Catstronaut
Ali Imran Zaidi is an LA-based TV, feature and audio series writer of thrillers, sci-fi, crime and alt-history, with an eye toward un-gentrifying those genres. He is currently developing an original narrative podcast alongside Hillman Grad Productions, with Janina Gavankar and Hasan Minhaj attached to co-produce and star.

He was also recently named an inaugural fellow in Riz Ahmed’s Pillars Artist Fellowship, sponsored by Amazon Studios and Netflix, and is part of the WarnerMedia / Black List Writer Pipeline.

 


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A Florida escapee, Imran has lived on 3 continents and worked odd jobs ranging from processing mountains of gulf shrimp at a fishhouse, to building PCs and software in a hangar near Travolta’s secret lair. His stories are spiked with that diverse and often darkly comedic experience.

He has been featured on John August’s Scriptnotes, had an alt-history TV pilot featured on The Black List (JOHN BLACK RAVEN), completed an MPAC TV Drama Screenwriting Lab, and a Canon Filmmaker Lab on Directing, Cinematography, Producing and Editing. 2020 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi TV PILOT WINNER (PSEUDOSAMINA), multi-occasion feature semifinalist and finalist at the Austin Film Festival.

He’s also an occasional dabbler in experimental fiction and directing & cinematography.

In addition to his crime project with Hillman Grad, he has two other projects in development at two other companies; an adapted post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror audio series and an original contained thriller feature.

And people say his pages are nice.

 


     

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