Naghmeh Farzaneh

Filmmaker, Animator, Educator


Before the sun never set on the British Empire; before Genghis Khan swept the steppe; before Rome extended its influence to encircle the Mediterranean Sea; there was ancient Assyria. Considered by historians to be the first true empire, Assyria’s innovations laid the groundwork for every superpower that has followed. Marian H Feldman details the rise and fall of the Assyrian Empire.


  • Educator Marian H Feldman
  • Director Naghmeh Farzaneh
  • Script Editor Brendan Pelsue
  • Animator Naghmeh Farzaneh
  • Composer Adam Larison
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki