Dozens of short stories and unfinished novels later, young school-boy
Faisal Hashmi knew right then that he wanted to tell stories all his
life. During his college years, he ventured into screenwriting only to
realize that only he had the right vision to translate his crazy ideas
to screen. This led to his first two amateur short films during his
college term. Being a huge film geek and attracted to the larger than
life quality of cinema, he was burnt out by the fact that there was
almost zero drive for youth filmmaking in UAE.
A year later, the release of his next short film 'Perfect Living' got
him noticed by a number of creative individuals and was screened at the
Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival at the Abu Dhabi Pavillion. It
was then the 21-year old aspiring filmmaker decided to take that
momentum and move forward with his own banner 'Hashmic House Films
an effort to drive youth filmmaking in the region to its peak. His
upcoming plans include developing his numerous pitches into a steady
stream of festival-quality short films, and eventually production on UAE’s first indepedent feature horror film driven through the power of social media.
He’s also a singer and movie
blogger, but that has nothing to do with anything.