Danish Jalil is a Pakistani filmmaker, producer, writer, artist living in Dubai, UAE.
Company
Danish Jalil Films
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 films "The Countdown " and “Stop or ExpIode", 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 80 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 & 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 AD & 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 of his work includes popular TV sitcoms, telefilms and award-winning short films.
  • Director (12 Credits)
    I Love My Beach2020
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
    My Tree2020
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
    Microbooo!2019
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    The Countdown2019
    Animation, Short
    Gee Gee Tree 22018
    Animation
    Jollity2018
    Animation, Short, Other
    Welcome Home!2018
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Conscience2017
    Animation, Short, Other
    IS IT OR IS IT NOT! (1 minute version)2017
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Stop or Explode!2016
    Animation
    Stop or Melt!2016
    Animation, Short
    IS IT OR IS IT NOT!2014
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Writer (11 Credits)
    I Love My Beach2020
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
    My Tree2020
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
    Microbooo!2019
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    The Countdown2019
    Animation, Short
    Gee Gee Tree 22018
    Animation
    Jollity2018
    Animation, Short, Other
    Welcome Home!2018
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Conscience2017
    Animation, Short, Other
    Stop or Explode!2016
    Animation
    Stop or Melt!2016
    Animation, Short
    IS IT OR IS IT NOT!2014
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Producer (8 Credits)
    My Tree2020
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
    Gee Gee Tree 22018
    Animation
    Jollity2018
    Animation, Short, Other
    Welcome Home!2018
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Conscience2017
    Animation, Short, Other
    Stop or Explode!2016
    Animation
    Stop or Melt!2016
    Animation, Short
    IS IT OR IS IT NOT!2014
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Acting (5 Credits)
    Jollity2018
    Animation, Short, Other
    Welcome Home!2018
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Conscience2017
    Animation, Short, Other
    IS IT OR IS IT NOT! (1 minute version)2017
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    IS IT OR IS IT NOT!2014
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
Encouragement Award
The Countdown
International Public Advertisement Festival of Seoul
Seoul
2020
Finalist
The Countdown
TOYO UNIVERSITY TOURISM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Tokyo
2020
Finalist
The Countdown
Climate Change Challenge by Ministry of Climate & Environment UAE (The Smovies Awards 2019)
Dubai
2019
Official Selection
Stop or Melt!
SpudFilm Festival
2019
Semi-Finalist
Stop or Explode!
12th International Moving Film Festival
2019
People's Choice Award
Stop or Explode!
Big Syn International Film Festival
London
2019
Second Runner Up
Stop or Explode!
Frames Film Festival
Mumbai
2018
Finalist
Conscience
VIVA Film Festival (3rd edition)
Sarajevo
2017
Nominee: Most popular category.
Conscience
iChill Manila Short Film Festival
Manila
2017
1st Prize. Best Short Film,International Category.
Conscience
2nd Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival
Bikaner,Rajasthan.
2017
Nominee: Best Actress
IS IT OR IS IT NOT!
iChill Short Film Festival
Manila
2017
3rd Place,Animation of the month.
Stop or Explode!
12 Months Film Festival
Bucharest
2016
Nominee:Experimental of the month.
IS IT OR IS IT NOT!
12MFF film festival.
2016
Semi-finalist
Stop or Melt!
G2 Green Earth Film Festival 2017
Venice,California
Current City
Dubai
"I am just an ordinary person committed to doing extraordinary things"
" I go wherever my creativity takes me "
Danish Jalil is a Pakistani filmmaker, producer, writer, artist living in Dubai, UAE.
Company
Danish Jalil Films