Ashkan grew up in the suburbs of Orange County, California playing soccer, skateboarding and drumming in a band fronted by his older brother. In college he discovered a passion for filmmaking, where he entered and won a local PSA competition—his first foray into the world of commercials. After graduating from the film program at Brigham Young University, Ashkan moved back home and worked as an assistant on commercials in Los Angeles while building his reel.
Ashkan is known as a visually engaging storyteller and strong collaborator. Since signing with Saint Cloud, he has done work for a number of brands including Sony, Delta, and Gold’s Gym.
Ashkan currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and their two children.