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Azeem Khan an award winning writer/director began his early career as a film director working on TV commercials for clients of agencies Ogilvy & Mather and J. Walter Thompson including Pepsi and Whirlpool. Azeem’s commercial work was also hugely successful in Pakistan where he directed and produced TV advertising for many leading brands as well as copy writing a LU Gala Biscuit commercial that ran for over 15 years.
Azeem was born in Pakistan and moved to the U.K. at the age of five growing up in Ilford East London. Deciding early on in life that film making was to be his chosen path he successfully graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1989 and begun his career.
Following his TV commercial success Azeem produced hard-hitting documentaries for both the BBC and ITV including the Synchro arts series, Black Britain, First Sight and worked on the BBC1 Ramadan series, as well as BBC1's Inside Out. Azeem also contributed as part of a team at leading independent production companies including Brook Lapping, Roger Bolton, Baby Cow, Partners in Production and Mountain of Light.
Azeem has produced, written and directed many short drama films and documentaries including the award winning drama ‘Open Secrets’ which starred BAFTA nominee Saeed Jaffrey dealing with mental health issues and the critically acclaimed psychological thriller ‘Disorder’ about pedophilia.
His novel ’The Nature of Flames’ was published in 2011 by Chipmunka.
Azeem has written three feature length film scripts with ‘Hidden Colours’ and ‘Mo the Grass’ currently in development with producers. In addition ‘Watching the English’, a British romantic drama, is in pre-production.
As well as a producer,writer and director Azeem also uses his vast professional experience as a cameraman, sound recordist and video editor.