As an animator, I have the privilege of breathing life into concepts, allowing them to dance across the screen and touch the hearts of audiences. Whether it's for a client or a personal project, I strive to convey narratives that transcend language and culture, sparking connections that resonate deeply.
Celebrating Indus, 2021
Celebrating Indus is my personal animated tribute to the cultures of Indus Valley under Lahooti’s umbrella, on which I worked as a director, illustrator, and animator with our in-house editor Haroon Habib. The animation was used to launch Lahooti Melo 2019.
Produced by Lahooti and Saif Samejo
About the Project
The Indus River, a timeless witness to the ebb and flow of civilizations, carries within its currents a myriad of stories, cultures, and histories. As we celebrate the Indus, we embark on a journey that transcends time, connecting us to the past, present, and future. This celebration is about honoring the lives that have thrived along its banks, the diverse languages spoken in its vicinity, and the traditions that have been nurtured by its waters. In celebrating the Indus, we celebrate the dance of life that it orchestrates. The way it flows, meandering through valleys and carving out its path, mirrors the journey of human existence — one of constant exploration, adaptation, and growth.
Client: The Sketches
Creating the animated music video "Raat" for The Sketches was a journey close to my heart. This project allowed me to merge storytelling with art, capturing the emotional turmoil of lovers separated by the India-Pakistan partition. The animation blended visuals with The Sketches' beautiful music, creating a powerful experience that resonates with history and celebrates timeless emotions. "Raat" is a bridge between past and present, reminding us of the enduring power of love and unity.
Bhittai's Surmiyoon, 2022
Client: Sindh Culture Department
Produced by Lahooti
Bhittai's Surmiyoon is a Visual Tribute to Bhittai's Poetry. This project has been a deeply rewarding experience as a Sindhi artist as his project celebrates Sindh's revered patron saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and his extraordinary storytelling. Bhittai's tales intricately explore themes of love, bravery, and self-discovery, resonating with Sindh's history. The project is a homage to his timeless themes, connecting us to our cultural heritage and human emotions through animation.
Save Soil, 2022
Inspired by Sadhguru's Rally for River' initiative, Save Soil is an experimental AR journey that advocates for the soil's importance as a living thing that is slowly moving, growing and changing all the time. Voiced by a child, this immersive experience invites the users to consider what we are leaving behind for our future generations. This video was exhibited at Lahore Digital Arts Festival's Metaverse Bodies show in 2022.
Voiced by: Zoe Zarmeen