Born in 1965 in Tabriz, Hossein Shahabi is a graduate of Music from Tehran University. He started his career in 2005, making a short film, Votive Offering. His other short films are Raining Tree (2007), Reflection (2009) and The Last Word (2010). Shahabi has also been involved in directing some tele-films for Iranian TV, The Photo (2005), The Shadows (2006), The Secret (2008), The Glass Night (2010) and For the Sake of Mehdi (2011). Bright Day (2013) is his first feature film which was well received by Iranian film critics and audiences of the 31st Fajr Film Festival in Tehran in February 2013.