Ismail Khan


Writer, Director

Ismail is a writer and director with Wailwan, Gomeroi and Pakistani heritage, born and raised in south-west Sydney. He is a graduate of the directing masters at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and his graduate film SUNNIES won CAPA PRIZE for best fictional short in Asia-Pacific and had its world premiere at SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2021. Sunnies continues to screen at festivals locally and abroad including screenings at MOARILAND FILM FESTIVAL, SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA, FLICKERFEST and LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. In 2021 Ismail was one of six emerging filmmakers selected for a director’s attachment with Taika Waititi on THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER and later that year directed his first episode of scripted television on the upcoming kids drama/adventure series BARRUMBI KIDS for NITV/SBS. The series tells the story of two best friends growing up on country in a remote Northern Territory community.