Private Project

The Countdown

The Countdown highlights the issue of global warming and pollution and it is a part of my environmental film’s series. As we all are aware that global warming is a major threat to our beautiful mother earth. Please save our planet before it is too late!

  • Danish Jalil
    Conscience, Stop or Explode! , Stop or Melt!, Jollity
  • Josep Calle
    Stop or Explode!, The Drop, Stop or Melt!
  • Danish Jalil
  • Danish Jalil Films
  • Kaspa Films
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Childrens
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Climate Change Challenge by Ministry of Climate & Environment UAE (The Smovies Awards 2019)
    United Arab Emirates
    November 13, 2019
    UAE Premiere
    November 28, 2020
  • International Public Advertisement Festival of Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    October 27, 2020
    Encouragement Award
  • ZINETXIKI ZINEMALDIA - International Film Festival for Children and Youth Bilbao

    December 19, 2020
  • Festival Entretodos
    Sao Paulo
    September 11, 2021
  • International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker
    May 25, 2020
Director Biography - Danish Jalil, Josep Calle

DANISH JALIL (1982) (Residence: Dubai,UAE)(Nationality:Pakistani)

Danish Jalil is a Dubai-based independent filmmaker, producer, writer & artist.
His award-winning live action animated short film “Conscience” (UAE’s first live-action animated short film), award-winning animated/live-action films "Adumbral", Essence of the Desert", "Jollity", "The Countdown " , “Stop or ExpIode", and " My Tree ", drama-thriller film "IS IT OR IS IT NOT!" and most popular film “Stop or Melt!”(with Josep Calle) has been screened in more than 100 international film festivals. The films are still running successfully at multiple film festivals across the world.
His films with a unique message combining animation with live action proves to be a major success and his films have been critically acclaimed globally.
Danish also combines his personal projects in collaborations with TV/film production companies & other filmmakers. Currently he’s working on an independent web series.
Danish earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from University of Karachi.
Brief biography:
Danish Jalil (Professional name) also known as Muhammad Danish Jalil is a Pakistani filmmaker, producer, writer & an artist. He was born in Bombay, India on 8th January to an Indian Cinematographer, Ad Filmmaker & Documentary Producer Mr. Jalil Qureshi(late) a graduate of FTII (Film & Television Institute, Pune, India). When he was 3 years old his family moved to Karachi, Pakistan.
Currently residing in Dubai, UAE.
The founder of Danish Jalil Films an independent TV & film production services company based in Karachi, Pakistan & Dubai, UAE. Started his career in 2001 as an Asst. Director & Model with the launch of Pakistan’s first satellite TV channel. Before founding his own business, he worked with numerous TV & film production houses as an Associate Director, Casting Associate, Concept Writer & Co-Producer. Also modeled for famous hair stylist at Dubai International Hair show plus TVC’s for popular brands. Later started working as a Producer & Director in 2006. Some his work includes popular TV sitcoms, telefilms & award-winning short films.
Filmography: (Popular short films)
" My Tree" Best Short Film Award- Malnad International Wildlife and Environmental Film Festival 2022
2018 " Jollity" Award-winning short film.
2017 “Conscience” Award-winning short film
2016 “Stop or Melt!” (with Josep Calle)
2016 “Stop or Explode!” (with Josep Calle) Award-winning short film
2014 “IS IT OR IS IT NOT!” Nominee: Best actress

Josep Calle
Mollet del Vallès (Spain), 1975.
Freelance animator, specialized in stop motion, and modeller. He combines his personal projects with collaborations with tv companies and film productions, winning multiple awards in Spanish and international film festivals.
Also a documentalist specialized in audio-visual documentation. After 13 years working as a documentalist at the National Film Archive of Catalonia, he moved to other areas in the cinema industry, specialising in the physical treatment of film materials.
He is also an experienced and skilled projectionist, working at the best cinemas in Barcelona.
Short Films – Animation
2019 – The Countdown (with Danish Jalil)
2018 – Living Cuts
2018 – Jollity (with Danish Jalil)
2018 – Desert Gate
2017 – Conscience (only animation) Award-winning short film
2016 · Menos mal que nos queda el blues (At least we have the Blues) (ps : blues2016)
2016 · The Kinks. Booktrailer
2016 · Stop or Explode! (with Danish Jalil) Award- winning short film
2014 · Fairy Tale
2014 · La Gota (The Drop)
2014 · Un cèntim de Scrooge (Scrooge’s Penny)
2011 · Space Kubrick
2009 · Before Nighthawks
2008 · Capgirat (Upside Down)
2007 · James Bang!
2006 · La tomba de Bedèlia (Bedelia’s Tomb)
2004 · Conquistadores (Conquerors – only animation)
2003 · Un mal asiento
Documentary films
2014 · Homenatge a Miquel Porter i Moix (ps: mpm2014)
2013 · Cent peus, mil passos. A Dinamarca
2012 · Cent peus, mil passos
2011 · Domus Alba. L'imperi del plaer o el plaer de l'imperi
2011 · Primeres pedres (DVD)
2007 · Mudances
Short Films
2012 · El túnel
2009 · Vells carrers
2009 · Johnny Magic
2007 · What light
2007 · Piscis
2007 · Tengo una debilidad
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Please save our planet before its too late.