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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.

Saleem's work has been supported by The Black List, The National Board of Review, The Gotham, Pillars Fund, and MPAC Hollywood Bureau. ​He is currently in development on his debut feature TORTILLA ROTI, a drama about a Punjabi Mexican family that forms during the Great Depression.

Saleem's short film SUPER SONIC has screened in five different countries, including the Austin Film Festival, TIDE Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival. Saleem's short POST TERM is a winner of the Focus Features | JetBlue Short Film Showcase. 


He has a BFA from NYU Tisch and MFA from Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Brooklyn College. 

IG: @saleemngondal

Photo by Priya Mulgaonkar


Meet Saleem Gondal, One of the 5 Winners of the 4th Annual Focus Features & JetBlue Student Short Film Showcase.

Deadline:The Gotham Names Winners Of 4th Annual Focus Features & JetBlue Student Short Film Showcase.

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


Brown Girl Magazine: Super Sonic is an Ode to Disability Advocacy.

Hearing Like Me:Q&A with hard of hearing filmmaker Saleem Nasir Gondal.

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