India/United Arab Emirates
Shahbaaz lives in a creative bubble located within a vibrant community and belongs to one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Here, he fills his day with a strict diet consisting of several different types of media that seek to entertain and inspire his dream of creating his own little world on celluloid.
In terms of director heroes, Shahbaaz appreciates Quentin Tarantino’s knack for intense screenplay and Christopher Nolan’s trademark for restricted narration and an affinity for real world filmmaking (Maafi CGI).
“Being a part of AFS means I might actually have a shot at a career in the storytelling business. All of my time spent dreaming about becoming an accomplished and critically acclaimed movie maker won’t remain just a dream, but become a reality.”