AFSHIN JAVADI DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - MECCA was born in Mashhad, Iran and grew up in Tehran. In 1983, Afshin moved to Washington DC to pursue a career in television and filmmaking. He enrolled at Montgomery College and Maryland University majoring in Television/Film Studies. In 1987, Afshin began working full time as a DP/cameraman on documentaries, live TV and magazine format shows.
In 1990, Afshin joined the small rank of steadicam operators and trained with steadicam inventor Garrett Brown. He has been honing his skills as a DP and camera operator from that point on. Afshin has worked on numerous commercials, documentaries and feature films. In late 90's while still shooting documentaries and features, Afshin began the prolific phase of his career filming a plethora of promo spots for PBS primetime, PBS kids and The National Geographic Channel. In 2001 Mahmoud Kalari, the award winning Cinematographer/Director chose Afshin to be his director of photography to film "Dance with Dreams" in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.
Afshin Javadi moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and has been keeping up with the fast-paced technological changes of his field, being one of the first DP's to understand the merits of digital cinematography, utilizing High Definition cameras from their early conceptions, and now the Red cameras. Afshin still continues to shoot certain projects on film. He recently filmed "The Greatest Journey" in 70 mm IMAX® on location in Saudi Arabia.
Director/Co-Screenwriter: Bruce Neibaur