Farhad Mann is an American director, screenwriter of film, television and commercials, and owner of the production company FMPI. He currently directing Viacom’s new pilot In Contempt.
Mann has directed several episodes for Beauty and the Beast, The Listener, Murdoch Mysteries, and Aaron Stone, among others. Notable feature films include Fighting for Freedom, starring Academy Award and Emmy nominee Bruce Dern, Kristana Loken, Jose Maria Yazpik, and Patricia De Leon. Also, he wrote and directed Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996) for New Line Cinema. His pilot Max Headroom (1987) on ABC won several Emmys. The next pilot he directed, Nick Knight, which became the long-running Forever Knight, was picked up by CBS.
Mann directed the TV movie adaption of Dean Koontz's novel, The Face of Fear. He most recently directed the TV movies A Mother’s Crime, Can’t Buy My Love, and Twist of Fate.
Mann is also the creator and owner of the Los Angeles-based commercial production company FMPI, a producer of campaigns for domestic and international clients.