Samuel-Ali Mirpoorian is an award-winning Iranian filmmaker exploring societal themes at the intersection of time, isolation, health, science and introspection. During his undergrad and grad studies at Indiana University, Mirpoorian was a recipient of the Kodak Motion Picture Film Bronze Award for Excellence in Filmmaking. He produced three doc-shorts that played and won awards at Academy Award-qualifying film festivals such as Tribeca, Heartland International, St. Louis International and others. His work has been released via The New York Times, Peacock/NBC, The Atlantic, PBS and others. Mirpoorian’s debut feature documentary, Greener Pastures (Mountainfilm 2023), is set to premiere in 2023 and is executive produced by Emmy Award-winners David J. Cornfield and Linda A. Cornfield (The Social Dilemma, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Chasing Coral). Greener Pastures is also supported by the Catapult Film Fund, Doc Society and Exposure Labs.