Behzad Sedghi was born in 1965 in Tabriz, Iran. From 1983 to 1990 he lived in Germany where he pursued a career in theatre, dance, photography and filmmaking. In 1990, he went on to study film production at York University in Toronto. He has made a series of short films and documentaries including an award-winning television documentary for the CBC, A Transsexual Journey, 1995. His short film, Rumpelzwitter & Bassstilzchen, 2001, was aired on Bravo! He also teaches courses on writing screenplays and producing short films and documentaries at George Brown College.