“Me, My Mom & Sharmila,” the attribute directorial debut of queer Muslim writer-director Fawzia Mirza, has set its solid.
The film will attribute Amrit Kaur, the breakout star of Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble’s HBO Max assortment “The Intercourse Lives of School Women”; Hamza Haq, who gained most interesting actor in 2021 and 2022 on the Canadian Show Awards for CTV medical drama “Transplant”; and Nimra Bucha (“Ms. Marvel,” “Churails”).
Set in 1999, the film follows Azra (Kaur) over 48 hours as she travels from her residence in Canada to her dad and mother’ homeland of Pakistan to bury her father (Haq). Azra struggles to connect collectively together with her conservative mother Mariam (Bucha), nonetheless her return to Pakistan launches her into reminiscences every precise and imagined that reveal their shocking similarities.
Tailor-made from Mirza’s stage play of the equivalent determine, “Me, My Mom & Sharmila” is produced by Jason Levangie and Marc Tetreault for Shut Up & Coloration Footage (“Night Blooms”), Andria Wilson Mirza for Baby Daal Productions (“Noor & Layla”) and govt produced by Damon D’Oliveira, with the assistance of Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund in partnership with Crave and CBC Motion pictures. Enchancment of the endeavor was supported by SFFILM, Toronto Worldwide Film Pageant’s Writers Studio and Filmmaker Lab, The Gotham, Ontario Creates’ Worldwide Financing Dialogue board, Inside Out’s Financing Dialogue board and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Manufacturing will begin in Nova Scotia, Canada and Pakistan in late 2022.
Haq will appear throughout the upcoming neutral motion pictures “Delia’s Gone.” with Marisa Tomei and Stephan James, romantic comedy “With Love and a Principal Organ,” based on Julia Lederer’s bestselling novel and French-Canadian comedy “Viking,” which might premiere on the 2022 Toronto Worldwide Film Pageant.
Bucha will appear in a primary operate in Focus Choices’ “Effectively mannered Society,” a British movement comedy from writer/director Nida Manzoor (“We’re Girl Elements”).
Mirza was named a White Dwelling Champion of Change in Asian American Paintings and Storytelling in 2016. Mirza’s fast film “The Syed Family Xmas Eve Sport Night” world premiered at TIFF 2021. “Signature Switch,” the attribute she co-wrote, produced and co-starred with Indian thespian Shabana Azmi, world premiered at SXSW in 2017.
Mirza co-founded manufacturing agency Baby Daal Productions collectively together with her partner, producer Andria Wilson Mirza. They served as advisors on Sundance 2021 documentary “Sirens” and are at current govt producing queer Muslim documentary “Coming Spherical.”