After graduating he directed nine documentaries for the Islamic Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shiism in 1996 and 1997. The subjects of these films included calico making, the art of glazing, enamel work, Islamic tile work and Islamic needle work. During this period he also directed three short videos during his military service called The Story of Khoramshahr, Motherland and Stars. He has worked with Iranian film directors Kambozia Partovi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Afghan Filmmaker Siddiq Barmak.
Mirtahmasb was born in Kerman, Iran in 1971. From 1992 until 1995 he attended the University of Art “Mojtame’-e Daneshgahiyeh Honar” in Tehran, studying Visual Art and Handicrafts.