Narrative Feature Competition presented by Panavision

Mustache

It’s the mid-90’s in Northern California and 13-year-old Pakistani-American Ilyas is facing a major crisis — his parents yanked him out of his comfortable Islamic private school and now he has to face life at public school. Ilyas’ fears about joining public school are made worse by insecurities due to his inescapable, prepubescent "Mustache." Ilyas hatches a hilarious plan to return to his old school — but he must also learn to accept himself.

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Film Screenings

Mar 12, 2023
4:15pm5:36pm
Mar 13, 2023
11:00am12:21pm
Mar 18, 2023
9:15pm10:36pm

Credits

Director:

Imran J. Khan

Producer:

Christina Won, Jessica Sittig, Christopher Storer, Tyson Bidner

Screenwriter:

Imran J. Khan

Cinematographer:

David Robert Jones

Editor:

Harrison Atkins

Production Designer:

Alexis DeBad

Sound Designer:

Sung Rok Choi

Music:

Dan Romer

Principal Cast:

Atharva Verma, Rizwan Manji, Alicia Silverstone, Hasan Minhaj, Meesha Shafi, Ayana Manji

Additional Credits:

Co-producer: Parker Mays, Co-producer: Cooper Wehde

Contact

Distributor:

Mikey Schwartz-Wright
schwartz-wright_m@unitedtalent.com

Publicity Contact:

Parker Mays
parker@makesay.com
+1 (206) 819-4626

Sales Agent:

Mikey Schwartz-Wright (UTA)

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Screening Section:

Narrative Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English, Urdu with English Subtitles

Runtime:

81 mins