Saleem Nasir Gondal (he/him) is a filmmaker based in New York. His work explores the power of conversation and sound to convey the interior lives of underrepresented communities onscreen.


His pilot script DRUM AND VERSE was selected for the Muslim List, created by The Black List in collaboration with MPAC Hollywood Bureau and Pillars Fund.


His short film SUPER SONIC has screened in five different countries, including the Austin Film Festival, TIDE Film Festival and the 43rd Asian American International Film Festival.


He is a 2022 Pillars Artist Fellowship Finalist. He has a BFA from NYU Tisch and MFA from Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Brooklyn College. 

Photo by Priya Mulgaonkar


Deadline: The Black List Reveals Inaugural Muslim List Scripts; Collaboration With Pillars Fund & MPAC

Interview with CineAsians.


Interview with Brown Girl Magazine. 

Q&A with Hearing Like Me. 

Sorjo Magazine: In Conversation With South Asian Creators: Am I Exploiting My Own Narrative? by Sabina Sethi Unni.

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