The Pillars Muslim Artist Database is a professional network created to bring more Muslims into the filmmaking process.

Developed by Pillars Fund in collaboration with and with support from The Walt Disney Company, the database includes profiles for actors, directors, cinematographers, sound technicians, and other Muslim professionals working below and above the line in the filmmaking industry in the United States. Muslims in the United States offer cultural richness and an abundance of talent. These unique, multidimensional experiences, however, are rarely reflected in the stories we see on screen and in the media. Sourcing diverse talent is a crucial part of moving the film industry into a future that better reflects the demographics and experiences of our present. The Pillars Muslim Artist Database connects working professionals and emerging creators looking for their next collaborators in the U.S., supporting Muslim artists and helping bring more Muslim creators into the filmmaking process.

About Pillars Fund

Pillars Fund amplifies the leadership, narratives, and talents of Muslims in the United States to advance opportunity and justice for all.

Since our founding in 2010, Pillars has distributed more than $6 million in grants to Muslim organizations and leaders who advance social good. We invest in community-focused initiatives, push back against harmful narratives, uplift Muslim stories, and give collectively to generate resources within Muslim communities for social good. Learn more at