Jaffar Mahmood

Jaffar Mahmood

Directing Instructor, Directing

Professional Experience:

  • Shades of Ray – Director/Producer/Writer
  • Courtside – Director/Writerr
  • Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices – Post-production Coordinatorr
  • Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers – Research Coordinatorr
  • Party in Pakistan – Writerr
  • Bamboo Circle – Writerr

Education & Background:

  • Master of Fine Arts – University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Arts – Tufts University

Jaffar Mahmood is an independent filmmaker who wrote, directed, and produced the award-winning feature film Shades of Ray. After Jaffar graduated from the Disney/ABC/DGA Directing Program, he completed the NBC Director Fellowship, and was recently selected for the Warner Bros. Directors Workshop Master Class.

Courses Taught:

  • Directing 2 (F210)
  • Directing: From Casting Through Rehearsals (F111a)


  • Warner Bros. Directors’ Workshop Master Class
  • NBC Director Fellowship
  • Disney ABC/DGA Directing Program
  • New Writers Award – CAPE
  • CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program
  • Audience Award & ReelWorld Award, Toronto ReelWorld Film Festival – Shades of Ray


  • Writers Guild of America (WGA)