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School of Dance, Film, and Theater

Bilal Sami

Alumni, Film

(740) 593-1323

Bilal Sami

Alumni, Film

Born to a photographer father, a watercolorist mother and later joined by an architect brother in Lahore, Pakistan, Bilal has spent a lifetime trying to fluff up his aura in order to artificially generate the sort of talent the rest of his family was born with. This has resulted in various adventures in acting, screenwriting, directing and producing. Not quite satisfied with the permanent scarring caused by this on his ego, Bilal decided to subject himself to another round of the same by applying to film school. At Ohio University’s Film School, Bilal finds himself in the company of talented students and teachers. While steadily diminishing his bank balance here he hopes to make movies.


  • Fulbright Scholar, Pakistan – 2009 – MFA Film – Ohio University
  • Nominated ‘Best Actor’ for the part of ‘Marc’ in Yasmina Reza’s “Art” at the ‘Xtravaganza Theatre Festival’ – Lahore, Pakistan 2001
Television and Theatre – Affiliations
Executive Producer, Managing Partner KCGL Productions (Television Media Company) Since January 2007
Assistant Director Samina Ahmed Productions (Television Productions Company) September 2001 to 2002
Founding Member, Creative Director Backyard Productions (Pakistan-based Theatre Company) January 1999 to 2003

Educational Background:

BSC Computer Sciences, Social Sciences - Lahore University of Management Sciences