Hey, I'm Fawz!

Chicago, Illinois

I'm an actor, writer, producer, and believe in using comedy and storytelling to break down stereotypes across race, gender, religion, orientation, class. I want to dispel the myth of the model minority. My latest feature film SIGNATURE MOVE, starring myself, Sari Sanchez, and Indian film legend Shabana Azmi, world premiered at SXSW in 2017 and is currently screening all over the world. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

The Great Now What

Denver Feature

Surviving a stroke is just the beginning for a young actress who seemingly had it all.


This project got the green light!

Mama Drama

Fairfield Short
Comedy, Drama

A suburban mom has a falling out with her friends via text messages. It takes her 10-year-old daughter to remind of what really matters.


This project got the green light!

Me, My Mom & Sharmila - From Stage to Screenplay

Chicago Feature
Comedy, Drama

An intergenerational story of three South Asian women, a daughter, her mother & a Bollywood icon, whose destinies collide.


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.


This project got the green light!


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.


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.


This project got the green light!

Acute Failure

Los Angeles Feature

A young, sick Los Angeles actress visits her small hometown for a weekend to get evaluated for a kidney transplant.


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.


This project got the green light!


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.


This project got the green light!

The Ladies Almanack

Chicago Feature
LGBTQ, Experimental

Hélène Cixous, Eileen Myles, Guinevere Turner, & more star in the epic tribute to women's writing.


This project got the green light!

37 Problems

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A single 37 year-old screenwriter is totally focused on her career until she finds out she has one egg left.


This project got the green light!

Movies & Shows I Recommend

Two women. Two cities. Used, abused and powering through.

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