About the Filmmaker
Asad Farooqui is a director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He has directed multiple short films and written various scripts about Pakistani and Muslim characters stuck in an America that refuses to accept them. Farooqui's feature script, BIN, was a Sundance Writer’s Lab finalist and a finalist for Best Screenplay at the Ivy Film Festival. Farooqui’s feature script, The Immigration Game, won first place at the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Contest. Farooqui's pilot script, The Islamic Boys, was a finalist at the Nashville Film Festival. Most recently, Farooqui’s feature script, Boundaries, won the Sidewalk Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
Mabrook/Congratulations, his most recent film, was selected as a "Market Pick" at the Clermont- Ferrand Short Film Market and was an official selection to Palm Springs, Atlanta, New Orleans, Bentonville and many other festivals around the world. Farooqui is a graduate of Emory University and received his MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University where he was also a Teaching Fellow. He is currently developing his first feature, The Immigration Game, and is a lecturer at Central Washington University’s Film program.