Ruckus – A Film by Usman Riaz (Video)

October 31, 2012

Ruckus is a 10 minute short film directed by musician Usman Riaz based on his musical piece of the same name from his album ‘Circus in the Sky‘.

Synopsis: A street urchin and his companion steal from an unsuspecting lady as she makes her way out of an abandoned train station. What ensues is nothing short of chaotic as the ‘Ruckus’ caused by these 2 thieves begins to affect everyone around them.

Usman Riaz and Preston Reed at TED Global 2012 (Video)

July 6, 2012

A young guitarist meets his hero. Usman Riaz is a 21-year-old whiz at the percussive guitar, a style he learned to play by watching his heroes on YouTube. The TED Fellow plays onstage at TEDGlobal 2012 – followed by a jawdropping solo from the master of percussive guitar, Preston Reed. And watch these two guitarists take on a very spur-of-the-moment improv.

Levi’s Presents Pakistan’s Go Forth Generation (Pictures)

Levi’s Presents Pakistan’s Go Forth Generation. This Spring/Summer 2012 campaign features Adnan Malik (Director/Model), Aisha Linnea Akhtar (Filmmaker/Model), Asmaa Mumtaz (Make Up Artist/Stylist), Bilal Khan (Singer/Songwriter), Khalid Malik (RJ/Actor), Usman Riaz (Artist/Musician) and Zoe Viccaji (Singer/Stage Performer). Check out the gallery below for the individual photos.

Credits:

Creative Director: Adnan Malik
Photography: Tapu Javeri
Make-up & Styling: Asmaa Mumtaz
Production Coordinator: Ali Raza
Design: Alia Chughtai for AMP
Art & Props: Muhammad Murtaza
Asst Production Coordinator: Mohammad Asim
Produced by Adnan Malik Productions (AMP) for Levi’s®

LUX Style Awards 2012: Music Nominations

Nominations for the 11th LUX Style Awards were announced in Karachi this week. The Awards office of Pakistan’s most credible and coveted Awards released nominations in 26 categories in the genres of Film, Music, Television and Fashion.

The LSA Film Jury voted for Bol across all three categories. Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol was the sole film that made the grade and qualified as a bonafide entrant for an Award that is given out for excellence in cinema.