I’m a documentary filmmaker based in Karachi, Pakistan.
I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After a brief stint doing laboratory research on the structure of proteins at the Tufts University Department of Biochemistry, I moved back to my city by the sea, Karachi. I have produced TV shows in Boston, most notably ‘Ek Saher’, a series of conversations between Indians and Pakistanis in the Greater Boston area. While in college, I co-produced and directed ‘Dispatches from the Loo’, an independent feature film shot entirely in a loo. My short film ‘Piano’ premiered at the 3 rd International KaraFilm Festival. My other short films include ‘Makhan Toast’, ‘Time’s fun when you’re having flies’, ‘Perspectives in a cook’s life’, and ‘New York, New York’. I produced and directed a weekly show on animals for Geo Television, and am the co-founder of the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society. My documentary for Geo TV, ‘Sea Turtles’ was nominated for the Humane Society of the United States 22nd Genesis Award in the Brigitte Bardot International category for “its excellent depiction of the perils facing the endangered sea turtles of Pakistan and the efforts being made to save them.”
I hope to make films on urban and environmental issues, and to cycle from Karachi to the mountains of Baltistan someday.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org