Nashwa Zaman is a writer, director and actress based in New York City. Her work has screened at many festivals and events internationally, including Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, San Jose International Short Film Festival & recently at Kulturhuset in Oslo, Norway where she was invited to speak about her work, filmmaking in Alberta, building inclusivity in the film industry as well as cinema that honors the nuance of historically marginalized people. Nashwa was a 2018 core member of the South Asian Film Lab KALAKARS where she developed her short screenplay Momena about the antics of a Bangladeshi-American widow living in Northern Virginia. As an actress, Nashwa was the lead in the short vampire film Fresh Blood which has played at 20+ festivals including the 2018 Nashville Film Festival. Champ is her latest short film.