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Fawzia Mirza plans feature film, Signature Move
From a press release
2016-04-09

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Signature Move, an upcoming feature film co-produced by Full Spectrum Features NFP and Newcity's Chicago Film Project, will be featured at Tribeca's "TFI Network" April 19-20. TFI Network will host 13 of the most unique cinematic projects from filmmakers worldwide, helping them establish relationships within the industry to secure funding and distribution.

Signature Move is a featured project on Indiegogo, where it currently seeks $30,000 to assist with production costs. Contribute to the campaign at igg.me/at/signaturemove/x/8014511 .

Signature Move is a romantic comedy and a coming-of-age feature film, centered on a Pakistani-Muslim woman named Zaynab. Zaynab lives in Chicago with her conservative-but-sweet TV-obsessed mother.

Zaynab falls in love with Alma, a smart, bold Mexican woman with whom Zaynab connects through culture, food, and wrestling. Alma tells Zaynab that her grandmother used to be a Lucha Libre wrestler in Mexico when she was young, which strikes a chord as Zaynab is learning professional wrestling. Zaynab is keeping both her burgeoning wrestling career and her relationship with Alma secret from her mother, and so she must grow to take responsibility for both.

Fawzia Mirza, a Chicago-based actor and comedian, co-wrote and will star in the film. She is joined by acclaimed director Jennifer Reeder, co-writer Lisa Donato, producers Brian Hieggelke and Eugene Sun Park, and cinematographer Christopher Rejano. This crew has come together to tell an American story that everyone can enjoy and relate to, but one that also celebrates a breadth of experiences and identities not always given equal screen time: South Asian, Pakistani, Muslim, Latin, Mexican, LGBTQ, women, Chicagoan.


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