Chad is a single-camera comedy that follows a 14-year-old pubescent Persian boy (Nasim Pedrad) as he navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular. Chad's friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother's new dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity.

This Episodic Premiere screening of Chad will feature the Pilot followed by an extended Q&A with select cast and crew.

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Showrunner: Nasim Pedrad

Rhys Thomas


Showrunner: Nasim Pedrad
Directors: Showrunner: Nasim Pedrad, Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer: Nasim Pedrad, Rhys Thomas, Oly Obst, Robert Padnick, Rob Rosell, Hayes Davenport
Screenwriter: Nasim Pedrad
Principal Cast: Nasim Pedrad, Jake Ryan, Ella Mika, Saba Homayoon, Paul Chahidi, Alexa Loo


Publicity Contact
Ashley Mokma
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy
Screening Section: Episodic Premieres
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 60 mins