Dana J. Atrach is a Palestinian screenwriter who is fascinated by the world of untold stories. She creates to raise awareness and inspire change by tackling quotidian social issues through comedy. Atrach believes that every individual’s story is worth telling and aspires to be the outlet that enlightens viewers to see the enchantment behind every story.

Atrach holds a BS in Communication and Media Studies from Northwestern University in Qatar and an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles. She served as a Communication Specialist and was a member of the founding team of Teach For Qatar. Atrach also freelances as a script editor and a script development mentor with the Doha Film Institute.

In 2014, Atrach’s first feature, Heeya Howa, won “Best Unproduced Script Based on a Family Drama” at the St. Tropez International Film Festival. Her second feature, Alterations, is currently under development. Atrach has also written and co-written several short films that have premiered in Doha and Los Angeles. Atrach is presently co-writing Khuzama while also working on her first animated short.