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With over twenty five years of professional experience in the film and television
business, Babak Sarrafan is an accomplished director, producer, designer, and editor.
As a filmmaker of two award-winning feature films Sting of Chance and Pizza Wars the Movie, Professor Sarrafan earned theatrical release and national DVD distribution. He has completed numerous award winning shorts, documentaries, and commercials as well. He has also directed and edited multi-award-winning music videos for The Donnas, Mix Master Mike, Townsend, High on Fire, Natalise, Nuthouze, Christopher “Kid” Reid, Paloma and the Ruby’s and Mark-D with airplay on MTV, MTV Chi, VH1, CMC, and music-related websites.
As an editor/designer/special effects artist, he has worked on: episodics such as Law & Order, Fame LA, Magnificent Seven,New York Undercover, Ultra Force, Soldier of Furtune, Pinky & the Brain, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Sailor Moon, and Sea Quest. Specials such as the Oscars, the Emmys, Elizabeth Taylor Tribute, Sea World Special, Disney Special, the Ace Awards, American Film Institute Tribute, American Music Awards, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Motion Pictures such as Independence Day, Fled, Stargate, 2-days in the Valley, Meteor-Man, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Swift Justice, Moll Flanders, Steel, numerousMovies of the Week, commercials, and music videos for Henry Rollins and Michael Jackson. He is the creator of the very popular climate action hero The Green Ninja and director of its award winning live action shorts. Babak has directed numerous corporate, promotional, educational, and global broadcast projects for Intel Corporation, Adobe, HP, Samsung, Ecobold, Foodnap, Groupon, Yooala, and Four Wings Creative.
Professor Sarrafan serves as Director of Film and Television Production at San José State University. He is majorly responsible for rebuilding the film production area of the department and has brought name recognition to the program.