Oday Rasheed was born in Iraq in 1973. He attended the Institute for Electrical Science and the Institute for Applicable Art in Baghdad. Shortly after completing his studies he worked for local newspapers writing critical essays and articles on cinema. In the late 1990’s, Rasheed produced several experimental movies. His works include Mud Whiteness (1997), Another Introduction (1998), and Gilgamesh: The Epic…The Place (2002). He has written screenplays for television, including Hujaz Kar (1996-97), Our Town’s Workshop (1997-98), Document 12 (1998), Karantina (1999) and Once In Babylon (2002). Underexposure is Oday Rasheed’s first feature film. Passionate about reviving Iraqi cinema, his aim is to encourage all young Iraqi filmmakers to continue expressing themselves and advocating for hope, peace and freedom.