Writer CV


Ali’s Wedding (Feature Film)

♦ Winner Australian Academy (AACTA) Award – Best Original Screenplay

♦ Winner Australian Writers Guild (AWGIE) Award – Best Original Screenplay

♦ Winner Film Critics Circle of Australia Award – Best Screenplay

♦ Winner Australian Critics Association Award – Best Screenplay

Be Less Beautiful (Feature Film) in development

When the Birds Aren’t Free to be Buried (Feature Animation) in development

Soldiers by Mistake (Feature Film) in development

Baghdad Psycho (Feature Film) in development

Road to the Blooming City (Feature Film) in development

Tales of a City by the Sea (Feature Film) in development

Good Muslim Boy (Feature Film) in development

Jamil’s Flowers (Feature Film) in development


House of Gods (8 X 1 hour drama, in development)

Two Refugees and a Blonde (10 episode Web Series)

Baghdad to the Burbs (8 episode TV Sitcom/ development completed)


Good Muslim Boy (Malthouse Theatre Company/ Queensland Theatre Co-Production)

The Bus Stop 


Good Muslim Boy

♦ Winner of the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award

♦ Winner of the Golden Phoenix Award – Contribution to Iraqi Culture in Diaspora

♦ Highly Commended at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award