Ghazaleh is an Iranian-New Zealand filmmaker. She finished her Masters in Documentary (with first class hons) at the University of Auckland with her thesis film Iran in Transit (supervised by Annie Goldson). The film premiered at the International Student Film Festival in Tel Aviv after winning the Alternative Competition and in 2013 it won the Outstanding Student Film award at the Beijing Student Film Festival. In 2012, Ghazaleh was one of eight New Zealanders to be awarded a Fulbright General Graduate award, which she used to fund further post-graduate studies in film production and screenwriting at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. There she started an internship at the Sundance Institute and continues to work for them still.