Arts Manager and Educationist, Festival Director, Film Collector, Reader, Traveler, Foodie
Shoaib Iqbal has an experience of near 13 years of working as teacher, theater director, workshop trainer, festival director, youth performance facilitator and inter-disciplinary artist. He taught first “Theater in Education” course in Pakistan at Ali Institute of Education, Lahore for near 3 years.
Shoaib has developed Arts Education integration workshops which are unique in Pakistan; and has been attended by the staff of several major public and private schools like Aitchison College, Beaconhouse, LGS, LACAS, Learning Alliance, The City School and others.
Among various arts projects he has created over the years, one of the most important is Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, the first and largest children’s film festival in Pakistan which he leads as Festival Director.
Shoaib was selected in 2006 as Kennedy Center Fellow at Devos Institute of Arts Management; one of the most competitive and prestigious arts management program in the world. He not only studied arts management and worked in the Center on projects; but also attended many arts education workshops for teachers the Center offered.
In 2009, Shoaib received Endeavour Executive Award from Australian government and became a Commonwealth Fellow. Through his fellowship; he worked with Melbourne Intl. Children’s Film Festival and University of Melbourne on theater and arts management projects.
He has worked as consultant on projects with national and international organizations including UNICEF and Groupe Devellopment. With UNICEF, he served as communication consultant of Child Friendly School project for 3 years.
Shoaib has been traveling extensively for many international arts projects to India, Canada, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Thailand, Malaysia, UK, USA, UAE and Australia.
Shoaib holds a post-graduate in Arts Management from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington D.C. and a diploma in International Development from Eastside Institute, New York City.
Marketer, Ambitious, Dreamer, Romantic, Leader
Shaigan Azhar has a multi-year solid experience in marketing and development with large corporate organizations like Pakistan Cricket Board and Bank Alfalah. Shaigan Azhar has worked actively as a producer/event organizer/actor in the local amateur theatre of Lahore for several years during the college years. Shaigan has a very thorough knowledge of theater and event management. In The Little Art, he is responsible for consolidating corporate resources, developing marketing and public relations and bringing community support for the organization.
Selena has a notable artistic background and career. She studied classical and modern dance for 12 years and moved to theatre training at age 15 with roles with Junior Players and Teenage Communication Theatre and a high school internship with the Dallas Theater Center in her native Dallas, TX. In undergrad Selena worked for large companies such as the Dallas and Colorado Shakespeare Festivals. She received a full scholarship to the University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate directing program; and followed her studies with a Dallas Children's Theater Summer Education Internship. She continued at DCT after her internship as an after-school drama instructor and resident stage manager.
In 2004 she moved to the East Coast to take over as Performing Arts/ CIT Director for Camp Friendship International Summer Camp and Production Stage Manager of a Theatre for Young Audiences National Tour for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Center. That work resulted in other Kennedy Center opportunities including work in the Education department where she met and began working with Shoaib Iqbal.
Selena has a Bachelor of Art in Drama from the University of Dallasand a Master of Art in Cultural Policy and Management from the City University, London England.
Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Festival Programmer, Traveler, Documentarian
Ali Hameed is a graduate in Film and Television Production from the National College of Arts. He has worked in many film projects as director and director of photography. His documentary and fiction work has won several national and international awards, which includes Best Documentary award at the Vaasa Wild Life Film Festival (Finland), Best Documentary award at a competition held by University of Central England. Ali was selected for the 2008 Dubai IBDAA awards for his fiction film "Gilgit Express" which was also shortlisted in the 2008 Korea AISFF film competition. His recent film "THAG" won 5 awards in Zab Film festival 2010 and documentary "Missing Vultures" was selected in Vassa Wild Life film festival 2010, in Finland.
Noman Amjad Qureshi is a professional Psychologist. He has worked with Fountain House focusing on psychological intervention methods and implication of psycho-therapeutic treatment in the rehabilitation of mentally disturbed individuals.
He also has served in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Services Hospital Lahore for one year. He has got training of various psycho-therapeutic skills e.g. Behavior therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic, counseling, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, occupational therapy and Relaxation exercise techniques.
