| April 5, 2018

NYU / 2016 / English / Color

A blossoming romance between an Indian American teenager and his white date is derailed by racism in Prom. This film is adapted from an autobiographical story by comedian Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), originally presented on The Moth Radio Hour.

Appeared in Season 5 | Episode 1 | “First Gen 101”

Imran J Khan

Directed by Imran J. Khan.

The Pakistani-American director grew up in Silicon Valley and studied biological systems engineering at UC Davis — but on the side, he kept up a YouTube page of funny videos about the Muslim-American experience. Some even went viral.

After spending a few “glamorous” years making medical devices for a living, Khan decided to get serious about his hobby and left his job for film school. While a student at NYU’s Tisch Asia program in Singapore, he directed, co-wrote, and starred in Timmy II, a comedy about “the hyphenated American experience.” (And robots.) It screened locally at Cinequest in 2015.

Khan is now based in Los Angeles.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

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Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
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John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
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