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Minhal Baig is a writer/director. Her feature-length film, Hala, about a Muslim teenager coping with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own, premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film will be released by Apple.

She is currently an executive story editor on Dune: The Sisterhood (Legendary/WarnerMedia), previously a story editor on Bojack Horseman (Netflix) and staff writer on Ramy (Hulu/A24). In 2017, she was chosen to participate in Ryan Murphy's Half Foundation Directing Mentorship.

She has written and directed several shorts including Pretext, After Sophie and Hala, and music videos. Her work has 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 the Hammer Museum.