The Hero’s Journey of Shahab Daryani

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My job is so challenging, and I do love struggling with challenges. Nothing is impossible for me; I always look forward to different solutions when I am facing issues.

What is my idea of happiness? I believe that happiness is a puzzle; it has different pieces. For me, it includes: family, satisfaction, peace, welfare, friends, and living in nature.

What is my greatest fear? Being a loser.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I trust people easily, and I have hurt a lot because of that.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Quentin Tarantino and Mahmoud Kalari.

What is my greatest extravagance? Wasting money.

On what occasion would I lie? Maybe in special circumstances, I will lie.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? In some documentaries, special occasions force us to take plans without programming; therefore, it makes our projects harder, Also, working with pretentious people is unpleasant for me.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I am an expert in filming extreme sports, and I try most of them. Whenever I experience adrenalin, I am the happiest.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I wish I had folowed my passion sooner.

What is my greatest achievement in work? My team and I are working on a movie about Iran’s history (from primitive humans to the Medians). I am its director and I dare say it will be one of the biggest projects that has ever been made about Iran! At the end of this year, we will finish the script and our research after three years!

Where would I most like to live? Of course in nature: forest or an island.

What is my most treasured possession? Being brave and taking risks. I have been an aficionado of nature since I have passed the survival in nature tutorial; usually, I stay in nature and make documentaries.

What is my most marked characteristic? I always smile, even in hardships. Sometimes people think I am making fun of them, but sincerely, I just try to take it easy.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Azadi tower is one of the most inspirational locations in my city.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Nostalgic places.

What books influenced my life and how? Historic books motivated me to start a project about Iran’s history to pay my debt to my country.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? One of Beethoven’s symphonies.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Cyrus the Great and Darius in the Achaemenid dynasty.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Honest, kind and benevolent people who think about others’ welfare and peace, take action to make this world a better place. See.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The legend of 1900.

What role play stories in my life and work? I am so imaginative whenever I watch or read a new story, I think about it for hours and try to apply good points in my life.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? We are designers of our destiny; our efforts are like bricks to build our life’s building. We should not wait for anyone or anything to make it.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My spouse.

Which people or companies would I like to work with? Quentin Tarantino/Jaki jan/jason momoa. Dwayne Johnson/Mel Gibson/tom hanks/ Johnny Depp/ Charlize Theron.

What project am I looking forward to work on? I would love to plan a project about extreme sports.

Where can you see me or my work? Instagram :shahab_daryani

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Motivation

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? courageous precursor humans.

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