Hi, this is a space where you can learn more about my filmography. I have been writing screenplays for many years, some produced, some waiting to be produced. My first produced screenplay was an independent film I worked on called ‘Nine Days of Hell’ directed by the very talented Martin Stitt. They say that each week working on a film is equivalent to a year at film school, working with Martin I quickly learnt that film directing was something that I wanted to do.
Nitro Dust (2013)
This is a short film I directed in September 2013, I had a small core team for a two days and we worked like hell to make a movie in that time.
I always wanted to make a car chase short and a western, here in Nitro Dust I melded the two together to make a car chase in a western style.
Digitopia: Discover Me (2013)
This short film I directed as part of the bigger feature prodcution. I finished the film in January 2013, I did all the 3D, I had help with the 2D from the awesome GUI animator and two amazing sound designers.
This is one scene from a feature screenplay that I have written.
My directorial debut was a few years earlier, I wrote produced and directed a short called ‘Be Me’. I shot this on 35mm film and was very fortunate to have some very seasoned VFX pros to help me on the effects for this.
Video 01. Be Me – written, produced and directed by Farhan Qureshi, 2004, format: 35mm
Video 02. Be Me – making off by Lesly Syme and Farhan Qureshi, 2004, format: digital
This is a short Docu-drama I filmed with a boxer I met, I turned up expecting to make a portrait of a pro-am boxer, but as the evening drew on there were several twists and turns screwed up the plans, of course I was there with camera and turned it into a captivating piece of film.
Video 03. Boxing Day – Produced Jasmin Malik, Directed by Farhan Qureshi, 2005, format: digital
VFX Showreel 2003 – 2011
And of course here is what I do as my day job, it’s got some (equally) impressive stuff on there, projects include Batman Begins, Poseidon, Alien Vs Predator and three Harry Potter movies.
Video 04. VFX Showreel: Crowd Sim, Effects, Animation by Farhan Qureshi, 2003 – 2011
My full credit list is at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1629604/
I’ve also work as an Effects artist for Computer games, most notably Brink (publisher: Bethesda) and Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising where I worked as lead and senior artist respectively. Lots of FPS effects on Brink and Previz on OFP2.