Sina Ataeian Dena was born in 1983 in Ahvaz, Southern Iran, in the middle of the Iran–Iraq war. After quitting his studies in physics, he started working in film, made short animations and video arts, worked as a visual effects and video supervisor in cinema and theater, as well as a story developer for computer games.
With his thesis „The influence of comic books on cinema“ he got his B.A. in film from Sooreh University Tehran in 2008. In 2009 his animation „Especially Music“ won “Best Film” in the international competition of Tehran Short Film Festival. He then directed several concerts, commercials, TV cartoons and documentaries.
Meanwhile and for over 3 years, Sina shot his first feature film without official permission. PARADISE is the first part of his Tehran trilogy about violence.