Rouzbeh Heydari was born in Tehran, Iran in August 1982. He was born to a filmmaker family.
His father is a filmmaking veteran in Iran, who introduced coloured film to the film world in Iran, as well as making the first film discussing the 8 year war between Iran and Iraq. As a child in Iran Rouzbeh experienced the war and bombings first hand, and as the bombings and air raids continued hisfamily was able to escape the war and find a new home in Canada. Rouzbeh's father was left behind and not able to join due to unforeseen circumstances, and still lives in Iran making films, despite the political pressures put on filmmakers.
In high school Rouzbeh was making and experimenting with music, film and video. Taking classes and courses that would teach and further his knowledge in these area. In 2005 he graduated theFilm and Television joint program between Seneca and York U. The student film entitled “Missing Time”, directed and scored by Rouzbeh was the recipient of many of the awards that year. Aftergraduating Rouzbeh found himself a home in the Toronto filmmaking community. Working primarily as a Film Editor and new Director, he has edited more than 40 music videos for the leading companiesin Toronto ie; 235films, the NE, Buck Productions, Fireboy Films.
He has also edited a music video for the 2010 olympics sponsored by Bell and CTV. Also Co-directed a video with Warren P. Sonoda,Canada's leading music video director, and emerging Feature Filmmaker. Rouzbeh has also worked on many narrative format, short/long projects featured in international festivals including TIFF. Since his departure from Iran, Rouzbeh has travelled back there to work on films and be apart of the filmmakingcommunity there as well as in Canada.
The film “Jayezeh” was a special experience, paired up with his Father as the producer of the film, this was the first time Rouzbeh had worked with his father on a film, but not the last. After the filming of Jayezeh, Rouzbeh edited Jamshid Heydari's latest feature film, a Social-Political comedy commenting on the current state of things in the country, entitled “Keesh O' Maat”(Check and Mate).
This film went on to be the highest selling film in the ever eventful summer of 2009 in Iran. Rouzbeh continues to live and work in Toronto, constantly pushing to meet his goals as afilmmaker, and bridging the gap between the eat and west.