Navid Khonsari

Residency MentorMedia + Emerging Technology Lab
Navid Khonsari

Founder and creative director of iNK Stories, Navid Khonsari is known for the cinematic look and feel for iconic game franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, The Warriors, Alan Wake, Home Front and the highest grossing VR game to date, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Visionary creator of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, Khonsari’s work has garnered top honors from institutions such as BAFTA, Sundance, Tribeca, UNESCO, Academy of Interactive Arts &Sciences (DICE), International Mobile Game Awards, IndieCade Grand Jury Award, plus Facebook’s Game of the Year. Recent releases include Fire Escape: An Interactive VR Series that debuted at Tribeca Film Festival and Hero (a VR multi-sensory experience) and winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes Award. Khonsari is impassioned by the possibilities of a new wave of immersive entertainment.