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Iram Parveen Bilal is a creator excited to tell thought provoking stories that are socially impactful and envision an inclusive world. Her brand is character-driven, coming of age, moody dramatic stories with an added interest in the thriller space. Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan and having spent a third of her life in three different continents, she is a certified third culture citizen. Being a serial fish out of water, she has a keen eye into characters coping with challenging circumstances. Most recently, she was hired to write a pilot and break series for two seasons of a hip hop dance drama by the producers of Netflix India’s DELHI CRIME. Her second feature as a writer/director, I’LL MEET YOU THERE was in competition at this year’s SXSW and Bentonville Film Festivals and has just been acquired by studio Level Forward and is due to be released in mid Feb 2021. She is a CAPE, Film Independent & Thomas J. Watson fellow and multiple time Women in Film awardee. Eager to raise while rising and being an engineer in her past, Iram is an active mentor for women in film and tech. She is a member of the Film Fatales and the Alliance of Women directors, advocating for gender parity behind the camera. Bilal initiated the Pakistani Oscar committee and is the founder of Pakistan’s first professional screenwriting lab (QALAMBAAZ). She believes genuine curiosity is the only antidote to fear. When she isn't telling stories, she is dancing to Bollywood tunes or nerding out with fellow Caltech engineers.