Film Editor / Producer / Writer
Faisal Azam is an award-winning film editor, producer and writer based in New York City. A global citizen, he was born in Karachi, Pakistan, grew up in the Arab world and immigrated to the United States at the age of 15, where he graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley with a degree in Rhetoric.
With an eye for story and an artist’s touch, Faisal has cut commercials, narrative films and television shows, including documentaries for National Geographic, Dan Rather Reports, and Current TV (now Al Jazeera America), as well as the upcoming indie feature Black Dog, Red Dog produced by James Franco. Faisal has also co-produced and edited the feature length documentary, Without Shepherds, a look at Pakistan beyond the sound bites, which won the Grand Prize for Best Film at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Over the course of his career, Faisal’s work has screened at top tier film festivals like Sundance, Claremont-Ferrand, Palm Springs and BFI London. The last narrative short he edited, Salar, won the Best Dramatic Short Film award at the Austin Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2013. Recently, Faisal was selected as a judge for the Emmy Awards by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.