San Jose, CA
“Since we can not change reality, let us change the eyes that see reality.”
- Nikos Kazantzakis
Babak Sarrafan is professor and director of Television and Film Production at San Jose State University. He has helped to rebuild the film program from scratch and has brought name recognition to the Radio, Telelvision, and Film Program.
With over twenty years of professional experience in the film and television business, he is an accomplished director, producer, designer, editor, and music composer.
As a filmmaker of two award-winning feature films, Sting of Chance and Pizza Wars the Movie, Babak earned limited theatrical release and national DVD distribution. He has completed numerous award winning shorts, documentaries, and commercials as well.
He also has directed and edited multi-award winning music videos for The Donnas, Mix Master Mike, Townsend, High on Fire, Natalise, Nuthouze, and Mark-D with airplay on MTV, MTV Chi, VH1, CMC, and music related websites.
Babak is the live action director, editor, and creator of the Green Ninja, the climate action super hero as seen on greenninja.org.
As an editor/designer/special effects artist, he has worked on episodics including Law & Order, Fame LA, Magnificent Seven, New York Undercover, Ultra Force, Soldier of Fortune, Pinky & the Brain, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Sailor Moon, and Sea Quest. He has lent his skills to specials such as the Oscars, the Emmys, Elizabeth Taylor Tribute, Sea World Special, Disney Special, the Ace Awards, American Film Institute Tribute, American Music Awards, and the Kennedy Center Honors. You have also seen his work in motion pictures such as Independence Day, Fled, Stargate, 2-days in the Valley, Meteor-Man, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Swift Justice, Moll Flanders, Steel, numerous movies of the week, commercials, and music videos for Henry Rollins and Michael Jackson.