I am a Kabul-born filmmaker and photographer raised in Geneva, trained in La Habana and currently living in Istanbul.
I share my time between personal projects and some commissioned works. The former include three short fictions [Goliath (2006); The Staff Room (2009); Petites Routines (2019)] and a documentary [In Absentia (2011)].
I finished shooting my first feature fiction, Yaban, in September 2018 — with the financial support from Swiss public broadcasting organisation RTS and Geneva-based Cineforom foundation. The film editing process has begun in November of the same year.
Cinematography / Edition
In charge of preproduction + production of the Turkish episode from the series "Young and Ready to Invent the Future" (a documentary series of Nasser Bakhty / Troubadour Films (Geneva) / 30 x 26' ) Cinematographer & editor of the documentary "Motel Hasankeyf" by Valeria Mazzucchi (Leona Films / 26' / Premiere at the International Antalya Film Festival) News shoot, edition and feed for the Istanbul branch office of RAI televisione, the Italian Public Broadasting agency. Reportage shooting for Channel Four's alternative Xmas programme, London.
More than thirty TV and web corporate films for end-clients like Japan Tobacco International (Geneva), Audemars Piguets Watches (Le Brassus), Phoenix Ancient Art Gallery (New York), International Olympic Committee (Lausanne), EuroRSCG (Geneva), Geneva Department of Urbanism, IMD / International Institute for Management Development (Lausanne)
Field shooting and editing for the Red Cross (ICRC) in Egypt and Libya; my footage from wartime Benghazi and Misrata was diffused by 60+ television channels around the world
Feature documentary “Dépendances” (Addictions) by Jean-Dominique Michel
Feature documentary “A Voodoo Memory" by Irène Lichtenstein, shot in Haïti (twelve festival selections)
Feature documentary “Soy Cuba - the Siberian Mammooth ” by Vicente Ferraz (selected at Sundance Festival; awarded in Chicago and Guadalajara (best latinoamerican documentary); released on DVD by Trigon-Films
The following showreel is made of early film and video works