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 History

Work History

Producer/Editor

Nov 2011 - Present
CidProTv

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

Executive Producer/ Editor

Aug 2013 - Present
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.


Editing/ Director

Mar 2015 - Feb 2016
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. 

Editing Director

Sep 2012 - Dec 2015
Universal Tv

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

Keynote Speaker

Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
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.

Shooting Producer

May 2015 - May 2015
BBC Somalia

Filming segments for the xenophobia protests at the South African embassy

Presenter

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
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.

Advertising Runner

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
Moving Picture Company MPC

I was a post production runner at MPC after graduation.

Art Director Assistant

May 2014 - Jul 2014
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

Cashier/Sales Assistant

May 2011 - Oct 2012
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

Education

BA - Digital Film Production FAST TRACK

Oct 2012 - Jun 2014
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.


BSC - Cognitive neuroscience

Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
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

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