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.

His 2022 MFA thesis film POST TERM is a National Board of Review Student Grant Winner and was nominated for the KODAK/UFVF Student Award.

Saleem is developing his feature, TORTILLA ROTI, a drama about a Punjabi Mexican family during the Great Depression, which is supported by the Gotham Week 2022 Project Market.


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


Gotham Week 2022 Project Market – Full Slate

Post Term -- National Board of Review Student Grant Winner

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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