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Hey, I'm Asad!

Austin, Texas

ASAD KIRMANI is a Writer/Director and a practicing psychiatrist in Austin, TX. While in medical school he produced and directed a film, All the Wrong Reasons, a full-length comedy feature about a hapless young medical student.  While doing his psychiatric residency in New York City he produced and directed Curing Gender, a documentary about the history of psychiatry and transsexuality that has been used educationally by a number of hospitals and institutions across the country. He has written and directed two short films, Stress Freud and Pornistan.

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My Films

Alia is caught between her Islamic upbringing and an oversexed high-school culture.

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Hijabi

2016

 • Short

by Asad Kirmani

Projects I'm Supporting

On Story Project

Austin • Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

On Story shares passionate discussions about the creative process of storytelling to audiences worldwide for free.


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Second Assault

Los Angeles • Documentary

Twelve years after being sexually assaulted on her college campus, Jillian embarks on a journey to confront the past.


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Lily 'N' Rose

Denver • Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.


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Pay to Stay

New York • Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.


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Streetlights

Los Angeles • Drama, Fantasy

A runaway 10-year-old kid meets a troubled teenager and street performer who teaches him some truths about life and survival in the streets.


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Exposure

Pepin • Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?


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Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles • Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.


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Soiled Doves

Los Angeles • Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.


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American Trial

New York • Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.


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Tennis

Orange • Comedy

Calvin and Chester love playing tennis but complications arise when Calvin begins sleeping with Chester's sister, Amy.


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Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles • Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.


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Garbage

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

Jean and Jacob want to get their shit together, but Jean and Jacob need to get drunk first.


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Ordinary Women

San Francisco • Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.


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Ordinary

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

Recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Janie, ventures to LA where she finds freedom inspired by a friendship with the fantastical Pixie.


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The Long Haul

Seattle • Comedy, Documentary

Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in a documentary featuring six "Average Joes"


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Watchers

Austin • Drama, Mystery

Actress Anne Tate juggles celebrity spotlight and public scrutiny, amidst a looming paranoia - a feeling that someone is always watching.


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Bad Kids

Cape Girardeau • Thriller, Crime

We all have a bad streak in us.


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OneWeekLoveFilm

New York • Romantic Comedy

Two friends explore their relationship during a one week romance.


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Hijabi

Austin • Drama, Shorts Program

Alia, a Muslim-American teenager, has a secret night out with her friends that ends in an unexpected confrontation with her father.


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L'Appetito Venduto - Sale of An Appetite

Rome • Foreign Film, Fantasy

A tramp sells his appetite to a wealthy gentleman. He is offered a very favorable pay, but he's unaware of the burden he's taking on.


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Electric Bleau

Atlanta • Thriller

In 1980’s New Orleans, a biracial punk rocker must destroy a cursed heirloom before she repeats the same deadly cycle as her ancestors.


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Three Trembling Cities

New York • Drama

A docu-fiction web series - an intimate portrait of the immigrants that make NYC exceptional


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The Other Hand

New York • LGBTQ, Thriller

You're not out of control. Something else is.


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Movies & Shows I Recommend

Alia is caught between her Islamic upbringing and an oversexed high-school culture.

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Hijabi

2016

 • Short

by Asad Kirmani

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