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Summary

I am a Film/Commercial Director and Editor. My portfolio of work encompasses many different genres. I have edited pieces for TV as well as Film. I have submitted my work to prestigious festivals such as Sundance, Cannes SXSW and was shortlisted for Tribeca. In addition I have established a Youtube Channel that has amassed over 2Million viewers. I would describe myself as a creative, self motivated individual.


Work experience

Sept 2016Nov 2016

Hawes and Curtis 

Sales Assistant at the only outlet Store for the brand. My job was to sell quality garments to dedicated customers for the brand. Arranging and organising merchandise, to processing payments and greeting shoppers. I learned a lot about suits and proper fits on shirts and garments. Become a key holder within a short period, gained immeasurable experience with clientele. 
Nov 2011Sept2017

Producer/Editor

CidProTv

I created and run this YouTube channel that hosts all the video edits and productions I have done since film school.

Aug 2013Present

Executive Producer/ Editor

KEEK

I created an online show called 'SomaliKeekNation' with the support of the APP developers known as KEEK. This is a user submitted clip-show, that individuals from around the world send in 36sec videos that I produce into episodes. This has increased and reflected on the amount of app users. The show is growing with fans around the world.


Mar 2015Feb 2016

Editing/ Director

The Horn Of Africa Deaf Club

I edited and worked closely with this community, to share there stories and to support there efforts in enabling individuals with hearing impairments. 

Sep 2012Dec 2015

Editing Director

Universal Tv

I Edited footage for the Channel, and travelled for international coverage.

Dec 2015Dec 2015

Keynote Speaker

Kingston University

I was invited to give a keynote speech to students about my filmmaking journey, I was incredibly humbled by the amount of students that showed up to meet me.

May 2015May 2015

Shooting Producer

BBC Somalia

Filming segments for the xenophobia protests at the South African embassy

Apr 2015Apr 2015

Presenter

I-D Magazine

I had the opportunity to cover an event by I-D. During the screening of the I-D Produced documentary, I spoke with the hosts and the audience members to get their perspective on the event and documentary.

Aug 2014Jan 2015

Advertising Runner

Moving Picture Company MPC

I was a post production runner at MPC after graduation.

May 2014Jul 2014

Art Director Assistant

FOX Channel - Cosmos series

I was a assisting the art director in arranging the set, I was able to get lend my suggestions. The production was very large and lasted for many months

May 2011Oct 2012

Cashier/Sales Assistant

ZARA

Arranging the clothes that are in season, while pushing the items that need to sell. Dealing with the money in terms of cashing up at the end of the shift and having a correct float.

Education

Oct 2012Jun 2014

BA - Digital Film Production FAST TRACK

Ravensbourne University

I was offered an option to complete my degree in two years instead of three years. I accepted this offer and I am grateful for all the hardship as this really pushed me to my limits.


Oct 2009Jun 2011

BSC - Cognitive neuroscience

Westminster University

I completed two years of this degree before taking a gap year to pursue a career in film. I hope to one day complete the remaining year and explore the mind further, so I that I can apply it into my motion picture.

Skills

Presenting

I am able to speak well in front of the camera, I can be a spokesperson or interview with confidence and ease.

Camera

Filming videos to a high quality, photographing images with a correct white balance

Microsoft Office

 Admin work/sending emails to clients.

Photoshop

Editing Stills

Final Cut Pro X

Editing Visuals

Reference

Reference upon request