Filmmaker, Cinematographer, photographer, Festival Programmer, Traveler, Documentarian
Wide ranging knowledge of production and its media representation, experience in video production, photography, festival management, from inception to completion of the projects. Effective at organizing & coordinating shoots, conducting film workshop and experience in using production equipment.
In my present role, from past 2 years, working as Head of Production & Post, Director of Photography and Editor in the Gold Mine Films (thegoldminefilms.com) and working on the ongoing project Motopedia (motopedia.ae). A car review show for buyers across the GCC region.
In Education, I have completed my graduation in Film and Television Production from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan and completed my certification from DW Akademie, Berlin, Germany in Film Festival and Event Management.
I worked in many film projects as director, cinematographer and editor. My documentary and fiction work has won several national and international awards, which includes the recent award at 2015 BroadcastPro Middle East's Awards, Best Documentary award at the Vaasa Wild Life Film Festival (Finland), Best Documentary award at a competition held by the University of Central England. I was selected for the 2008 Dubai IBDAA awards for my fiction film "Gilgit Express" which was also shortlisted in the AISFF film competition, Korea. My thesis film "THUG" won 5 awards at the Zab Film festival, Karachi and the documentary "Missing Vultures" was selected by Vassa Wild Life film festival 2010, in Finland.
Winner / 2015 Broadcast Pro Middle East's Awards
Nominee / 2011 Sichuan TV festival, China
Nominee / 2010 London International Documentary festival, United Kingdom
Winner / 2010 Alpavirama Short and Documentary film festival, India
Nominee / 2009 Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF), Seoul, Korea
Winner / 2009 ZAB Film Festival, Karachi, Pakistan
Achieved the 2008 UNILEVER 7th Lux Style Scholarship Award for ‘Emerging Filmmakers’
Nominee / 2008 IBDAA Awards, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner / 2008 ZAB Film Festival, Karachi, Pakistan
Winner / 2006 Vaasa International film festival, Finland
Winner / 2006 Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, United Kingdom
Winner / 2007 IBDAA awards, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
SKILLS & INTERESTS
• Camera Expertise, Post Expertise (Final Cut Pro, Adobe family).
• Documentaries, photography, Traveling