G.J. Jafri

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G.J. Jafri

Profile Details

  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Ottawa/Toronto
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Interested In:   TV Writing Room and Other
  • Favourite TV Shows:   Mindy Project, Master of None, The Good Fight
  • Pitch a Project:   A starry-eyed young man from a poor village in India longs to become a Bollywood star, and "acts out" his ambitions in spite of his stern mother's disapproval... until he is recruited into the suicide business.


I am a short fiction writer from Toronto and have been published by Diaspora Dialogues.  Film experience includes an acting role in Someone Like You by Andil Gosine (Short film; Jury Citation at the Inside Out Film Festival, 2004).

My other professional experience includes international project management and diplomatic representation in Asia and the Middle East.


I’m interested in film and television writing and would like to contribute to the growing roster of work that is smart, funny and reflects the full diversity of our country. In particular I am interested to tell stories that bring people of colour from background to foreground.