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A young Southern man’s life is disrupted when he stumbles upon a homeless trans girl who has taken a liking to the 200-year-old oak that sits on his property. Zara’s strict Islamic family has disowned her, leaving her with nowhere else to go, so Colt reluctantly takes her in. But with no clue how to take care of himself, let alone a teenager, Colt gains the help of a quiet Muslim man named Kaysar. Together, these three very different people find that what they're looking for might just lie beneath the branches of an old oak tree.

Full-length | 1W, 2M | Genre: comedic drama


Full-length | 2W, 2M | Genre: drama

In a small town in the boonies of South Carolina, a closeted young man named George is trying to figure out how to keep his late father's business running, only to be faced with a ghost from his youth. A young Muslim, who he knew as his boyhood lover Latif, has returned as Latifa to take care of her estranged fathers funeral. Forced to confront devils both have been avoiding, they find that their only way out of the past, is through each other. 

the devils between us

Visions of another couple who lived within an old abandoned attic’s walls, intertwine itself with Chris and Muna’s secrets, until Fayrouz and Yasir find old life reflected in the attic’s new inhabitants. Histories collide, spirits take hold, and the attic forms its own space in time somewhere between what was and what is in this honest examination of sex, shame, and the cost of being okay. 


Full-length | 2W, 2M | Genre: drama *In Development*

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