Faraz Arif Ansari started his film career as a co-writer with Mr. Amole Gupte (Writer & Creative Director of 'Taare Zameen Par' / Stars on Earth) He was the Associate Director, Casting Director & Executive Producer on Fox Star's 'Stanley Ka Dabba' He also directed & choreographed a 2 hours concert with 500 children for 'Stanley Ka Dabba' which was used as the climax song in the film. Faraz has been the Associate Director on many TVCs directed by Amole Gupte for major brands like Nestle, Cadbury's, etc.
Faraz was Director's Assistant & Casting Director on Karan Johar's 'Gippi!' produced by Dharma Productions. He also worked as a Research Assistant & Assistant Director on Deepa Bhatia's internationally acclaimed documentary on farmers suicides called 'Nero's Guests' Other than films & documentaries, Faraz has directed and choreographed more than a 100 musicals for schools & colleges around India & the Untied States.
He has written the Story, Screenplay and Dialogues for an Indo-Pakistan Peace Project Short Feature Film, 'Silvat' being produced by Zee Televisions (Zeel For Unity) and directed by Tanuja Chandra. He is also the Associate Director & Casting Director on this film.
He is currently working on the pre-production on his silent short film on homo-sexuality, writing the screenplay and dialogues for an independent producer from New York and researching on the Mughal dynasty for a feature film screenplay.
When not working on behind the camera, Faraz conducts cinema and theatre sessions for the underprivileged children across the slums in Mumbai and trains them to write screenplays and direct their own short films.