Imran J. Khan

| May 2, 2016

Tisch Asia

imran 300x300Imran J. Khan is an award-winning writer, director, and editor. Khan got his start in filmmaking at the University of California, Davis where he pursued a degree in Biological Systems Engineering while making viral online comedy sketch videos revolving around his distinct cultural perspective as a Pakistani American. After receiving his B.S. in 2008, Khan held a career in medical devices while simultaneously making short films in his free time.

In 2012, he decided to pursue filmmaking professionally and enrolled in the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia MFA Film program in Singapore. In his second year of the program, he wrote and directed Timmy II, a short film that screened at Oscar qualifying film festivals and was awarded First Prize Best Comedy Short at Rhode Island International Film festival. His NYU thesis film Prom illustrates the difficulties of South Asian Americans trying to reconcile their parents’ culture with wanting to integrate into mainstream America.


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Timmy II

Timmy II

After being discriminated against for being a robot, Timmy II undergoes cosmetic surgery that leaves him with a Middle Eastern-looking human head. A short film by Imran J. Khan.

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