Hi! My name is Samah, like "summer" with a Boston accent. I am a writer and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. I am also an MFA Candidate in Writing for the Screen and Stage at Northwestern University's School of Communication.
As a writer, I'm mostly interested in comedy, mental illness, second-generation-immigrant-ism, Islam, twin-ness, and womanhood. In 2019, my short film, Therapist Speed Dating started streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Most recently, I've been working on a capsule pilot, Bad Muslims, which was awarded $3,000 in grants through the Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts and the Emory Goldwasser Fund, the largest monetary amount awarded to a student film ever at Emory.
Previously, I have held positions at the Alliance Theatre as a Literary Intern, the Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission as a Videography Intern, and the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project (a non-profit school for disadvantaged students in rural India) as the Onsite Media Volunteer and a Freelance Video Editor, and at Ideas United (a creative agency) as a Video Editor. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in English & Creative Writing and Media Studies from Emory University in May 2020.
In my free time, I love thrifting cool jackets, eating ice cream, reading in hammocks, and biking downhill.