Born in 1970 in Tehran, Amini holds a degree in theatre direction. He has also had experience as a performer as well as theater and cinema director of short and documentary films. He has made 20 short films and has participated in many festivals, winning awards in many of them. He was assistant-director for Bahman Ghobadi’s films LIVING IN THE MIST and TIME OF DRUNKEN HORSES. Amini’s first feature which tells the story of soldiers in Iran, despite not being allowed to leave it’s own borders, was seen and appreciated by most of the influential foreign experts of Iranian film.