Alec Cartio

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Alec Cartio
(Alexander Cartio)
Birth name Alireza Sabahi
Born (1976-09-14) 14 September 1976 (age 41)
Tehran, Iran
Occupation(s) Music video director
film director
ad director
singer, musician, producer
Years active 1990 – present
Associated acts Get Wet, Caymen, Cameron Cartio
Origin Malmö, Sweden
Genres Boyband
Years active 1990-1998
Labels Sony BMG Sweden
Associated acts Formerly "Get Wet"
Past members Alec Cartio

Alec Cartio (also known as Alexander Cartio), is an Iranian-Swedish music video, commercial and film director. He is best known for his music video work which revolutionized and changed the Iranian music video business, his work has been broadcast globally with a combined view count of over 300.000 million on Youtube and Social medias. Due to his revolutionary and stylistic music video work, he has been featured in numerous international magazines and TV Shows, he currently resides and works in Los Angeles.

Alec Cartio was born in Tehran, Iran to Iranian parents on 14 September 1976, he immigrated to Sweden, where he started his career as a member of the Malmö-based Swedish boy band Get Wet later renamed Caymen. The band was signed to Sony BMG and was active in the 1990s, they released a number of singles, had moderate success and toured in Scandinavian countries.[1]

Later on, he developed his career as a prolific music video director, shooting videos for a great number of artists, including FloRida, Wu Tang Clan, Brian Mcknight, Quiet Drive, Shadmehr Aghili, 786, Black Cats, Ebi, Googoosh, Kamran & Hooman, Jamshid, Native Deen, Pyruz, Saeed Mohammadi, Sepideh, Shadmehr Aghili, Shahram Solati, Shahrum K, Valy, David Wharnsby, Zain Bhikha, Shahab Tiam, Pouya, Moein, Isadora, Budweiser, Rock by Sweden and many many more.

Notable directed videos include "Airport" for Andy & Shani, "Mi amore" and "Fix Me" for Velvet,[2] "Temptation" for Arash & Rebecca Zadig, "Boro Boro", "Arash" and "Tike Tike" for Arash, "Henna", "Roma", "Barooneh", "Ne Na Nai", "Electric", "Bia Nazdiktar", "Sheytoonaki" for his brother Cameron Cartio, "Miss Blue" for Vincent. He also produced Cameron Cartio's album Borderless.' He also directed a long film feature Convincing Clooney, a situation comedy based on Convincing Clooney and released in 2011. The film was credited to Alexander Cartio.[3]

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  1. ^ Whats Up Iran: Alec Cartio
  2. ^ Sundholm, Magnus (20 March 2007). "Velvet spelar in video med modellen Beiron". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Alexander Cartio page