Amir Shams was born in Brazil. After studying Architecture and Urban Planning at Escola da Cidade, São Paulo, he went on to graduate in Filmmaking from Syracuse University, NY. He has worked in film, photography and design. His work has been shown in places such as Cannes Film Festival, Everson Museum of Art, and in public and private schools. He spends his time between Americana – his hometown in Brazil – and New York City. He is currently writing and developing his first feature film and producing two short films.