Born and raised in Los Angeles, Malik Vitthal graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

He co-wrote his feature directorial debut IMPERIAL DREAMS, which was developed at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab and the Jerusalem International Film Lab. IMPERIAL DREAMS premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award: Best of NEXT <=>. Vitthal is developing his second film at the Torino Film Lab.


(Visiting Faculty teach for the MFA in Film Program on an ad hoc and irregular basis.)

Selected work

Daphne McWilliams

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Brooke Berman

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Emilie Upczak

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Damon Davis

Faculty, MFA in Film

Marya Cohn

Faculty Chair, MFA in Film