Iona Firouzabadi is a graduate of the National Film & Television School MA programme in Cinematography. Her films have been shown at international festivals - including BAFTA and AMPAS accredited EIFF, Flickers' Rhode Island, Austin and DIFF and at Film4 Fright Fest. Her graduation animation Fulfilament has been nominated for a 2016 Royal Television Society Award. She has recently completed shooting 11 short films across the UK, Europe and North Africa for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre/BBC iPlayer.
At NFTS Iona studied under Brian Tufano BSC (Trainspotting, Billy Elliot), Sean Bobbitt BSC (Hunger, The Place Beyond the Pines, 12 Years a Slave) and Nina Kellgren BSC (Solomon & Gaenor). Whilst at film school she shot drama, animation and commercials projects. She is experienced at shooting a range of formats across digital acquisition, 16mm and 35mm film. In 2015 Iona was selected by Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning, The Commitments) to shoot and direct a commercial for the national Kodak NAHEMI competition. Prior to NFTS she worked in promos and documentary television. Iona also has a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University and has studied storyboarding at Central St Martins. She is based in London.