Portrait Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan

Director & writer

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Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan is the director and co-writer of The miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Her work also includes the Hulu original series, The Bisexual and the film Appropriate Behavior, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the Indie Spirit Awards.

She lives in Brooklyn where she’s currently writing her first book for Random House.