Summer Bishil

After small and generally unremarkable roles in such productions as the Disney Channel made-for-cable movie Return to Halloweentown, American actress Summer Bishil revealed the extent of her abilities via a complex, demanding, and multifaceted lead portrayal in the contemporary drama Towelhead (2007). The film observes the tumultuous events that befall a young Arab-American teen on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq (heading into the Gulf War) including confrontations with racism, hypocrisy, and mistrust. Years later, she was chosen to star in the fantasy adventure film The Last Airbender.

Return to Halloweentown (2006)

As Halloweentown prepares to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary, Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan return to Witch University, where trouble is in session from the Sinister Sisters and from someone who's plotting to use Marnie's powers for evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jackson
CAST:  Sara Paxton  •  Judith Hoag  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Lucas Grabeel

As Halloweentown prepares to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary, Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan return to Witch University, where trouble is in session from the Sinister Sisters and from someone who's plotting to use Marnie's powers for evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jackson
CAST:  Sara Paxton  •  Judith Hoag  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Lucas Grabeel

Mooz-lum (2011)

Thanks to a strict Muslim upbringing that largely shielded him from the outside world, Tariq's first year of college proves transformative. That is, until the 9/11 terrorist attacks invite growing suspicion and distrust from his angry classmates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Qasim Basir
CAST:  Nia Long  •  Danny Glover  •  Evan Ross  •  Summer Bishil

Thanks to a strict Muslim upbringing that largely shielded him from the outside world, Tariq's first year of college proves transformative. That is, until the 9/11 terrorist attacks invite growing suspicion and distrust from his angry classmates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Qasim Basir
CAST:  Nia Long  •  Danny Glover  •  Evan Ross  •  Summer Bishil

Pop Star (2013)

When talented young singer, Roxie Santos, meets music producer, Eddie Marz, he promises her an amazing new lifestyle and a future record deal. All he needs her to do is first lend her voice to a celebrity with no singing talent. However, when things go too far and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Portugal
CAST:  Christian Serratos  •  Ross Thomas  •  Rachele Brooke Smith  •  Eric Roberts

When talented young singer, Roxie Santos, meets music producer, Eddie Marz, he promises her an amazing new lifestyle and a future record deal. All he needs her to do is first lend her voice to a celebrity with no singing talent. However, when things go too far and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Portugal
CAST:  Christian Serratos  •  Ross Thomas  •  Rachele Brooke Smith  •  Eric Roberts

The Last Airbender (2010)

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Noah Ringer  •  Nicola Peltz  •  Jackson Rathbone  •  Dev Patel

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Noah Ringer  •  Nicola Peltz  •  Jackson Rathbone  •  Dev Patel

Crossing Over (2009)

Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, writer-director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Ray Liotta  •  Ashley Judd  •  Jim Sturgess

Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, writer-director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Ray Liotta  •  Ashley Judd  •  Jim Sturgess

Towelhead (2008)

A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist, and her strict father during the Gulf War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Ball
CAST:  Eugene Jones III  •  Gemmenne de la Peña  •  Peter Macdissi  •  Toni Collette

A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist, and her strict father during the Gulf War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Ball
CAST:  Eugene Jones III  •  Gemmenne de la Peña  •  Peter Macdissi  •  Toni Collette

Blast Vegas (2013)

Thieving Spring Breakers steal an ancient relic that unleashes a disastrous curse upon Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Perez
CAST:  Frankie Muniz  •  Maggie Castle  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Andrew Lawrence

Thieving Spring Breakers steal an ancient relic that unleashes a disastrous curse upon Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Perez
CAST:  Frankie Muniz  •  Maggie Castle  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Andrew Lawrence

Here Come The Girls 3 (2011)

Here Come The Girls, the go-to place for the best and latest lesbian short films, is back! Hosting nine award-winning short films from Sundance to Frameline to Outfest and many more celebrated film festivals, this collection comes packed with a rich variety of ...  (more)

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CAST:  Summer Bishil  •  Sienna Farall  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Shayla Beesley

Here Come The Girls, the go-to place for the best and latest lesbian short films, is back! Hosting nine award-winning short films from Sundance to Frameline to Outfest and many more celebrated film festivals, this collection comes packed with a rich variety of ...  (more)

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CAST:  Summer Bishil  •  Sienna Farall  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Shayla Beesley

Public Relations (2010)

A miserable Hollywood assistant who finds romance when her sexy New York counterpart arrives in town. A funny, fresh take on growing up - and getting laid!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianna Sobol
CAST:  Summer Bishil  •  Jayson Blair  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Corina Boettger

A miserable Hollywood assistant who finds romance when her sexy New York counterpart arrives in town. A funny, fresh take on growing up - and getting laid!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianna Sobol
CAST:  Summer Bishil  •  Jayson Blair  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Corina Boettger

Under the Silver Lake (2018)

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Robert Mitchell
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Riley Keough  •  Topher Grace  •  Jimmi Simpson

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Robert Mitchell
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Riley Keough  •  Topher Grace  •  Jimmi Simpson

Four Samosas (2022)

Determined to disrupt the wedding of his ex-girlfriend by bankrupting her family, underachieving, wanna-be rapper Vinny and his neighborhood pals concoct a plan to steal her family’s jewels from a supermarket safe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ravi Kapoor
CAST:  Venk Potula  •  Sonal Shah  •  Sharmita Bhattacharya  •  Nirvan Patnaik

Determined to disrupt the wedding of his ex-girlfriend by bankrupting her family, underachieving, wanna-be rapper Vinny and his neighborhood pals concoct a plan to steal her family’s jewels from a supermarket safe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ravi Kapoor
CAST:  Venk Potula  •  Sonal Shah  •  Sharmita Bhattacharya  •  Nirvan Patnaik