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Swet Shop Boys – ‘Aaja’ Video Launches

05 Mar, by Sofian Khan in Directing

The second video we did for the Swet Shop Boys is out and about.  Featuring Ali Sethi, with a cameo from actor Ahmed Razvi, the video kicks off with Riz, Heems and Redinho performing a qawaali show while a parallel storyline plays out of a…

The Pakistani Fighter – on AJPlus

11 Jan, by Sofian Khan in Short Film

A 2-minute version of our short film ‘The Pakistani Fighter’ was released by Al Jazeera Plus last month. The piece gives an overview of MMA fighter Bashir Ahmad.

‘The Interpreter’ Production Wraps

21 Oct, by Sofian Khan in Documentary

We are overjoyed for our film’s main subject (and good friend), interpreter “Phillip Morris”, whose family joined him last week in Minneapolis after two tense years of waiting.  Thanks in great part to the help of Phillip’s friend — US veteran Paul Braun (also our good friend) —…

‘Terminal 5’ video launches on The Fader

30 Sep, by Sofian Khan in Directing

Our music video for the Swet Shop Boys (Riz Ahmed & Himanshu Suri) launched today on The Fader.  ‘Terminal 5’ was shot early August in Queens and Long Island and is a tongue in cheek exploration of racial profiling at the airport, based loosely on…

‘The Interpreter’ at IFP Week

25 Sep, by Sofian Khan in Documentary

We had the great honor and opportunity of being amongst 50 documentary projects chosen to take part in IFP’s Spotlight on Documentary program this past week in Brooklyn.  The event put us together with sales agents, broadcasters, producers and festival programmers to tell them about…

Swet Shop Boys Music Video

10 Aug, by Sofian Khan in Directing

Riz Ahmed and Himanshu Suri’s rap duo Swet Shop Boys enlisted Capital K Pictures to create a music video for their tracks ‘Terminal 5’ and ‘Aaja’.  With the help of The Fader magazine & YouTube we have been able to make these two videos come…

Just A Simple Day Of Filming – Article

11 Jul, by Sofian Khan in Writing

Earlier this month I was invited to write a personal story about Muslim-American identity by the Muslim American Leadership Association.  I decided to write about an incident that happened to me years ago while I was filming in Brooklyn. This is a link to the article:

‘Fifth Avenue’ festival premiere at NYIFF

01 May, by Sofian Khan in Documentary, Short Film

We are pleased to have our short ‘Fifth Avenue: A Poem by Hasan Mujtaba’ playing at this year’s New York Indian Film Festival.  This is our third straight year at the festival, having previously screened ‘Stuff’ and ‘Bill Houlihan’ there.  But this film certainly feels…

‘The Interpreter’ accepted to Firelight Media Documentary Lab

12 Apr, by Sofian Khan in Documentary

We are pleased to announce that we will be taking part in an 18 month documentary lab with Firelight Media.  This is a mentorship program designed to help independent documentaries navigate through post and distribution.  It’s the kind of guidance we wish we’d had going…