Iris Feature 2015

Naz and Maalik

Naz and Maalik are two teenage boys living a happy life in post 9/11 Brooklyn, but attempts to deal with their sexuality and faith – both are gay and Muslim – are threatened by an over-enthusiastic FBI Agent who misinterprets their secretive behaviour.

DIRECTOR: Jay Dockendorf
CAST: Curtiss Cook Jr., Kerwin Johnson Jr., Annie Grier
USA, 86min

Naz and Maalik are two teenage boys living a happy life in post 9/11 Brooklyn. Attempts to deal with their sexuality and faith – both are gay and Muslim – are threatened by an over-enthusiastic FBI Agent who interprets their secretive behaviour as something possibly more sinister.

Strong performances by both young leads have already been recognised with Best Actor awards at OUTFEST 2015.

Watch the trailer here: