Shahryar is also an up and coming screenwriter. He’s been actively writing scripts for over 20 years. In 2005, his pilot script Alumni which he co-wrote was a finalist in the Acclaim TV writing contest. Also in 2005, his script The History Lesson was selected as a a play to be featured in the NETSAP STAGE One Act Festival at the University of Maryland.
In 2021 Shahryar won an OpenScreenplay screenwriting contest sponsored by MuslimKids.tv and MPAC to write a pilot for Time Hoppers, a new IP by the streaming company.
The opportunity led to Shahryar’s first professional writing work on both the animated series and the video game.
In 2022, Shahryar received a grant from Montgomery County’s Arts and Humanities Council to cover the cost of a screenwriting certification from UCLA Extension
He will complete the UCLAx Screenwriting certification in 2024 with a focus in TV Writing and electives having been taken in both Video Game writing and Animation Pilot writing.