bio Cyrus Dowlatshahi is a freelance shooter, editor, photographer, and utility man specializing in non-fiction moviemaking. A true mercenary, he’ll work for anyone who pays him, but to name a few: Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Al-Jazeera English, National Geographic, the BBC, ESPN, Harris Interactive, Independent Film Channel, DonorsChoose.org, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, PBS/NOVA, and Spike TV. His personal work focuses on regular people and everyday life. His first feature-length documentary, Takin' Place, is set on the South Side of Chicago and premiered in August of 2015. More info at www.takinplacemovie.com.