Reframe Iran is a multi-platform documentary about contemporary Iranian art, artists, and the art market.



Reframe Iran VR accomplishments:

Won best film at the World VR Festival Switzerland.
Film was featured in Kaleidoscope VR World Tour.
Licensed in Berlin and Amsterdam with The VR Cinema, Samhoud Media Group.
Distributed by Jaunt VR, United States.
Distributed by Inception VR, United States.



Artist HD Documentary Credits

Director: Matteo Lonardi
Story by: Alexandra Glorioso
Producers: John Albert, João Inada, Alexandra Glorioso
Written by: John Albert, Alexandra Glorioso
Musical Score by: Maggie Brown
Music Production by: Paul Matthew Moore
Associate Producer: Matt Yu

Art-Market HD Documentary Credits

Director: Alexandra Glorioso
Producers: John Albert, João Inada, Matteo Lonardi
Edited by: Nectarios Leonidas
Musical Score by: Maggie Brown
Music Production by: Paul Matthew Moore
Associate Producer: Matt Yu

Virtual-Reality Documentary Credits

Director: João Inada
Story by: Matteo Lonardi
Producers: Alexandra Glorioso, Matteo Lonardi
Engineer: Matt Yu
Edited by: João Inada
Written by: Alexandra Glorioso
Musical Score by: Maggie Brown
Music Production by: Paul Matthew Moore
Associate Producer: John Albert
Executive Producer: Marc Smolowitz
Consulting Producer: Lisa Cohen
Consulting Editor: Will Huntsberry
Production Intern: Maya Shen
Production Intern: Miranda Fayne

















John Albert

    John Albert is a musician and multimedia journalist based in New York.
    Originally from Seattle, he graduated with an MS from Columbia Journalism School in 2014.
    His stories have appeared online at The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Religion News Service.
    John was also editor of "TAKK", a coffee-table book on Nordic Cafe Culture.





Maggie Brown

Maggie Brown is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Seattle, WA.   
She graduated with her BM in Music Composition from Cornish College of the Arts in 2013.   
In 2013 she was awarded the Darmasiswa Fellowship for music studies in Indonesia.   
In 2014, Maggie composed the original score for "The Man Who Can Forget Anything."    





João Inada

    João Inada is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia reporter based in New York.
    Originally from Brazil, he graduated with an MS from Columbia Journalism School in 2014.
    He was director of "Almost Tibetan", which was selected for the Asian American International Film Festival.
    João was part of the original team that won Reframe Iran's Magic Grant in 2014.





Alex Glorioso

Alexandra Glorioso is a political reporter at the Naples Daily News in Naples, Florida.    
Originally from Pittsburgh, she graduated with an MS from Columbia Journalism School in 2014.    
Previously, she was a paid reporting intern at the Center for Responsive Politcs. in D.C.    
Alex was part of the original team that won Reframe Iran's Magic Grant in 2014.    





Nectarios Leonidas

    Nectarios Leonidas is a video editor living in New York City.
    Originally from Greece, he graduated from the school of Visual Arts in the 1990s.
    He has worked on numerous projects, from independent feature films to commercials.
    His clients include, Microsoft, Citibank, Business Week, AOL and Converse.





Matteo Lonardi

    Matteo Lonardi is a photographer, journalist and film-maker living in Italy.    
Originally from Milan, he graduated with an MS from Columbia Journalism School in 2014.    
Matteo has been documenting artists around the world: Italy, Morocco, India and Iran.   
Matteo was part of the original team that won Reframe Iran's Magic Grant in 2014.    





Paul Matthew Moore

    Paul Matthew Moore is an award-winning music composer and producer living in Seattle, Washington.
    Originally from California, he graduated with a BA in Music Composition from the UC Santa Barbara in 1993.
    He has worked with artists including Wayne Horvitz, Eyvind Kang, Timothy Young and Tim Hecker.
    In 2007, Paul composed a film score for Robinson Devor's Zoo which was in competition at Sundance and Cannes.





Marc Smolowitz

    Marc Smolowitz is a multi-award winning director, producer and executive producer living in San Francisco.   
His long list of credits includes films that have screened at top-tier festivals - Sundance, Berlinale, AFI Docs, IDFA, among others.    
Select titles include "Buried Above Ground" (Producer, 2015), "Desert Migration (Producer, 2015) "Black Is Blue" (Producer, 2014).    
He works full-time as an independent filmmaker, and helps young filmmakers get off the ground through his consulting practice, 13th Gen.    





Matt Yu

    Matt Yu is a PhD candidate in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University.
    His primary research interests are computational photography, computer vision, and video streaming.
    Currently, he focuses on developing systems for generating, delivering, and rendering cinematic virtual reality content.
    Matt was part of the original team that won Reframe Iran's Magic Grant in 2014.    



Our first year of funding came from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University and Stanford University from 2014-2015.
We'd like to give a special thank you to Ava Ansari, Katayoun Vaziri, Bavand Behpour, Sandra Skurvida and Layla Diba for their support and advice.