Ahari also co-wrote and produced the psychological-thriller through his LA-based production banner Mammoth Pictures, along with his producing partner, Alex Bretow.
Ahari’s feature directorial debut The Night, which is currently on release in the U.S., stars Shahab Hosseini (The Salesman) and Niousha Jafarian (Here And Now).
The Persian-language film follows an exhausted married couple, Babak (Hosseini), Neda (Jafarian) and their baby who take shelter in the grand, but eerie Hotel Normandie after a night out with friends. Throughout a seemingly endless night, mysterious disturbances ruin their night’s rest as the couple soon realize they’re locked-in with a malevolent force that hungers for the dark secrets they’ve kept from one another.
According to the film’s producers, the film recently became the first U.S.-produced film