Samah Meghjee (pronounced like "summer" with a Boston accent) is a Muslim comedy writer and filmmaker based in Chicago and Atlanta. Primarily a comedy writer, Samah is interested in women and queerness in Islam, second-generation-immigrant-ism, and identical twin-ness.
Samah's original screenplay Quran Camp is on Wscripted's Second Annual Cannes Screenplay List. Her play Letters from London will have a production in the New Play Festival in June 2022. In 2019 Samah's short film, Therapist Speed Dating, had a limited premiere on Amazon Prime Video. Her senior thesis pilot Bad Muslims was the recipient of the Goldwasser Fund. Her children's one act, The Mysterious Mystery of the Lost Letters, co-authored by her identical twin, was published by Brooklyn Publishers in 2016.
Samah is currently an MFA Candidate in Writing for the Screen and Stage at Northwestern University's School of Communication.. She earned a BA in English & Creative Writing and Media Studies from Emory University. She graduated summa cum laude. She cannot believe she just typed the word "cum" onto her very professional website.
Her feature-length screenplays include Quran Camp and The Jinncoming. She has also written numerous comedy pilots, short films, and stageplays. If you would like to read any of Samah's writing or get access to her famous chai recipe, feel free to send an email to email@example.com, or access her works on The Black List. Seriously, it's a really good chai recipe.
In Samah's free time, she loves thrifting vintage pants, taking photos of her cats on film, and cooking for her loved ones.
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