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The Storyteller

Abbas, a middle aged writer with deteriorating health is pressured by his publisher to finish (what is probably going to be his last) novel. This lunges the writer into a fit of depression, pessimism & writer's block. And then arrives an unexpected saviour.

Duration: 19 min 47 sec

Genres: Experimental, Fiction, Other, Short, Student

Country: Pakistan

Director: Ammar Ahmed

Submitted By: Ammar Ahmed Usmani

The Storyteller Poster
Abbas, a middle aged writer with deteriorating health is pressured by his publisher to finish (what is probably going to be his last) novel. This lunges the writer into a fit of depression, pessimism & writer's block. And then arrives an unexpected saviour.
  • Director
    Ammar Ahmed
  • Producer
    Fahad Ahmed
  • Writers
    Ammar Ahmed
  • Writers
    Waqas Ahmed Siddiqui
  • Cinematographer
    Jawad Ali Mangi
  • Actors
    Adnan Jaffar
    Homeland (TV series), Chupan Chupai (2017), Eden (TV mini-series), Pinky Memsaab (2018), Project Ghazi (2017)
  • Actors
    Sabiha Zia
    Mehram (2019, short film)
  • Actors
    S. M. Hassan
  • Actors
    Saad Zameer Fareedi
    Laal Kabootar (2019)
  • Film Type
    Experimental, Fiction, Other, Short, Student
  • Genres
    Meta, Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime
    19 minutes 47 seconds
  • Production Budget
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin
    Pakistan
  • Country of Filming
    Pakistan
  • Film Language
    Urdu
  • Shooting Format
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio
    2:35:1
  • Film Color
    Black & White and Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    Yes

Director's Biography

Ammar Ahmed is a budding filmmaker from Karachi, Pakistan. He recently graduated in Media Arts from the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi. He has worked on many student short films as a writer and assistant director.

Director's Statement

Regarding the short film 'Likhari aka The Storyteller' my intent comes from my own heart and experiences. A similar conundrum where I experienced writer's block, hopelessness but at the same time desire to show my best, a heavy perfectionism about my own short film project. So it's a self exploration as well through getting to know my own characters, how they affect me in the "real" world.

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