Maureen Bharoocha is a Los Angeles based writer/director.
She recently directed her third feature film, the arm-wrestling comedy “Golden Arm” set to premiere on HBO in 2021. Bharoocha spent three seasons as a segment director on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and has directed over 50 short films and commercial spots.
Bharoocha started her career with her short film, “Abajee” (shot on the streets of Karachi) which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2009. Bharoocha was then commissioned by Sprinkles Cupcakes to create a film series in which she wrote and directed ten shorts based on their cupcake flavors.
Bharoocha is half Irish Catholic and half Indian-Pakistani-Burmese Muslim. Because of her mixed background, she enjoys telling stories about complicated characters and mixing genres. She was selected as one of IndieWire’s Rising Female Directors of 2020, named on HBO’s 2018 Directors List, and nominated for the SXSW 2020 Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Visionary Directing Award.
She is represented by Grandview, CAA and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.