About the Filmmaker
Maryam Mir is a writer/director and thesis student currently pursuing her MFA in Film Production at NYU Tisch, where she is an Ang Lee Scholar. As a Kashmiri-Canadian born in Germany, and raised in Bahrain, with Kenyan ancestry, Maryam has always found inspiration in stories that center the immigrant experience in all its joy, delight, and magic. She is a UCP Thousand Miles Project Workshop Participant ’22, a NYFA Canadian Women Artists’ Awardee ’22, and a Gotham Marcie Bloom Fellow ’23. Her latest short film, Sweet Refuge, starring Laith Nakli and Mahira Kakkar, was recently awarded a Jury Award for Best Student Film at the Director’s Guild of America Student Film Awards and a distribution grant from the Islamic Scholarship Fund. She is currently in development for her thesis short film set in Bahrain, the beautiful & abundant desert island she grew up on.