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Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, Iram Parveen Bilal is a Physics Olympian turned filmmaker. She just directed her 6th film, EXTINCTION, a dystopian near future where Donald Trump’s so-called ban on Muslim immigration is a reality. Her 2nd feature film, THE PHD MOVIE: STILL IN GRAD SCHOOL, was a feature adaptation of the 7 million+-followed PhD Comics. Her first feature, JOSH, a 2012 Women in Film awardee, enjoyed theatrical and ancillary distribution success in multiple territories. Her next feature project, FORBIDDEN STEPS, a film about Islamophobia and Dance, is a Film Independent writer/director lab project, scheduled for filming in Summer 2017 in Chicago. She is also developing her TV Series THE PIONEERS, which showcases the mass migration from South Asia to the UK in the 1950s in response to Queen Elizabeth’s frantic call for labor from the commonwealth nations. Iram is a core committee member for iWe, a coalition looking to change female representation in Hollywood and is a co-chair on the Asian American Writer’s Committee at the Writer’s Guild of America. She also sits on the board of the community service organization, the Caltech Y. Bilal is the initiator of the Pakistani Oscar committee and is the founder of Pakistan’s first professional screenwriting lab (QALAMBAAZ), currently in its third cycle.

My Projects

My Films

The Last Muslim

Watch Now

Extinction

2017

 • Short

by Iram Parveen Bilal

Projects I'm Supporting

Lily 'N' Rose

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

Drama

Denver


Green Light

543 followers

Me, My Mom & Sharmila - From Stage to Screenplay

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

Comedy, Drama

Chicago


Green Light

88 followers

Pay to Stay

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

Horror, LGBT

New York


Green Light

420 followers

Butterflies

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

Drama

New York


Green Light

531 followers

Exposure

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

Romance, LGBT

Pepin


Green Light

420 followers

Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Technophobe Davy Ludd is dragged online by a hipster co-worker in the meandering quest to find his long lost sweetheart Rose.

Comedy, Drama

Los Angeles


Green Light

528 followers

Forbidden Steps

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

Global Celebration, Family

Los Angeles


Green Light

540 followers

Soiled Doves

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.

Drama, Western

Los Angeles


Green Light

688 followers

Hide and Seek

An indie rock musician turned stay-at-home dad makes an impulsive wish, propelling him into an alternate reality.

Drama, Sci-Fi

Washington


Green Light

166 followers

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

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

Comedy

Los Angeles


Green Light

371 followers

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.

Comedy, Teen

New York


Green Light

400 followers

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

Action, Other

Los Angeles


Green Light

332 followers

To Life

When grief and laughter meet, the worst advice may be the best.

Comedy, Fantasy

Austin


Green Light

509 followers

About a Donkey

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

Comedy, LGBT

New York


Green Light

445 followers

HERE NOW

HERE NOW is a magical reality about the power of a parent’s love.

Drama, Family

Los Angeles


Green Light

118 followers

Ordinary Women

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

Animation, History

San Francisco


Green Light

4,159 followers

37 Problems

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

Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Los Angeles


Green Light

420 followers

This Is Happening

YES! WE'VE HIT OUR INITIAL TARGET. BUT EVERY DOLLAR BEYOND 100% MEANS MORE CITIES AND MORE AWARENESS FOR THIS IS HAPPENING. PLEASE CONTINUE

Comedy


Green Light

379 followers

The Openers

3 aspiring stand up comediennes are chronicled by an inexperienced film student as they try to pull off the biggest show of their lives.

Comedy

Los Angeles


Green Light

262 followers

Of Dust and Bones

A desert recluse is visited by her dead husband's best friend, who arrives with an unsettling agenda.

Drama

Santa Monica


Green Light

202 followers

Auld Lang Syne

An annual New Year’s Eve party becomes occasion for disaster as three couples' lives unravel spectacularly over the course of the evening.

Comedy, Drama

Los Angeles


Green Light

542 followers

Movies & Shows I Recommend

The Last Muslim

Watch Now

Extinction

2017

 • Short

by Iram Parveen Bilal

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