The comedy feature screenplay “V-Day” is a Semifinalist, and “Ben Siegel Has Landed” – also a comedy feature – is a Second Rounder. It’s a good year at the Austin Film Fest ». For read requests, Contact here…
The original comedy TV pilot script “The Habibis” is a finalist in the Smashcut Screenplay contest! Contact for read requests…
The original comedy feature script “V-Day” has won the On The Page logline contest. Listen for the details in the podcast excerpt, contact for queries.
Comedy pilot “The Habibis” is a finalist in the 2011 Creative World Awards! Read requests here…
The comedy short screenplay “Suleyman’s Travels” is a finalist at the SoCal Film Festival in California.
Dear fellow Muslims: a newsflash. No matter how much you complain, no matter how much you reason with your fellow citizens, no matter how much you ask them to recognize the threat you live under, in the end you are on your own. Until someone starts forcing you to wear crescent-moon-and-star patches on your shirts,(…)
A Show for Short Attention Spans OneMinutePeople.com » Written by: Ali Imran Zaidi » Directed by: Fred Zara » & Ali Imran Zaidi Featuring Music by: Brad Sucks »
Synopsis: Caught in the space between two cultures, a young man navigates the gray world of love, Arab American style. 1080p XDCAM EX (Blu-ray, HDCam, DigiBeta, DVCam, DVD, MiniDV Available) / 8:50 Writer / Director Ali Imran Zaidi
Synopsis: An American Muslim ponders, discusses and ruminates on his position in America, and the decline of his people in western civilization. A quiet sequence of imagery and poetic words presents a first-hand account of a life, experience and voice heavily underexposed in a time when such voices ought to be heard. 24p MiniDV (BetaSP,(…)
For those who are out of range, here’s the interview from Indie Cinema Showcase, a great new show on Orange TV broadcasting for Orange County. Visit VISIONTV.US » for showtimes and a web streaming simulcast. Many thanks to John Theisen, Tim Anderson and Gerald Godbout. Orange TV / Vision TV are available in Orange County(…)
“Average Community“, a partner film shot by Ali Imran Zaidi, wins the Audience Award at CMJ in NYC!
The feature length documentary Average Community (Directed by Fred Zara, Assistant Directed/Shot by Ali Imran Zaidi) is premiering at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City! The Zara Brothers’ feature documentary Average Community will have its official World Premiere this month at the CMJ Film Festival. Advanced screenings of the gritty punk-rock docu-memoir have(…)
Synopsis: Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, a post-industrial wasteland of abandoned factories, neglected row houses and urban decay. Trenton is a relic of America’s once-thriving manufacturing economy, the kind of city most of us have long since forgotten. But for Fred Zara, a 30-something family man living an average suburban life near downtown Orlando, it’s(…)
Why do we hate? I really do enjoy Bill Maher’s show, but when he goes on his tirades about religion, he’s so emotional and (ironically) dogmatic about it, it really is like watching [insert religious zealot here]. On the one hand he complains that religions take their scripture too literally, and on the other he(…)
Two in the Bush has been accepted into the 5th annual Socal Film Festival! It’s in Huntington Beach, CA, an hour south of LA. Hmmmm, worth a visit. Keith David is going to be there. Love that guy. It takes a special kind of actor to be able to make you laugh and totally terrify(…)