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Kamran Qureshi is an award-winning British Film and Television Director and media scholar. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK.
Kamran is Lecturer Film Production & Pathway Leader (Cinematography) at Solent University, Southampton, England, UK. Kamran is accepting PhD candidates. His research interests are based on the experience as a practitioner in film and television for thirty years, combining with his academic studies which include Hollywood, British, Australian films, Television, Media practice, Gender, Legislations and Representation of Intersex people.
He is the former Communication Editor at CHASE’s Brief Encounters Postgraduate Journal for issue 4 (2019-2020) and also a Governor at the Council of Governors at the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2018-2020), London, UK. Kamran is a founding member of Evergreen Media Europe (1999) and KQ Movies (2018) London, UK.
His new feature film Only Love Matters (2023) has done well on the film festival circuit and has won over 30 awards including Best Director, Best Producer, Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup, Best Romantic film, Best Women film, Best Message and Best Original Idea. Please see: https://onlylovemattersmovie.com/
He is the recipient of UEA's Engagement Award 2022 and Finalist of Innovation and Impact Award 2022, University of East Anglia. Kamran is the winner of Best Director Feature Film at the Hollywood Gold Awards, Berlin Indie Film Festival, Paris Film Awards 2021; Best First Time Director Feature Film at the Rome International Movie Awards 2021; Best TV Film award at the Indus TV Festival 2003; the Best Director TV Series and Best TV Series awards at the Indus Drama Awards 2005; the Best Talk Show at the PTV Awards 2002, as well as four nominations for Best TV Director Series at the Lux Style Awards, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. One of his productions was also nominated for Best TV Producer series at the Lux Style Awards 2010.
Kamran's PhD was in Professional Practice Film, Television and Media. It was the first-ever doctoral study that brings together theoretical readings on the representation of intersex people with filmmaking practice.
He did his postdoctoral research, Anglia Film Studios Project, looks at how to connect the University of East Anglia with a high-end film and television Production Company as they look to establish a Film Studio and teaching academy in the Norwich region, East of England, UK. He also taught Film and TV Production; 3D Modelling; Digital Media Theory & Practice; Ethics in a Digital Age; The Internet; and Theorising social media to BA and MA Film, Television, Media and Creative Practice students at the University of East Anglia between 2019-2022.
He was a coordinator of the Green Film Festival @UEA 2022, an annual environmentally-themed film festival, which holds film screenings, workshops, speeches, and other events, supported with Global Research Translation Award (GRTA) funded by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI). Kamran was also a UEA local lead for the UK reproducibility network (UKRN) to raise awareness about data sharing and open research and reproducibility.
Kamran has extensive experience in directing various media concerning women, mothers, children, young girls, intersex people and LGBT+. He has directed and produced content covering a wide variety of issues such as- child labour, child marriage, child abuse/prostitution, honour killing, religious intolerance, sexual abuse/rape, gambling addiction, drug smuggling and human trafficking. Kamran has also worked as an Editor and Aerial/handheld camera operator. He started his career as a Digital video effects designer. He has worked with several global brands including Ariel, Nestle Nesvita, Nestle Nido, Lipton, John Player’s Gold Leaf, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Walls, Pepsi, WildCat and Barclays.
PhD (Professional Practice in Film, TV and Media); EMBA (Marketing and Advertising), followed by formal training in filmmaking from National Film & Television School Beaconsfield; London Film School and London Film Academy.
Selected Professional Activities
Kamran is the director of the internationally acclaimed films, television series and talk shows:
Only Love Matters (2023). Feature Film. KQ Movies Ltd. Recipient of above 30 awards in international film festivals including Best Director, Best Producer, Best Feature Film, and Best Screenplay.
Mushrik (Polytheist, 2017). A Plus TV Network. 22-part series.
Choti Si Kahani (A Little Story, 2011). PTV Network. 17-part series. Recipient of Best TV Serial, Actor, Director, Writer and Producer nominations at the 3rd PMA Award 2012.
Beyond the Silence of the Sea (2010). PTV Network. TV Documentary.
Ishq Ki Inteha (Unbounded Love, 2010). GEO TV Network. Recipient of Best Producer TV series nomination at the 9th Lux Style Award with Raheel Rao.
Nestlé Nesvita Women of Strength (2009). PTV Network. Weekly TV Talk Show.
