Signature Move

Signature Move

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




Director: Jennifer Reeder
Executive Producer: Michael Shannon, Nabeela Rasheed, Jan Hieggelke
Producer: Brian Hieggelke, Fawzia Mirza, Eugene Sun Park
Screenwriter: Fawzia Mirza, Lisa Donato
Cinematographer: Christopher Rejano
Editor: Felix Pineiro
Production Designer: Amanda Brinton
Sound Designer: John Wong
Music: Carlos Villalobos, Jr.
Principal Cast: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Mark Hood, Molly Brennan
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Kate Grube, Music Supervision: Groove Garden


Public Film Contact
Brian Hieggelke
Chicago Film Project
Publicity Contact
Sylvia Desrochers
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English, Urdu, Spanish
Runtime: 79 mins