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Hey, I'm Iram!

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

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Extinction

2017

 • Short

by Iram Parveen Bilal

An upper-class teacher searches for the dangerous truth behind her nanny’s sudden disappearance.

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Josh: Against the Grain

2013

 • Feature

by Iram Parveen Bilal

Projects I'm Supporting

Agent of Change

Los Angeles • Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

100%

This project got the green light!

Dom na Marse

Los Angeles • Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A bipolar woman must choose: follow her wife to an unfamiliar planet led by a cold-blooded regime, or endure alone on a deteriorating Earth.

107%

This project got the green light!

Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles • Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.

124%

This project got the green light!

"Too Many Bodies: Place Called Us" A Music Video about Gun Reform

Los Angeles • Music Video
Drama, Experimental

A girl walks through a high school magically resurrecting those hurt by gunfire in a dance.

85%

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!

The Inner Edge

Old Bridge Township • Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A NJ cop struggling with changes in her life, has to save a suicidal stranger to unlock what powers lie within her.

122%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield • Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles • Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

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!

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.

111%

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!

Butterflies

New York • Short
Drama

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

102%

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!

Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Los Angeles • Short
Comedy, Drama

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

106%

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!

Hide and Seek

Washington • Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

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

130%

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!

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York • Short
Comedy, Teen

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

90%

This project got the green light!

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

Los Angeles • Series
Action, Other

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!

88%

This project got the green light!

To Life

Austin • Short
Comedy, Fantasy

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

100%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York • Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

108%

This project got the green light!

HERE NOW

Los Angeles • Short
Drama, Family

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

142%

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!

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.

100%

This project got the green light!

This Is Happening

• Feature
Comedy

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

135%

This project got the green light!

The Openers

Los Angeles • Short
Comedy

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Of Dust and Bones

Santa Monica • Feature
Drama

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

88%

This project got the green light!

Auld Lang Syne

Los Angeles • Feature
Comedy, Drama

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

80%

This project got the green light!

Movies & Shows I Recommend

The Last Muslim

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Extinction

2017

 • Short

by Iram Parveen Bilal

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