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Samah (pronounced like "summer" with a Boston accent) is a Muslim comedy writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. 


Samah's original screenplay QURAN CAMP is a 1497 Feature Lab Finalist, is on Wscripted's Second Annual Cannes Screenplay List,, and a top 3% script on Coverfly. Her play LETTERS FROM LONDON had a staged reading in the New Play Festival in June 2022. In 2019 Samah's short film, THERAPIST SPEED DATING, had a limited premiere on Amazon Prime Video. Her children's one act, THE MYSTERIOUS MYSTERY OF THE LOST LETTERS, co-authored by her identical twin, was published by Brooklyn Publishers and has been performed at high schools all across the USA.

Samah graduated with and MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage at Northwestern University in 2022. She earned a BA in English & Creative Writing and Media Studies from Emory University. She graduated summa cum laude. She cannot believe she just wrote the word "cum" on her very professional website.

If you would like to read any of Samah's writing or get access to her famous chai recipe, shoot her an email to, or access her works on The Black List. Seriously, it's a really good chai recipe.

In Samah's free time, she loves thrifting vintage pants, taking photos of her cats on film, and cooking for her loved ones.

For other uses, see Salwa (disambiguation).

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