Maryam is an award winning writer/ director working in film and television. While pursuing her MFA at NYU/ Tisch, Maryam’s film THE DAY I DIED won the Gold Teddy and Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Fest and her feature documentary, THE COLOR OF LOVE was broadcast internationally.
In 2011, CIRCUMSTANCE premiered to critical acclaim and won the coveted Sundance Audience Award and a dozen awards including Best First Film at the Rome Film Festival. Described by the New York Times as “Swirling and sensuous” and by Wall Street Journal as “Supremely cinematic,” CIRCUMSTANCE was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and Maryam was included in Deadline.com’s “Directors to Watch”. The film was theatrically released in North America by Participant & Roadside Attractions and released internationally in over a dozen countries. CIRCUMSTANCE is presently being developed as a TV series with BBC America.
Maryam co-wrote and will direct the political thriller VULTURE CLUB this summer. In 2018, Maryam hopes to direct her wild gender bending musical film set in 19th century royal Persian court entitled the LAST HAREM.
And thanks to Trump, Maryam is finally developing an Iranian-American dramedy, inspiring by Annie Hall, about growing up in a crazy “muslim immigrant” family in New York as the only girl amongst seven brothers in a brownstone with just one bathroom.