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Zarmala Gilani

LA Cinematographer, Colorist

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Zarmala Gilani is a Pakistani filmmaker with a background in the fine arts. Although she is a rock climber, book binder, and minor soap opera star, she always knew her place was on a film set. Zarmala has worked on several Pakistani television and film sets, and draws inspiration from that experience as well as her American upbringing. When she began the MFA program at the Florida State Film School, she thought she would leave as a producer. The sheer amount of paperwork required for that career swiftly ended those dreams. She fell in love with lights instead, and found that creating beautiful images on screen came naturally after years of watercolor painting.