Parish Rahbar has been involved in the film and television industry since 2004. Most notably collaborating with Peter Bogdanovich on projects including the Grammy Award winning documentary, Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Between 2006 and 2010 she co-wrote three feature screenplays with Bogdanovich, and was instrumental in crafting a reconciled draft of Tennessee Williams’ final un-produced play, In Masks Outrageous and Austere, working closely with Gore Vidal and Bogdanovich. She began her career as an assistant to Director/Producer Scott Winant for two seasons of the Emmy Award-winning Showtime series, Huff! with Hank Azaria, Oliver Platt and Blythe Danner. She further assisted several television directors on shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Jack and Bobby, Related and Carnivàle. More recently, she worked with prominent Iranian theater director and actor, Parsa Pirouzfar, in translating from Farsi to English his one-man play, Matryoshka, based on several short stories by Anton Chekhov. Parish graduated cum laude, receiving her BA in Cinema andTelevision Arts with an emphasis in Film from California State University, Northridge. While in school she was the recipient of the Crystal and Lucy Awards scholarship from the Women In Film organization, as well as the Panavision New Filmmaker camera package grant and Hollywood Foreign Press scholarship grant in aid of her thesis film.
Parish currently resides in California, splitting her time between San Diego and Los Angeles where she writes, directs and edits short films for her production company, Renovatio Movies. In addition, she continues playing piano and writing songs whenever it strikes her fancy.