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Husain Q.

Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan

3 reviews

$250 - $1000 / Day

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About Husain

Husain Qaizar is an Emmy nominated editor, animator, director, producer and colorist with over a decades worth of experience. Born in Nairobi, Kenya and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Husain graduated from SZABIST with a BSc in Media Sciences. His professional works spans from editing and producing documentaries, animated films and commercials to directing music videos and short films to writing a superhero comic strip for Pakistan’s leading children’s newspaper, Young World. The films that he has been involved in have won an Oscar, nominated for an Emmy, screened at Sundance, broadcasted on HBO and Channel4, streamed on Netflix, VICE, Al Jazeerah and commissioned or purchased by organizations such as Youtube Originals, Refinery29, TED, Redfish, CIR, The Atlantic, Lifetime, Chime For Change as well as global brands such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Some of his more prominent editing work includes Freedom Fighters, a hybrid short film that combined animation with documentary. The film was nominated for an Emmy for ‘Best Feature Story’ and also won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the Tallgrass Film Festival. Sitara: Let Girls Dream, a dialogue-less animated short directed by Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and executive produced by Gloria Steinman, screened at Sundance and is the first film from Pakistan to be acquired as a Netflix Original. Husain edited 3 episodes of the acclaimed documentary series called Fundamental. The series profiles a distinct set of remarkable grassroots leaders working on issues from ending child, early, and forced marriage in Pakistan to pursuing racial justice in the United States. Episodes from the series screened in multiple film festivals across the world and is currently available to stream as a part of Youtube Originals. Husain co-edited, Discarded Daughters for VICELAND which went on to be Shortlisted for the Association for International Broadcasting Awards. Husain also co-edited How She Moves, a documentary short about the spirited Indu Mitha, a 90-year-old dance teacher in Pakistan, as she prepares for her final dance recital. The documentary is directed by Aisha Linnea and Anya Raza is currently doing festival rounds and has also won Excellence in Documentary Short Filmmaking at the Asian American International Film Festival. Most recently Husain edited 'Zainab's Legacy' which premiered on 'Witness', Al Jazeera English's flagship documentary strand. The film was directed by two time BAFTA Children’s Award winner Owen Kean and produced by Saad Zuberi. His directorial work includes commercials and music videos, as well as two short films for the critically acclaimed series Home1947 that went on to win Best Film (Short Documentary) Award at the South Asian Film Festival in Montreal. Outside of work, he is a film nerd who thinks horror is deeply under appreciated genre. He is a husband to an amazing wife, father to an adorable son. He work out regularly, surf the waves occasionally and hopes to one day take a thirst pic that rivals Kumail Nanjiani's.

Top Services

  • Animator / Visual Effects Artist

    3 reviews
  • Video Editor - Documentary

  • Colorist

Top Projects

  • A Journey Worth 70 Years

    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Colorist

    Academy Award winning Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy highlights the story of three British families who share their experiences of the 1947 partition, their migration to UK and their lifetime achievements and contribution to British society.

  • Stitching Ahmed's Dream with Coca-Cola

    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Colorist

    A story full of passion, football and dreams coming true! Watch Ahmed, a 15-year-old boy from Sialkot, make his way to the FIFA World Cup 2018!

  • Faith and Fear: Pakistan's COVID-19 Response

    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Colorist

    As Muslims across the world halted congregational prayers to stop the spread of COVID-19, Islamic social organisations have focused on charity and solidarity to get the most vulnerable through the pandemic. Yet in Pakistan, following campaigns by conservative clerics, the government lifted the lockdown on mosques during Ramadan, potentially risking thousands of lives.

  • Lyari Girl Boxing | TEDWomen 2016 Short Film | Lifetime

    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Colorist

    n Lyari, Pakistan - called "the Colombia of Karachi" because of the tightening grip of rival gangs and widespread drug culture - a group of female boxers are taking ownership of their fate.

  • Defenders of Justice

    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Colorist

    Fighting racism and patriarchy in Brazil: Can women’s movements in Brazil fight against nationalism, racism, and patriarchy to save women’s health and lives? Brazilian law permits abortion only in cases of rape and danger to the woman’s life. Sexual and reproductive rights are severely limited, and there are deep racial prejudices against Black Brazilians. Civil society is also under threat, and activists in Brazil remain on high alert after the murder of prominent Black Brazilian activist Marielle Franco in March 2018. In Fundamental Brazil Episode, “Defenders of Justice,” we meet Lucia Xavier, who is part of a movement of powerful women activists who are reframing reproductive rights as an issue of gender rights and racial justice, as she and others work to address security threats against activists fighting for reproductive rights. We also meet Daniele Duarte, an Afro-Brazilian lesbian activist who participates in protests and marches against the rise of the extremist president Jair Bolsonaro. Lucia, Daniele, and others are part of a vibrant and intersectional feminist movement in Brazil, mobilizing what some are calling a “Feminist Spring” in Brazil as the Supreme Court considers decriminalizing abortion. ABOUT THE SERIES Feminist movements have the power to disrupt the status quo and radically alter the course of history for women and girls—and ALL historically marginalized people and communities globally. But what does it really look like to be a feminist leader today? At a time of unprecedented political uprisings around the globe, from Haiti to Chile to Hong Kong to Sudan to Lebanon and beyond, Fundamental invites global audiences to engage directly with grassroots movements and community leaders who are standing up for our fundamental human rights. The series profiles a distinct set of remarkable grassroots leaders working on issues from ending child marriage in Pakistan to pursuing LGBTQI liberation in Georgia. These incredible leaders are at the front lines of fighting for gender justice, and mobilizing to write new futures for themselves, their societies, and the world.



  • 4K video camera
  • Drone
  • Full HD video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Multiple cameras


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig
  • Stabilizer
  • Sliders
  • Dolly

All Services


  • Creative Director
  • Senior Editor
  • Executive Producer
  • Production Company
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Podcast Producer
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Audio Storyteller
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Music Composer
  • Sound Designer
  • Animator / Visual Effects Artist
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Colorist
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News
  • Post-Production Manager
  • Transcriber

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