Minhal Baig


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Minhal Baig is a writer/director. Her film, HALA, about a Muslim teenager coping with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own, will premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In 2017, she was chosen as a directing mentee for Ryan Murphy's Half Foundation Directing Mentorship. Currently, she is a story editor on Bojack Horseman, an adult animated comedy-drama created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg on Netflix. She was previously a staff writer on the Untitled Ramy Youssef Project, a half-hour comedy about a first-generation Egyptian American Muslim’s life in New Jersey, produced by A24 for Hulu.

She has written and directed several shorts including PRETEXT, AFTER SOPHIE and HALA, and music videos. They’ve been featured by the Los Angeles Times, Nowness, Dazed, Nylon, Spin, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Short of the Week, Director’s Notes, Booooooom!, Vimeo Staff Pick and Hammer Museum.