Namo Safideen was born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, on March 11th 1985. His parents, both being of Kurdish descent, came to Sweden from Iraq as refugees in the early 1980's. Growing up in Eskilstuna, this is where Namo also enjoyed his high school days before studying for a degree in computer engineering in college. After graduating in 2008, Namo moved to Stockholm and began working on several IT projects. However, even with multiple ongoing IT projects that kept him busy, he still had this burning desire for something new. In 2011, he started writing down recurring dreams that he would have, often looking at these recurring dreams as emotional endings to a movie. Through this process, Namo was able to find his true passion: filmmaking and photography.