Award-winning cinematographer based in Los Angeles, USA. Her first feature, Bangkok’s Fear (2015), was directed and shot by herself in Thailand, was praised for its cinematography in the Creative International Film Festival. Morvarid has most recently lensed the feature film Guillotine, directed by Ray IzadMehr in Los Angeles. The film stars Krystian Amon, Ellie Patrikios, Haskell Anderson, Laurent Andruet, Jim Hackett, Ego Mikitas and others.
She has worked on several highly successful films including Gemini Man, Mile 22, and Sundance / Cannes winning film Cemetery of Splendor. She has also filmed numerous shows including Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (three-time Emmy nominee), Netflix’s Narcos (three-time Emmy-nominee), Apple Tv’s new series Echo 3, The Amazing Race (15-time Emmy winner), Locked Up Abroad, and numerous specials for National Geographic and Discovery Channel. She worked with many of Hollywood’s most celebrated filmmakers including Oscar winner Ang Lee, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Peter Berg, David Whitney, Phil Abraham, Andrew Bernstein, Dennie Gordon, and Peter Webber.
With over twenty-one years of experience in the film industry, Morvarid’s work has screened at international film festivals such as (GUKIFF) Seoul Guro International Film Festival. “Ismael,“ the official selection at Unicef Innocenti Film Festival, was the winner for best cinematography at the Belfast International Film Festival and others. Morvarid travels extensively for her work on feature films in East Asia, Europe, United Kingdom, Middle East, Africa, South and North America, she is passionate about finding the next great story to tell.