Caveh Zahedi

Caveh Zahedi

Caveh Zahedi is an Iranian-American autobiographical filmmaker whose feature-length films include The Sheik and I (2012), I Am A Sex Addict (2005), In The Bathtub of the World (2001), I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore (1994), and A Little Stiff (1991). He is also the writer/director of the BRIC TV series The Show About the Show and the daily autobiographical podcast 365 Stories I Want To Tell You Before We Both Die.

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Caveh Zahedi
  • A Little Stiff

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 1991 • USA
    A Little Stiff is a minimalist comedy based on true events and re-enacted by the actual participants. Caveh Zahedi plays himself as a neurotic film student who develops a crush on art student Erin McKim after a brief encounter in an elevator.

  • I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 1994 • USA
    I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore is a documentary about a filmmaker who takes a road trip to Las Vegas with his father and half-brother in an attempt to prove the existence of God. He posits that if God exists, and if God is indeed omniscient, omnipotent and om...

  • In the Bathtub of the World

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2001 • USA
    On January 1st, 1999, I started a one-year video diary. The idea was to shoot one minute each day. This is the result.

  • I Am A Sex Addict

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2006 • USA
    On the eve of his third marriage, Caveh tells the story of how his attraction to prostitutes and his compulsive honesty combined to destroy each of his past relationships.

  • The Sheik and I

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2012 • USA
    Commissioned by a Middle Eastern Biennial to make a film on the theme of "art as a subversive act," independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi goes overboard. Told that he can do whatever he wants except make fun of the Sheik (who rules the country and finances the B...

  • Dog Story

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi & Greg Watkins • 1988 • USA
    A mother and daughter disagree about whether to put their dying dog to sleep.

  • Tripping with Caveh

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2003 • USA
    Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi takes hallucinogenic mushrooms with singer-songwriter Will Oldham.

  • D’s Watch

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 1997 • USA
    Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi’s friend’s watch stops suddenly when she dies.

  • D’s Address

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 1997 • USA
    Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi contemplates whether or not to erase a dead friend’s contact info.

  • D.

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 1997 • USA
    A cinematic tribute to a recently deceased friend.

  • Mandy’s Birthday

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 1999 • USA
    A filmmaker’s wife’s ambivalence about being filmed all day long on her birthday.

  • A Day in the Life of Greg Watkins

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 1999 • USA
    A production diary of the making of Greg Watkins’ A Sign From God.

  • I Was Possessed By God

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 1998 • USA
    A filmmaker experiences divine possession after taking a “heroic dose” of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

  • The First 5 Days of 2003

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2003 • USA
    An aborted year-long video diary.

  • Dimitri in the Mud with Turquoise

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2006 • USA
    Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi takes DMT on camera.

  • Unmaking of I Am A Sex Addict

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2008 • USA
    An animated short about a film shoot that goes horribly wrong.

  • I Was Blacklisted By Thom Powers

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2012 • USA
    The story of how and why an American programmer tried to censor an Iranian-American filmmaker for making a film about censorship in the Middle East.