DETAILS + FACTS
FILMMAKER / MUSICIAN / RONIN [ فنکار ]
multidisciplinary artist, AYZ, was born in PAKISTAN and raised in GERMANY until the age of 10. ayz's family moved again and eventually settled in the working-class TORONTO suburb of BRAMPTON, CANADA. coming from a conservative blue-collar south-asian family, the arts were not present in ayz's life until he reached his teenage years and discovered hip-hop music. after a brief stint as a hip-hop DJ, he fell in love with the art of CINEMA as a form of self-expression.
his passion soon grean w into obsession and ayz began making DIY short films, one of which, THIS MOMENT, a short ayz directed and composed music for, got into the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL as part of Triggerstreet's TOP 10.
this launched a career in filmmaking, where ayz has written, directed and produced several short + feature films, one of which became a #1 BESTSELLER DVD/BLURAY (BATTLEGROUND) in TESCO UK. he's also written and directed a an acclaimed indie feature film (TO OUR BRIGHT WHITE HEARTS) that was just released last year to THE WILD MACHINE's youtube page -- a production company he co-found (thewildmachine.com).
recently ayz's obsessions have turned back to music and he's released 4 instrumental projects influenced by the film scores + cinematic music he grew up loving. his music is available on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS. currently ayz is taking a deeper and more personal step into music as a singer/songwriter with the new 'DUN MATTER' EP (streaming everywhere), which includes vocals + lyrics by him.
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Sundance, Berlin, Vimeo Staff Picks, Tesco UK Bestselling DVD/Bluray, + more.
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