Iqbal graduated from Stanford University with degrees in biology and creative writing. He completed his MFA degree in film production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts.
In 2008, he co-produced a theatrically-released feature film entitled SPLINTER. He was then selected by Creative Artists Agency to direct a short horror film introducing the "Next Great Horror Villain." Iqbal's film, STEM, premiered at Screamfest and was the recipient of the "Best of the Next" award, winning the short film category at the festival.
He was subsequently commissioned to write the feature script for STEM. The project is currently seeking financing with a plan to shoot in 2014.
Iqbal is currently in post-production on THE ANSWER, a small-scale sci-fi thriller that he wrote and directed. He also plans to direct a small horror film, THE HUNTING SPOT, in late 2013. In addition to these projects, Iqbal has developed feature projects with Sam Raimi's company, Ghosthouse Pictures, as well as Monsterfoot Films, a Disney production company.
He has a number of other feature film and music video projects in the pipeline.