Nashwa Zaman, a Bangladeshi-Albertan, is a writer, director, actress and graduate of NYU’s Tisch Film and Television Program. Nashwa worked for several years as a sound designer before working as the assistant to director Wes Anderson on his film "Isle of Dogs". As an actress, Nashwa was the lead in the short vampire film "Fresh Blood", which played at the 2018 Nashville Film Festival. “Champ” is her latest short film.