In many ways, Material has more than a whiff of Moosa's own life-story about it.
He has been heavily involved throughout the project, helping write the script, being cast in the starring roll and even having a financial stake in the film.
"The challenges that I have of being a South African comedian as a Muslim ... does get dramatized in the story," he says.
"It's not specifically my story because my family is very supportive. There was no moment where I had to challenge my parents specifically to try and achieve my dream, which is what happens in the movie."
Moosa hopes the underlying themes portrayed in the film of an underdog fighting against the odds and tradition will make it a hit outside South Africa.
Like his comedic routines, Moosa has tried to create a piece of art that will resonate with his audience on multiple levels.
He says there are plans to take the film to India and the Middle East and has already visited London to promote the movie at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival.
He adds: "It is a universal tale and I think many communities or people around the world will connect with that story.
"That's the trick, to not make it a South African story but a story about an ordinary person trying to follow their dreams."