His work with child protection organizations spans from Child Protection Unit at Children’s Hospital Lahore, to several other community arts organizations and projects. He has been doing theater for several years and holds a master’s degree in Psychology from Government College University, Lahore. His keen interest and the skills he has acquired over the years in the field of psychology and theatre now leading him towards the practice of drama therapy. He is working as a Creative Arts Therapist in this organization.
Production Designer, Event Manager, Photographer, Traveler, Loves Work and his 2-year old so
Zeeshan Naveed did his post-graduation (M.F.A.) in Graphic Design from Punjab University’s College of Art & Design Lahore. He also holds a diploma in Video Production from National College of Arts, Lahore (NCA). He has been engaged in a number of theater productions as productions designer with Punjab Lok Rahs and Rafi Peer Theater Workshop. He has also travelled internationally as production manager in theatrical production. He has worked with institutions like Government College, University of the Punjab and Beacon house National University in production design. Zeeshan works a principal Production Manager for The Little Art.
Web and Smart Phone Apps Developer, IT Project Development, Traveler, Sportsman, Foodie
Zubair Mushtaq graduated from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Pakistan in computer engineering and completed his post-grad in 2010 from Royal Institute of Information Technology (KTH) Sweden with masters in telecommunication and online technologies. In Pakistan he has worked with Mobilink GSM, Pakistan’s major cellular network for communication technology and digital media implementation. He has volunteered with a number of non-profit groups, and works consistently with The Little Art where he provides web and IT support to the organization and all its projects including Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, Pakistan’s largest film festival for children and young people. Zubair’s major area of interest is man-machine interaction and social impact of technology. This enables him to nurture creative ideas and play with technology to help people the most, and attain the highest possible impact. Zubair wants to travel around the globe and have multicultural experiences. He plays Badminton, and was an under-16 champion and has won university championships 8 times in Pakistan and Sweden. He is enjoying his never ending journey towards technical and linguistic knowledge in Stockholm.
Humera Khan graduated (BBA, Hons) from Lahore School of Economics with Finance majors. She is involved in youth initiatives and is the Creative Director of "Youth Leader Magazine (YL)", Pakistan chapter. She is an active freelance social worker and event manager, and also occasionally works collaboratively with Amnesty International and MDG based volunteer projects associated with UN. She loves writing, photography and food.
Sleepy Head, Elocutionist, Seeker, Web Developer, Loves Saag, Student, Dreamer, Music and Game Player,
Umair Mushtaq is an enthusiastic IT professional with proven knowledge and skills in web development, Social Media and Internet Marketing.He has completed his Intermediate in Computer Science (ICS) from GC University Lahore and subsequently doing BA.Hons in Mass Communication from the same University.
Umair has been an outstanding debater throughout his academic history and has been awarded with two Role of Honers from GCU for his outstanding performance in debating and poetry. His major work includes the up gradation and management of The Little Art website and its online promotion at various social mediums.
Photographer, Film Maker, Loves Daal-Chawal
After living a conformist life up till his bachelors in Computing, Fuzzal had enough of the emptiness within and started his little adventure of self discovery and his true calling. After being 7 years on this journey he's been assistant directors in Shoaib Mansoor's 'Bol' and Jami's 'One' and has worked on more than a dozen short films as a Director of Photography (DoP). He has also written and directed three short films. His photography work also covers a wide scope of subjects and themes covering countless professional and independent projects. For his love for children and belief in the cause of The Little Art, he has been working with The Little Art team as a photographer for the past 3 years and has been a part of various festivals and workshops. “I feel I am in my element now”, he says “and I am curious where my journey takes me.
Photographer, Film Maker, Traveler, Trekker, Practices Dhurpad Music, Poetry Reader, Loves to Meet New People
Sa'ad Sulya'man did his bachelors in computer sciences from Stafforshire University UK. He worked in Citibank N.A. for about 5 years before the realization of his true passion, photography. He works now as professional photographer on various projects including short films. He is currently working on a feature length film “One” with a Pakistani director Jami. Saad gets his inspiration from different threads of life, travelling and music.
Mansoor has been working in industry for over 5 years as a non-linear editor. He has a great command in animation, advertising and entertainment projects and able to take projects from concept to screen. He uses his technical abilities with creative thoughts. He wants to utilize his multimedia skills to great projects with skilled creative teams.