A FORMER Teesside University student has made his way into the film industry working for one of Pakistan’s major Bollywood film companies.
Tside spoke to former Media Studies student Muhammad Shoaib to get the run down on his amazing experiences working abroad as an assistant director for Mehroz Karim Films…
So what’s life like working for Mehroz Karim films?
Muhammad: It’s a great experience to working for a production company like Mehroz Karim Films after working I realize there is too many instances of hand on experience to learnt after getting my degree. When you get your degree it’s a lot like having a key to open many doors in the future.
What are some of the films you’ve worked on during your time at Mehroz Karim Films?
Muhammad: In last three months of working I had done one Urdu drama serial named Aye Zindage as an Assistant Director which is on air now on Hum TV which is one of the Pakistan’s leading entertainment channels. And now I am heading to Kashmir Valley to start a new drama serial project.
What were the company interested to see, when you were asked for an interview?
Muhammad: Firstly they really appreciated the fact that I had completed my quality degree abroad which is obviously not an easy task.
Secondly they were interested in someone who knew about everything and support them in every department.
And I had learned almost all of these skills during my time at Teesside University while attending my Media Studies course.
The course taught me everything I needed to know such as for example Script Writing, Research and Development, Production, Direction and Sound Recording.
How was your time at Teesside University? Did you think the resources were useful for preparing people for a career in the industry?
Muhammad: I strongly believe that Teesside University is a well-organized, strong and bright organization for those who want a career in the media industry.
What advice would you give to your fellow Teesside University students who are looking to purse a similar career in the industry?
Muhammad: Practice makes everything perfect. Always stay in touch with the things you are interested in for your career path