Reza Allamehzadeh is an Iranian-born Dutch filmmaker, film critic and writer who lives in the Netherlands. He is primarily known for his films about refugees, such as The Guests of Hotel Astoria (1988), and the documentary Holy Crime (1994), about the murder of opposition figures in Europe by the Islamic regime in Iran. Allamehzadeh was born in 1943 in Sari, Mazandaran province, Iran. He studied film directing at Tehran Academy of Film and Television in 1966-1969. Along with filmmaking, he writes and publishes children’s books, novels and short stories.