Signature Move

Feature Film |

A new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her relationship with her recently widowed mother who escapes to TV dramas and finding her daughter a husband. In this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama, Zaynab copes by taking Lucha-style wrestling.


One of “The 50 Most Anticipated American Films of 2017”

-Filmmaker Magazine



Grand Jury Prize – Best U.S. Narrative Feature – Outfest Los Angeles

Best Feature – American Spectrum – Indy Film Fest

Best Feature – Columbus International Film + Video Festival

Audience Award – Best Feature – Connecticut LGBT Film Festival

Best Direction – Jennifer Reeder – Film Out San Diego LGBT Film Festival

Audience Award – Best Actress in a Feature – Fawzia Mirza – Film Out San Diego LGBT Film Festival

Jury Award Best Women’s Feature – North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

Jury Award: Writer, Producer, Actor – Fawzia Mirza – Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival


Accolades for SIGNATURE MOVE

Roger Ebert

Chicago Tribune


Screen Daily


New City Film

Chicago Mag

Time Out Chicago

Cast & Crew

Fawzia Mirza – Zaynib

Shabana Azim – Parveen

Sari Sanches – Alma

Audrey Francis – Jayde

Charin Alvarez – Rosa

Molly Brennan – Killian


Andy Derrow – Associate Producer

Jason Fura – Associate Producer

Angie Gaffney – Co-Producer / Line Producer

Brian Hieggelke – Producer

Jan Hieggelke – Executive Producer

Joe Kleist – Associate Producer

Fawzia Mirza – Producer

Pranav Pandit – Contributing Producer

Eugene Park – Producer

Nabeela Rasheed – Executive Producer

Hugh Schulze – Executive Producer


Michael Shannon – Executive Producer


Jennifer Reeder


Christopher Rejano


Felix Piñeiro