Private Project

My God, I'm Queer

Can you be Muslim and gay? A bereaved fiancé goes on a deeply personal journey to prevent the tragedy from ever happening again.

  • Matt Mahmood-Ogston
  • Meera Mistry
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    LGBTQI+, Religion
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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    Digital, Micro 4/3
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Director Biography - Matt Mahmood-Ogston

Matt Mahmood-Ogston is the Founder and Trustee of Naz & Matt Foundation, an award-winning charity dedicated to tackling religious and cultural homophobia. He set up the foundation in memory of his fiancé and soulmate, Dr Naz Mahmood, who sadly took his own life two days after his deeply religious parents confronted him about his sexuality.

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Director Statement

As a young boy I dreamt of changing the world, but I was made to believe this was impossible. After tragically losing my soulmate, the love of my life, I have no option left but to change it.

I've always wanted to make films, but until now i've never had the courage to translate my inner feelings on to the screen. With the help of my producer, Meera Mistry, and the support of the queer community, I'm proud of what we have achieved with this film.

The question I need find an answer to is this - "Would my darling Naz still be alive today if there were more positive LGBTQI+ role models from the same religious background?". This film is my first step towards answering this.