Mahyad Tousi is in the business of storytelling. A multidisciplinary artist, writer, and producer, he is the co-founder of BoomGen Studios and founder of Starfish Accelerator, which amplifies the voices of underrepresented artists and entrepreneurs. He was the executive producer of CBS primetime comedy UNITED STATES OF AL. Currently, he is writing 1001, a sci-fi adaptation of THE TALES FROM A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. His directorial debut, REMOTE, premieres in fall 2022, including at the New York Film Festival (Currents Selection) and at the Tate Modern. He sits on the advisory board of MIT’S Center for Advanced Virtuality and speaks internationally on the convergence of the arts and social impact.