Pouyan Afkary

Pouyan Afkary

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - May 2011

Project Manager

Obsessed Artist

As a Project Manager at Obsessed Artist, I had a variety of responsibilities. I worked directly with the owner of the company in developing all aspects of the artist-based social networking website. As a start-up, the position required that I essentially create the companies schedule, projected goals, task management, along with assisting in the development of the initial business plan, while securing funding opportunities. One of my favorite parts of the job was to conceptualize and implement promotions through avenues such as print, gallery events and community programs. 

Dec 2009 - Nov 2010

Touring Musician

Various Artists

In addition to my own band, I toured to several different countries with other musicians in a variety of creative roles ranging from tour management duties to running tracks for hip hop artists and playing keytar for a pop group in Europe. In addition to the regular tour responsibilities, I worked with rap artist MOD SUN on the production of multiple music videos that we shot all over the world. 

*Referenced videos are provided below. 

May 2002 - Jan 2010

Musician (Touring/Studio)

Scary Kids Scaring Kids

Along with my performance obligations as a touring musician, I developed and maintained an online marketing strategy by utilizing what was then emerging social networking technology. I worked directly with our manager, agents and recording company representatives in an effort to develop our creative and branding presence in the international music industry. I was involved in the creation of our media elements, including album artwork, stage production and music videos. I headed up co-promotional activities with charitable organizations such as "PETA2" and "The Youth America Hotline." I was directly involved in hiring staff for tour and in our earlier days, I assumed those responsibilities myself. Mainly to be boastful over my peers, I became a very experienced driver of 15-Passenger seat vans and can park an extended trailer like a pro! 

*I have provided music videos worth noting below. 


Aug 2011 - Present

In Progress

Mesa Community College

I maintain a 4.0 with honors and am a member of the college's honors society, Phi Theta Kappa, of which I plan on becoming an officer beginning in the Fall of 2012. I am also currently a member of the Student Senate as well as the school's Fashion Focus Club. I hope to graduate from either the Peter Stark program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts or the American Film Institute. 


I hope to illustrate with this resume that I can be a valuable asset to your creative project. Through my experience as a professional musician and my acute awareness of the business that fueled our collective success and creativity, I plan to continue pursuing an education in the media arts, with an emphasis in Film and Television production. My goal is to secure an internship opportunity in an effort to gain some hands on experience in my future occupational field. 


After spending years in the music industry and seeing where I most enjoyed placing my efforts and talents, I’ve decided to redirect my energy and focus toward my life-long passion for film. I’ve worked from the ground up in the music industry and hope to better prepare myself for that climb in film and television production by completing my formal education and fine tuning my skills with experience-rich internships.