Mahyad is a creative producer, cinematographer, writer, social entrepreneur, as well as the co-founder and CEO of BoomGen Studios – a storytelling factory and multi-platform incubator focused entirely on mining the greatest untapped reservoir of stories from west/central Asia.  For the last six years, he has been working at the intersection of content, community building, and technology. He has worked in over 30 countries on multiple award-winning projects in a variety of genres and formats including Hollywood blockbusters, independent features, television programming, fine art video, interactive comic books, and as a conflict zone cinematographer.