SIGNATURE MOVE is a comedic and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza) is a Pakistani, Muslim lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a confident Mexican-American woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother Parveen (Shabana Azmi) has moved in and spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her only daughter. Alma’s mother is a former professional Luchadora which Zaynab finds fascinating as she's recently taken up lucha-style wrestling with a former pro wrestler. Zaynab tries to keep her secrets from her mother who knows more than she lets on.
Jennifer Reeder constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma & coping. Her award-winning narratives are innovative and borrow from a range of forms including after school specials, amateur music videos & magical realism and screened at Sundance, Berlinale, Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennale. She won a Creative Capital award in 2015.