"More than anyone else, Mirfakhraei is responsible for the very distinctive look of the film and for the extraordinary level of authenticity the locations and costumes represent," says director Rob Gardner. "He was tireless in his efforts to find the best location, no matter how remote, to fastidiously remove every power-line, automobile or other evidence of the modern day from a village scene, to dress and re-dress actors until their costumes had the right combination of wear, dirt and grit to communicate the authentic. We simply could not have done it without him."
Mr. Mirfakhraei's talents are in high demand in his native country of Iran. His current projects include a feature film about the life of the Imam, Iran's most important historical personality of the century, and Molla Sadra, a television series that tells the story of a famous medieval Iranian philosopher. In addition, Mr. Mirfakhraei teaches production design at the Art University of Tehran, the Iranian Radio and Television University, and Tehran University.