Danish Jalil is a Pakistani short filmmaker, producer, writer, artist living in Dubai, UAE.
Company
Danish Jalil Films
    Danish Jalil is a UAE-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 film “Stop or Explode!” and most popular film “Stop or Melt!”(with Josep Calle) has been screened in more than 50 local and international film festivals. The films are still running successfully at multiple film festivals across the world.
    His specialty is to combine animation with live-action with a unique message proves to be a major success and his films has been critically acclaimed globally.
    Danish also combines his personal projects in collaborations with TV/film productions companies & other animators. 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 short 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 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 Asst.Director, Casting Associate, Concept Writer & Producer. Also modeled for famous hair stylist at Dubai International Hair show plus TVC’s for popular brands. Later started working as an Associate Producer & Director in 2006. Some his work includes popular TV sitcoms, shows & award-winning short films.
    • Director (11 Credits)
      Gee Gee Tree2019
      Animation, Short
      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 (10 Credits)
      Gee Gee Tree2019
      Animation, Short
      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 (7 Credits)
      Gee Gee Tree2019
      Animation, Short
      Gee Gee Tree 22018
      Animation
      Jollity2018
      Animation, Short, Other
      Welcome Home!2018
      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
    • 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
    Finalist
    The Countdown
    Climate Change Challenge by Ministry of Climate & Environment UAE (The Smovies Awards 2019)
    Dubai
    2019
    People's Choice Award
    Stop or Explode!
    Big Syn International Film Festival
    London
    2019
    Semi-Finalist
    Stop or Explode!
    12th International Moving Film Festival
    2019
    Official Selection
    Stop or Melt!
    SpudFilm Festival
    2019
    Second Runner Up
    Stop or Explode!
    Frames Film Festival
    Mumbai
    2018
    Nominee: Best Actress
    IS IT OR IS IT NOT!
    iChill Short Film Festival
    Manila
    2017
    1st Prize. Best Short Film,International Category.
    Conscience
    2nd Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival
    Bikaner,Rajasthan.
    2017
    Finalist
    Conscience
    VIVA Film Festival (3rd edition)
    Sarajevo
    2017
    Nominee: Most popular category.
    Conscience
    iChill Manila 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 man doing extraordinary things :) "
    Danish Jalil is a Pakistani short filmmaker, producer, writer, artist living in Dubai, UAE.
    Company
    Danish Jalil Films