Ibrahim Ashmawey

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Ibrahim Ashmawey
File:Ibrahim Ashmawey photograph.jpg
Born July 9, 1985
Washington D.C.
Alma mater University of Michigan
Notable work(s) Boiling Pot

Ibrahim Ashmawey (born July 9, 1985) is an American writer, actor, and producer.[1] He is the writer and producer of films including Boiling Pot, the cofounder of AshmaweyFilms, and is the producing partner of Danielle Fishel.


Born in Washington D.C., Ibrahim Ashmawey lived in Baltimore, Michigan, and other cities before finally settling in Southern California.[2] He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006. [3] That year Ibrahim founded AshmaweyFilms along with his brother Omar in 2006.[4] Following university, they moved to Orange County to continue their filmmaking.[5] In 2010, they began writing their first full-length feature, Boiling Pot, which is based on true events of racism that occurred on college campuses across the nation in 2008.[6] The cast included Louis Gossett Jr., Keith David, Danielle Fishel, John Heard, M. Emmet Walsh, and Davetta Sherwood, and shot Boiling Pot in January 2013.[7] He also became a producing partner of Fishel.[8]


Ibrahim Ashmawey[1] co-wrote, starred in, and produced the 2015 film Boiling Pot starring Louis Gossett Jr., Danielle Fishel, and Keith David, about racial tension in America, 2008. Boiling Pot[9][10][11] is based on true events.

Aside from playing the role of Hazem Seif in Boiling Pot,[12] he has appeared in the short Naomi's Song[1] in 2012, the short Why I Killed My Brother[1] in 2011 (which he also co-wrote), and the TV series Opera Ayda.[13] in 2000. His writing credits include Disney's Girl Meets World on the 2016 episode “Girl Meets Her Monster” in 2016.[14] He also served as a story consultant on the film Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Ibrahim Ashmawey". http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4438468/. 
  2. "Boiling Pot". 1 March 2015. http://egypttoday.com/blog/2015/03/01/boiling-pot/. 
  3. "Interview with Ashmaweys". p. 7. https://issuu.com/oms786/docs/marchrisalah. 
  4. "the PRODUCTION - Boiling Pot - Trailer & Official Movie Site". https://sites.google.com/site/boilingpotmovie/production. 
  5. BOESSENKOOL, ANTONIE. "Silent River Film Festival brings drama, insight to Irvine". http://www.ocregister.com/articles/film-638652-festival-singh.html. 
  6. "Boiling Pot bubbles with racial tensions - Daily Titan". 28 January 2013. https://dailytitan.com/2013/01/boiling-pot-bubbles-with-racial-tensions/. 
  7. "Boiling Pot". http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/boiling-pot/Film?oid=5328338. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Pedersen, Erik (18 May 2015). "Danielle Fishel & Ibrahim Ashmawey Sign With Industry Entertainment; Underground Inks Alex Karpovsky". http://deadline.com/2015/05/alex-karpovsky-danielle-fishel-ibrahim-ashmawey-industry-entertainment-underground-1201429247/. 
  9. Biese, Alex (November 1, 2015). "Keith David on 'Boiling Pot' and more". Asbury Park Press. USA Today. http://www.app.com/story/entertainment/2015/11/01/keith-david-boiling-pot-and-more/74758046/. 
  10. Khalid, Wardah (June 4, 2013). "Boiling Pot: A Scalding Lesson on America’s Enduring Racism". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wardah-khalid/boiling-pot-a-scalding-le_b_3381920.html. 
  11. "Boiling Pot Bubbles with Racial Tensions". Daily Titan. 2013. http://www.dailytitan.com/2013/01/boiling-pot-bubbles-with-racial-tensions/. 
  12. Radio, Southern California Public (27 September 2014). "Brothers tackle racism with movie 'Boiling Pot'". http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/09/27/47005/brothers-tackle-racism-with-movie-boiling-pot-at-c/. 
  13. "Opera Ayda". 15 August 2000. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2166846/. 
  14. "Girl Meets World: S3 E16: Meets Her Monster - Season 3 Episode 16 Watch Full Episode - WatchDisneyChannel.com". http://watchdisneychannel.go.com/girl-meets-world/video/vdka3491353/03/16-meets-her-monster.