Director Nima Nourizadeh

“I like to subvert things,” Nourizadeh said. “I like also to surprise people, and I always like to do stuff that’s unexpected. I like taking things that are familiar … (and) kind of reinvent it some ways. “But also, I am a sensitive soul as well,” he continued. “I love moments that make me feel something deep down, and I want to try to bring those onto the screen as well.”