Haris Sheikh :
Filmmaker, Writer and Visual Artist
Haris Sheikh is a documentary filmmaker, writer and visual artist. Sheikh holds Double Masters in Political Science and Fine Arts. He also studied Architecture from National College of Arts.
In 2000, Sheikh immigrated to Canada from Pakistan. He studied Film and TV Production and 3-D Animation from Toronto Film School. Sheikh also graduated in Global Media Specialists Post Graduate Program from Sheridan College.
Sheikh established a media production company , Virgo Pictures Inc. and launched Newscarckers.com, a YouTube Channel in 2007.
Sheikh's debut documentary ,"The Blastphemy " was screened at ISNA Film Festival 2011 in Chicago. He worked as Associate Producer ( Punjabi language) for Award winning documentary,"Fundamental Freedoms", about Canadian Charter of Rights.
Sheikh's solo painting exhibition is soon to be announced. "Cross Roads" is about one's immigration journey across seven oceans. It focuses on cultural shock and loss of identity, which finally leads towards solitude and sufism.
Sheikh is a dedicated community activist. He is also writing a book of short stories about multiculturalism and racism through his own journey of immigration.
Canwest Diversity in Media Award
For 2009-2010 academic year from Sheridan College,Canada.
Media for Global Professionals -Post Graduate Diploma (Canada)
Film & TV Production (Canada)
Computer Animation and Post Production (Canada)
Masters in Political Science
Masters in Fine Arts
Architecture-National College of Arts
Government University Lahore(GC College)
Canadian Ethnic Media Association
South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)
Professional Writers Association of Canada
Documentary Organization of Canada
International Documentary Organization (IDA)
SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective)
Local IATSE 873 (Hollywood Film & Theatrical Production Union)
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Virgo Pictures Inc.
Ph: (647) 710-6161
Oil on wood
Oil on wood
@2012 Surrey Art Gallery, BC,Canada
Artist: Haris Sheikh:
Title: Garden of Gaza
Digital mixed media
Haris Sheikh: Canada's abstract and expressionist painter
The Canadian Charger
Associate Director/Language Producer (Punjabi Language)--"FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS", an award winning Canadian documentary /interactive website for schools about Canadian Charter of Rights .
“Integration or Segregation”, a documentary about first Black separate school in Toronto.
”Role of South Asian Media in Canada”, a short documentary.
”OH MY GOD”, an animation short film about 9/11.
”IN BLINK OF EYE”, An experimental short film .
”PAAN AT GERRARD”, a documentary about new Canadian culture and food scene.
“BRAIN DRAIN TO WASTAGE”, a documentary about abuse and mismanagement of global talent in Canada.
Music videos with a mix of bollywood and English/ragge.
Hollywood Feature Films
RIPO!The Genetic Opera!--The Sentinel
Centrila---Zoom--Take The Lead
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
Cheaper By The Dozens--Silence
Resident Evil II--16 Blocks-
DOCS,M.O.W’S & TV Shows,
Knights of The Bronx--Beautiful People
Untitled History Projects--Lucky Number Selven
Solo Exhibition (M.A Fine Arts Thesis) , University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan - 1989.
Group Exhibition on Afghanistan , Alhamhra Arts Council. Lahore, Pakistan - 1989.
Group Exhibition , Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan - 1988.
Group Exhibition , Museum Hall Lahore, Pakistan - 1983.
Students Group Exhibition , Tehran ,Iran -1969.
Wrote a specail/award artcle on Canadian 's immigrants issue .
Publisher and Chief Editor of "BIZNEWS Magazine" Pakistan, with the credit of publishing first ever story in Pakistan about the conspiracy /murder of Ex-President GEN.Zia of Pakistan.
Wrote Art Criticism column "Art Gallery" in "Family Magazine"Pakistan .
Wrote SPECIAL SUPPLEMNT on "IMMIGRATION" for JANG NEWSPAPER, Pakistan ,It was First of any Jang Newspapers Supplement shown on BBC London Television program.