Nestlé Nido Young Stars (2008-10). PTV Network. Weekly TV Talk Show.
Sarkar Sahab (Evicted Lord, 2007-8). ARY Digital TV. 29-part series. Recipient of Best TV Serial, Best TV Actor and Best TV Director nominations at the 8th Lux Style Awards.
Makan (Home a Heaven, 2006). GEO TV Network. Recipient of Best Director TV series nomination.
Riyasat (Kingdom of Hearts, 2005-6). ARY Digital TV. 26-part series. Recipient of Best TV Serial and Best TV Actress Award, at the 5th Lux Style Awards, along with the Best Director and Best TV Actor nominations.
Moorat (Idol, 2004-5). ARY Digital TV. 32-part series. Recipient of several nominations at the 4th Lux Style Award, including Best Director and Best TV Drama Serial.
Murad (Desire,2003). Indus TV Network. Recipient of Best Director and Best Telefilm Awards at the Indus Telefilm Festival, 2003; also, a Special Award for Acting in the First Indus Drama Awards 2005.
Ariel Mothers (2000-02). PTV Network. Weekly TV Talk Show. Recipient of Best TV Programme in private productions at the PTV Award 2002.
Selected Media Appearance Activities:
Meet the award-winning British director Kamran Qureshi, Canada One TV, Feb 2021
Mushrik TV series in Mauritius, MBC TV News Network, 2017
Making of Nesvita Women of Strength 09 TV Show by Ayesha Khan, Geo TV Network, 2009
Nido Young Stars TV Talk Show by Atiqa Odho, Geo TV Network, 2008
Nido young stars TV show, The Nation, 2008
Dil Ke Batein TV Show (Guest) by Faisal Qureshi, ARY Digital TV Network, 2007
Film and TV direction by Neha Ansari, (Guest/Mentor) One Day Apprentice TV Show, Business Plus TV, 2006
Bushra Bushra TV Talk Show (Guest) by Bushra Ansari, Indus TV Network, 2006
Chai Time, Live TV Show by Sahir Lodhi, Indus TV Network, 2005
On the location of Riyasat TV Serial (Kingdom of Hearts) by Rafiq Nasir, ARY Digital TV Network, 2005
From Maa to Maamta by Uzma Mazhar, SHE Magazine, 2004
Telefilms have their day, Dawn News, 2003
Telefilm festival, SHE Magazine, 2003
The Man Behind Maa by Maryam Juzer, Dawn News, 2002
A tribute to mothers, Tview by Farhat Anis, THE NEWS International, 2001
A tribute to mothers, Telewise by Peerzada Salman, MAG The Weekly, 2001
Completion of one year special Show of Ariel Mothers, PTV Network, 2001
Demarcating Directors by Sumeha Malik, THE NEWS International, Images – Tube Time by Afia Zahoor, 1999
Hai Drama, WOMEN’S OWN, 1998
Editorial Board Membership
Communication Editor, issue 4, 2019-20, Brief Encounters Postgraduate Journal by CHASE
Community Engagement Activities
Governor Central, Council of Governors of the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2018-20
Member, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2012-18
Key research interests
Hollywood, British, Australian films and Television, Gender, Media practice, Legislations and Representation of Intersex.
'American Intersex Television Characters', The Centring Intersex international conference, University of Huddersfield, UK, February 2023.
'Film vs TV: Intersex representation in Australian media', Intersex 2020: A Vision for the Future, the Dublin City University, Ireland, April 2021.
'Portrayal of Intersex Characters in Indian Cinema', The Southwest Conference, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, US, October 2020.
‘Intersex Representation in the US Television Dramas’, London Screen Studies Conference, Birkbeck, University of London, June 2019.
‘The impact of Transgender Persons Act, 2018 on the intersex community in Pakistan’, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intersex Conference, University of Lincoln, July 2019.
‘A Creative, Critical Exploration of Intersex Characters in English Language Films’, The INIA (Intersex: New Interdisciplinary Approaches) Network.
‘The Representation of Intersex Characters in English Feature Films’, AVPhD series, University of Westminster, July 2019.
‘TV drama direction’, Eveready Academy, Eveready Group, 2011.
PhD, Professional Practice Film, TV And Media, University of East Anglia
1 Oct 2018 → 31 Jan 2022
Award Date: 8 Apr 2022
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