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?
What should everyone try at least once?
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Contemporary art galleries and new cities.