Bahman Radan’s Biography
I’m Bahman Radan, a filmmaker with a passion for creating movies that not only entertain but also inspire positive change. Let me take you on a journey through my life, filled with remarkable experiences and a relentless pursuit of making the world better.
My life has been filled with ups and downs, shaping me into the person I am today.
I was born into a small family in Bijar, Iran, on February 02, 1987. However, tragedy struck at a young age when I lost my beloved mother when I was just 12 years old. Despite the hardships, I found the strength to care for myself and my younger siblings, who were left alone after my father remarried.
In 2014, my life took an extraordinary change. Fueled by a desire to become a better person and contribute to a better world, I made a bold decision. I became a vegan and turned to environmental activism, driven by a curiosity to make a difference.
My enthusiasm for life was infectious, and I wanted to inspire others to join me on this transformative journey.
So, with my wife and sister’s help, we launched the online magazine VEGi1.
And we tried to introduce as many people as possible to this lifestyle and help them eliminate their bad habits and become better people.
Sadegh Hedayat: I stuck my finger in my throat and vomited all the superstitions I had been fed in the name of beliefs; something came alive in me called “humanity.”
But my journey didn’t stop there. Despite growing up in a society with restrictions, I refused to give up on pursuing my personal interests. I ventured into the world of advertising and digital marketing, establishing Gama Company, Ad1 agency, and Radan Holding, and developed my advertising and digital marketing skills.
Growing up in Iran, the walls of political unrest and economic turmoil, The pain and suffering of living in Iran pushed me to the edge leading me to make the brave decision to emigrate.
Curiosity always fueled my exploration, and I knew there was so much more to the world than what I had experienced in my own country.
I, who had worked all my childhood and youth, despite growing up in a society with considerable restrictions, decided to pursue my personal interests.
It was a moment of rebirth for me, leaving behind the limitations of my homeland and starting anew.
In 2016, I immigrated to Turkey and began creating a new life filled with hope and dreams.
On the day of my departure, I thought I wasn’t just leaving Iran; I was leaving my old self behind and starting anew. I was no longer the man who was bound by my homeland’s limitations. I was now entering a new phase of my life…
“I died, and a new avalanche was born in me, who believed that he could build a better world and a new life for himself and his family.”
I told myself if I was going to start from scratch again, this time, I’ll try to build the life I wanted, do what I love, and start with what I’m passionate about, Filmmaking.
Movies influenced me, and I grew up wanting to change people’s worldviews with this art.
I pursued my passion for photography, filmmaking, and directing, taking courses to hone my skills. I started producing advertising films and collaborated with Turkish directors to create captivating short films like “Smile,” “Victim,””Smoking Kills,” “Childhood Dream,” and “Circle.” In 2022, my short film “That also breathes” succeeded greatly in international festivals, bringing my vision to a global audience.
I aim to use movies as a powerful medium to encourage new mindsets, raise awareness, and motivate and change people. I strive to create films that inspire, advocating for a green earth, world peace, and overall happiness. I’m never ceasing to upgrade myself and my behaviors to become a more powerful filmmaker so I can craft stories that make people ponder when they watch them.
For me, filmmaking is not just a means to make money; it’s a passion rooted in my love for life and nature.
Geographic boundaries hold no power in shaping our dreams and aspirations; no matter where we come from, we all can take control of our lives and create something beautiful. So, join me on this incredible journey as we explore the power of cinema to impact the world positively.