After many years of child labour as the family videographer, Mansoor decided to make a career out of it and actually get paid. Now he refers his family to his website for rates. And they refer him... to Allah.
He was co-producer of feature film "500 Miles", which won Best Narrative Feature at Cincinnati Film Festival and was distributed via Eagle Entertainment & Devolver. He has written, produced, directed and starred in numerous short films including, "Don’t Panic I’m Islamic", and most recently, "He’s ISIS", which has travelled to ten international festivals so far and won 'People's Choice' at Gold Coast Film Fest & ‘Next Big Thing’ at Freshflix. He's also in development for his digital series titled, "Son Nation", about a Middle Eastern Muslim boy who discovers his mother is Australia's most famous, red-headed, right wing politician.
He made his debut to the stage as the Gruff Goat in Billy Goat Gruff and the Baby Troll. At the time a young Middle Eastern boy, he felt it was a progressive step towards colour blind casting but in hindsight he's come to realise that, alike many Disney movies, they typecast the brown guy as the baddie. This also occurred when he played the Grinch who stole Christmas. No one had ever seen a Muslim Grinch before... but I guess it made sense.
Since then he's played a bad cop in 'Cleverman' and in international indie feature 'Project Eden', a Doctor in 'Rake' and a Journalist in 'Winter'. He also played Terrorist #1 in 'Embedded'. That's right, terrorist roles lead to larger terrorist roles which lead to great lead roles. He also played Dan Driver, owner of an intergalactic detective agency in ABC's off-beat sci-fi comedy 'Trip For Biscuits' but sadly, he's probably most famous for that TAB commercial where he serenaded the richest horse in the world.
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He's ISIS
West End Film Festival
Brisbane
2019
Winner; People's Choice
He's ISIS
Gold Coast Film Festival
Gold Coast
2019
Nominated: Best Comedy
He's ISIS
Pennsylvania Indie Shorts Film Festival
Pennsylvania
2018
Winner; Next Big Thing. Nominated; Best Comedy, Best Screenplay.
He's ISIS
Freshflix
Sydney
2018
Once you start thinking about financial security, you’re beginning to run the risk of eroding your true self as an artist. Once you start thinking about money, about security, I’m not sure you’re going to be able to take the risks you need to take. You want to stay clear of that; let that part, hopefully, take care of itself. – Robert Redford
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