Azhur Saleem

After studying at the London Film School, Azhur’s short films have won a number of awards and played at festivals worldwide. He’s worked in branded content having worked with clients such as Hyundai and Ford Motors and also worked in the video games industry directing motion-capture.

Azhur’s style of filmaking is borne out of a love of contemporary and classic cinema and he has established himself as a dedicated and imaginative filmmaker. Diversity is key to his work and he creates work that challenges the perception of the type of stories BAME filmmakers should be creating. With a love of intelligent genre, he is unafraid to write and direct project that entertain and still have something to say.

Azhur’s most recent science-fiction short film, MUSE, stars Paul Ready and Taj Atwal and was selected in the Official Selection at Sci-Fi London Film Festival. He also shot second unit and was Assistant to the Director on BAGHDAD CENTRAL for C4/Euston. His writing has earned a number of placements in high-profile screenwriting contests; Finalist 5th ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Runner-up ScreenCraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest, and Quarter-Finalist Final Draft Big Break Contest.

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