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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.

My Projects

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 Series
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

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

81%

This project got the green light!

Second Assault

Los Angeles Short
Documentary

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

113%

This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver Short
Drama

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

115%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

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

82%

This project got the green light!

Streetlights

Los Angeles Short
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.

89%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles Feature
Global Celebration, Family

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

101%

This project got the green light!

Soiled Doves

Los Angeles Series
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.

87%

This project got the green light!

American Trial

New York Feature
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.

102%

This project got the green light!

Tennis

Orange Short
Comedy

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

109%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy

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

82%

This project got the green light!

Garbage

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

94%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary Women

San Francisco Series
Animation, History

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

103%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

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

83%

This project got the green light!

The Long Haul

Seattle Feature
Comedy, Documentary

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

113%

This project got the green light!

Watchers

Austin Short
Drama, Mystery

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

83%

This project got the green light!

Bad Kids

Cape Girardeau Short
Thriller, Crime

We all have a bad streak in us.

108%

This project got the green light!

OneWeekLoveFilm

New York Feature
Romantic Comedy

Two friends explore their relationship during a one week romance.

95%

This project got the green light!

Hijabi

Austin Short
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.

112%

This project got the green light!

L'Appetito Venduto - Sale of An Appetite

Rome Short
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.

126%

This project got the green light!

Electric Bleau

Atlanta Feature
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.

101%

This project got the green light!

Three Trembling Cities

New York Series
Drama

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

83%

This project got the green light!

The Other Hand

New York Short
LGBTQ, Thriller

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

86%

This project got the green light!

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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