Mahum Jamal: Filmmaker

Mahum Jamal is a Pakistani-American filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. She most recently wrote, directed, and produced the feature film, A GOOD DREAM, which won 17 awards internationally - including Best Feature Film and Best Director - and was nominated for 9 other awards. A GOOD DREAM is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay for streaming. Mahum is currently developing her second feature film, ARIANNA’S CHRISTMAS, and directing music videos. She is a champion for projects with a clear artistic point of view and authentic portrayal of marginalized stories. She is a current member of Film Fatales and the Alliance of Women Directors. Mahum attended Barnard College at Columbia University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies with a minor in Religion in 2015. She was raised in the Silicon Valley in a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

What do you love most about Your City?

LA - I love the street art, the starry-eyed creatives, and the mid-century modern landscape.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Favorite breakfast meal – Eggs Benedict.

Favorite brunch spot – Sqirl.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Focused writing with coffee.

10:00 AM - Connecting with collaborators/sending emails.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

Manuela restaurant inside the Hauser & Wirth gallery courtyard.

7:00 PM - Practicing Jiu Jitsu.

11:00 PM - Watching YouTube or reading in bed.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

3 cups of coffee and 1 cigarette.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Feedly app.

What should everyone try at least once?


Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Contemporary art galleries and new cities.