ELI FRANKEL - Director/Co-Writer

A native of North Carolina, Eli headed out to Los Angeles where he began his creative pursuits in the film industry at the University of Southern California's prestigious film production program. There, he wrote, directed and edited several short films before he met Joubin Mortazavi. The two began collaborating on the script "21" while they were still in college.

Upon graduation, he edited numerous films and television projects, including several independent feature films and an extensive list of Network and Cable television projects for Fox, NBC, VH1, Comedy Central, Lifetime, A&E, Bravo and E!

In 1998 he co-founded Ragnarok Productions with partner Joubin Mortazavi. He has since completed "21", his feature film directorial debut. In 2000, Eli directed a slate of commercials for several restaurants and hotel/casinos in Las Vegas. He is currently developing several screenplays including an early-American period piece and a story based on a popular children's novel.

JOUBIN MORTAZAVI - Producer/Co-Writer

Joubin Mortazavi relocated from Iran to the United States in 1979, at the height of the Iranian revolution. He and his family settled in Hollywood, Ca, where his love of film quickly became the main focus of his life.

He attended the University of Southern California with a theater directing scholarship, where he also picked up degrees in English and Business, with a minor in film production.

In 1998, Joubin and partner, Eli Frankel, CO-founded Ragnarok Productions, Inc. and produced the company's first feature film, 21, based on a script that the two had co-written.

Since then, he has produced 13 commercials and line-produced 3 feature films, most recently "The Ides of March" for Giants Entertainment, starring Gary Daniels and Michael Madsen. He has completed several screenplays, including a comedy set in Chicago, a period piece set in Medieval Spain and a thriller entitled Dead Behind the Eyes, which has been co-optioned by producer Dan Voltz.


Director Eli Frankel
Joubin Mortazavi
Written by Eli Frankel and Joubin Mortazavi
Associate Producers Ramin Mortazavi and Jason Levin
Director of Photography Maximo Munzi
Edited by James J. Munoz and Eli Frankel
Music by Thomas Morse
Music Supervisor Senor Amor
Production Designer Anne Cartegnie
Costume Designer Mila Hermanovski
Unit Production Manager Karen Kaiser
First Assistant Director Sholto Roeg
Sound Mixer Brian Linder

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