Maureen Bharoocha


Maureen Bharoocha is a Los Angeles based writer/director. Maureen’s feature debut was the HBO arm wrestling comedy, Golden Arm. She recently directed her 2nd feature film, The Prank, a dark comedy starring Rita Moreno, Keith David and Ramona Young which premiered at SXSW 2022. Currently, Maureen is writing a new horror comedy feature, Tina's 40th Birthday Partywith Mary Holland and Betsy Sodaro. Maureen is set to direct and Sharon Horgan’s Merman is attached to produce.

Previously Maureen was a segment director on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for three seasons and started her career with her short film, Abajee (shot on the streets of Karachi) which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film FestivalMaureen was then commissioned by Sprinkles Cupcakes to create a film series in which she wrote and directed 10 shorts based on their cupcake flavors. 

Maureen is half Irish Catholic and half Indian-Pakistani Burmese Muslim. Because of her mixed background, Maureen enjoys telling stories about complicated characters, bending genres and is a master at tone. She has directed episodes of Peacock’s Saved by the Bell, Nickelodeon's Drama Club and Peacock's new Pitch Perfect TV series. She also directed all episodes of the series Edith!, a narrative podcast by QCode starring Rosamund Pike. 

Maureen was named one of Indie Wire’s rising female directors in 2020,  she was on HBO’s 2018 Director’s list, and nominated for the SXSW 2020 Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Visionary directing Award. 

She is represented by Grandview, CAA and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.


Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (2022), The Prank (2022), Golden Arm (2021), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2016-2019)

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