Ingrid Jungermann (L) and Desiree Akhavan (R).

Photo by Sarah Deragon

Desiree Akhavan is an Iranian-American filmmaker living in Brooklyn. She was raised in New York and attended the prestigious Horace Mann School, where she was socially rejected by many children of celebrities. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree from Smith College, which had a much smaller celebrity presence. She is currently an MFA candidate at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she is working on her thesis,  DISPOSABLE LOVERS, a feature film inspired  by THE SLOPE.

Ingrid has recently premiered season two of her acclaimed web series F TO 7TH. She is currently developing a TV show version of the series and a feature film called WOMEN WHO KILL, a crime comedy about love and death. Ingrid was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 Faces of Independent Film and Out Magazine’s 100 People of the Year in 2012 and Go Magazine’s 100 Women We Love in 2014. She is an MFA candidate at NYU Graduate Film School.