Shahin is currently teaching at University of North Carolina School of the Art.