Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan is the co-creator of the award-winning web series The Slope, which was featured in The Guardian, Indiewire, Filmmaker Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her short film, Nose Job, played at festivals around the country including Rotterdam International Film Festival. Akhavan has a BA from Smith College and is currently a thesis student at NYU’s Grad Film Program. Desiree was recently featured as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Film as well as Out Magazine’s 100 most Compelling People of the Year. Her first feature film, Disposable Lovers, was selected for IFP's emerging narrative lab and is being shot in summer 2013.