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Meet UAE-based filmmaker Faisal Hashmi who filmed the floods in Pakistan with Khalid Al Ameri

Tue 04 Oct 2022    
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Sharjah: TheBrew’s Feature Editor Babar Siddiqui interviewed UAE-based filmmaker Faisal Hashmi about his journey in filmmaking, shooting the floods in Pakistan and more, press play to hear from him.

About Faisal Hashmi

Awarded ‘Independent Filmmaker of the Year’ by Digital Studio Magazine, Faisal Hashmi is a UAE-based independent freelance filmmaker with a number of award-winning short films and branded content under his belt. At the age of 21, his short film ‘Perfect Living’ was screened at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in May 2011, while his next film ‘Bubble’ was screened at various international film festivals and won Best Film at Tunisia Human Rights Film Festival. Over the next two years, his fascination with the horror and thriller genre gravitated his short films in that direction. His horror short films ‘Scrambled’, ‘Cold Feet’ and ‘Sleight’ have played at more than a dozen horror film festivals in the United States, Europe and Asia and won multiple awards. On Youtube, his short films have more than 600,000 views combined. 

Currently, Faisal is developing an independent horror film that he hopes to shoot next year as well as a number of other boundary-pushing short films. He has also worked with various brands and companies to create compelling branded and commercial content. He was commissioned by Dubai Tourism to create a short documentary for their #myDubai campaign which screened at Dubai International Film Festival in 2014. Some of the other brands he’s worked with across the years include Emirates Airlines, VOX Cinemas, ASUS, Samsung, FujiFilm, GAP, Crate & Barrel and more. He currently pursues work as a freelance commercial content creator keen to work with new agencies and brands that are looking for compelling narrative-oriented content to highlight their message. Faisal Hashmi flood Pakistan Faisal Hashmi flood Pakistan

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