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Azhur Saleem

Director, Writer

Agent

Ian Benson
Agent

Nicola Biltoo

www.azhursaleem.com

After studying at the London Film School, Azhur’s short films have won a number of awards and played at festivals worldwide. He’s worked in branded content having worked with clients such as Hyundai and Ford Motors and also worked in the video games industry directing motion-capture.

Azhur’s style of filmaking is borne out of a love of contemporary and classic cinema and he has established himself as a dedicated and imaginative filmmaker. Diversity is key to his work and he creates work that challenges the perception of the type of stories BAME filmmakers should be creating. With a love of intelligent genre, he is unafraid to write and direct project that entertain and still have something to say.

Azhur’s most recent science-fiction short film, MUSE, stars Paul Ready and Taj Atwal and was selected in the Official Selection at Sci-Fi London Film Festival. He also shot second unit and was Assistant to the Director on BAGHDAD CENTRAL for C4/Euston. His writing has earned a number of placements in high-profile screenwriting contests; Finalist 5th ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Runner-up ScreenCraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest, and Quarter-Finalist Final Draft Big Break Contest.

Azhur has been mentored by Colm McCarthy and Alice Troughton.

Film and Television

MUSE
Writer and Director
Produced by Tora Young
Starring Paul Ready and Taj Atwal
OFFICIAL SELECTION – SCI-FI London Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Twister Alley Festival, USA

BAGHDAD CENTRAL
Euston Films, Channel 4
2nd Unit Director / Assistant to Director

Mentored by Alice Troughton

DENNIS
Short film
Director

TOWERS
Short film
Director

PROJECT ARTICHOKE
Short film
Writer & Director

THE FIND
Short film
Writer & Director

BOBBY HERO
Short film
Writer & Director

THE MARIONETTE UNIT
Proof of concept trailer
Writer & Director

 

Branded Content/ Video Games

HOMEFRONT: THE REVOLUTION
Video game
Cinematics/Mo-cap Director

HYUNDAI PUPPETS
Branded Doc
Writer & Director

AND THEN WE KISSED
Branded Content for Ford
Writer & Director

LONDON FILM SCHOOL 50th ANNIVERSARY TRAILER
Commercial
Writer & Director

 

Education & Training

BFI Think Shoot Distribute 2013

B3 Media TalentLab 2012

Berlianle Talent Campus 2012

The London Film School, MA Filmaking 2006

Call Ian to discuss Azhur or other Directors & Writers

+44 (0)207 467 0131

Call Nicola to discuss Azhur or other Directors & Writers

0207 467 0131