Hey, I'm Anita!

Toronto, Ontario

I'm a writer/director based in Tkarón:to (Toronto). Born and raised in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) of Pakistani and Salvadoran settler/immigrant heritage. I write about diasporic identity, (dis)connection to the "motherland", our desire for love and Western pop culture. I love John Cassavetes movies and I have a pet rabbit named Adrian (yes, that's right, as in Adrian from the 'Rocky' movies).

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Bleak as the Setting Sun

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Biography, Drama

A young woman tries to keep her palliative mother at home as hospitals prohibit visitors, while grappling with her own disintegration.

98%

20 days left

54 followers

I Could Just Die, and That Would Be All Right

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Fantasy, Horror

A depressed woman tries to get herself killed by a creature in the woods, but ends up undead and forced to reckon with living forever.

82%

This project got the green light!

Saturday Fuego Diablo

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Comedy, Drama

In 1981 Montreal, four Salvadoran siblings, new to Canada, hit their first night club, while the memories from back home follow them.

86%

This project got the green light!

Good Boy

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A young Korean American with dreams of launching his own streetwear brand struggles with dysfunctional relationships and conflicting family

118%

This project got the green light!

Get Loved

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

What happens when a lonely woman tries to make a meaningful connection in a marketing focus group for yogurt? Go ahead, love yourself.

100%

This project got the green light!

PERDIDO: A Short Film To Help Black Men Stop Suffering in Silence

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

An African American man reluctantly seeks therapy when suppressed memories from his past are triggered after a deadly run-in with police.

90%

This project got the green light!

Screw City

Rockford, Illinois Film Feature
Music, Teen

SCREW CITY is a feature film about Janie Turner, a teenager trying to escape her potentially unfulfilling life through her punk rock band.

80%

This project got the green light!

Fresh Meat

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Horror, Satire

A young writer is excited to start a staff writing job at a cutthroat media company until she discovers their terrifying secret to success.

119%

This project got the green light!

10:04 film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Fantasy, Thriller

A glimpse into my raw, personal rebirth after surviving the deadliest mass shooting in US history through a magical realism lens.

88%

This project got the green light!

Ghost of you

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Experimental

In a worn-down house full of women, 16-year-old Mae is watched by a sheet ghost. As fire season burns, the ghost's gaze consumes Mae.

102%

This project got the green light!

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