Kourosh Ataee was born in 1990. He started his career by attending the training courses of filmmaking at the Iran Young Cinema Society in 2007. He received a BA in directing and an MA in drama literature from the Cinema & Theatre Faculty of the Tehran University of Arts. He has worked as an assistant director and script advisor on short and feature films and TV series, and has directed two short fiction films. His mid-length documentary From Iran, A Separation has been shown at different festivals around the world and received awards. Finding Farideh is his first feature documentary film.