In 2006 Amiryoussefi produced and directed Fire Keeper loosely based on Dante's Divine Comedy. The film is the story of a laborer who is planning on getting a vasectomy to avoid having children, but his father's ghost is against this idea. This film was banned before being screened and was severely criticized by state newspapers and various officials. After this, Amiryousefi was not able to work on any movies for several years. Fire Keeper was submitted to the Montreal Film Festival in 2009, where it received the Innovation Award.