Yasmeen Magar (they/them) is an Egyptian-American filmmaker originally from Portland, OR, currently based in Austin, TX.
First starting out as an actor, they've been in several short films, taking the lead in the feature "Fencesitters". Their approach to filmmaking is always making sure diverse voices are being heard, whether it's cast or crew.
Grief and complex family narratives are the current focus and drive for their screenwriting work. Their first film "Run Through It" focuses on the aftermath of processing the death of their dad. "Late to Mom's Funeral" will be their second film and a continued exploration of grief through a comedic lens.