Faisal won the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program in 2012 and was assigned to the writing room of the fourth season of The Listener. He was subsequently hired to work as the story editor to that season’s webseries.
As a director, Faisal wrote, directed, and acted in the short drama Useless Things (2009, 16 min), which won the Writer’s Guild of Canada English Script Prize at the Festival Nouveau Cinema Montreal. He also wrote and directed the short drama Mr. Crab (2012, 9 min), which aired nationally on CBC’s Short Film Face Off.
Faisal’s other life is in the world of documentary, where he directed the feature My Cultural Divide (2006, 75 min), and several other shorts for festivals and television. As an editor he has worked on projects like Burgundy Jazz (Radio-Canada), an interactive web-series which won multiple awards, and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.
Faisal is based in Toronto, where he works as a writer and picture editor.
To reach Faisal you can email info (*at symbol*) lutchmedial.ca.