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The Tiger Hunter

Directed by Lena Khan

Preceded By:
Program 11: Closing Night: The Tiger Hunter and Awards Ceremony

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 6, 2016 7:00 pm


A young Indian man relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer, but when his job falls through, resorts to an elaborate charade with misfit friends in order to woo his childhood sweetheart. This Kickstarter-funded project from director Lena Khan features Danny Pudi (Community), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Karen Malik, Rizwan Manji (Outsourced), and won the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature, at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2016.

Previous Screening / Awards:

Grand Jury Award, Narrative Feature/Audience Award, Narrative Feature/Special Jury Award, Best Director, Lena Khan/Special Jury Award, Best Ensemble Cast—Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2016

Director's Bio

A writer and director, Lena gained experience at companies like Participant Media (Syriana, The Kite Runner) before focusing on directing her own work. Lena has directed commercials, films and music videos for international artists such as Maher Zain; her videos have been broadcast on TV across the world, and have received over 20 million hits on YouTube. Lena graduated from the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, after which she spent years gaining experience at renowned film companies. Lena has gained extensive knowledge of what qualities a film needs to be successful, and brings those aspects into co-writing and directing The Tiger Hunter.


Director: Lena Khan
Writers: Laen Khan, Sameer Gardezi
Producers: Megha Kadakia, Nazia Khan

Preceded By

  1. Nov 6: Program 11 – Closing Night: The Tiger Hunter

    November 6
    (Comedy Drama Feature) Sometimes, your father can be a tough act to follow—particularly if he’s a legendary tiger hunter in India. Our CLOSING NIGHT presentation is the Canadian premiere of award-winning THE TIGER HUNTER, set in the 1970s and the story of Sami Malik

    Precedes: The Tiger Hunter