Azhur is a graduate of the world-renowned London Film School and is a successful multi-hyphenate filmmaker, working not only in the film and television industries but also within advertising and branding, publishing and more recently, the video games industry.
He has spent the last few years honing his writing craft and developing several features, of which “Outmoder” will be his debut in feature directing. The project was selected for Film London’s Production Finance Market as a film that showed promise both commercially and critically and through which received mentorship from Rory Aitken of 42mp.
He has made a number of award-winning short films which have played at festivals worldwide. His short film “The Find” has played festivals including the Brussels Short Film Festival and the East End Film Festival, amongst others. Currently in worldwide distribution through Shorts International, it’s sold to over 17 territories with extensive sales on iTunes, DirectTV and ShortsTV. In commercial and branding, he has worked with clients Microsoft, Hyundai Motors, CapCom/XBox and Diet Coke.
He was selected to write and direct the 50th Anniversary Trailer for the London Film School with in-kind support from Kodak and Panavision which led to his nomination for a Young Director Award at the Cannes Golden Lions. Along with being selected to create the trailer he was awarded £3000 which led to “The Marionette Unit”. This won the 5e Grand Prix Européen Des Premiers Films at Festival Des Arts Visuels de Vevey. “And Then We Kissed” was commissioned by Ford, JWT Detroit & FILMAKA from over 400 entries, was selected to screen on NBC before the rebooted Knight Rider series in 2008.
His writing has earned a number of placements in high-profile screenwriting contests such as Runner-up in the ScreenCraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest, Quarter-Finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break Contest and Semi-Finalist in Script Pipeline’s Screenwriting Contest.
Azhur was also selected for a number of prestigious development programs; Berlinale Talent Campus, BFIs Think Shoot Distribute and B3 Media’s TalentLab for promising BAME talent in the UK film industry.
In 2014 he worked for Crytek UK on the AAA game “Homefront: The Revolution”. This was a £20m video game where he was lead Cinematics Director in charge of all story cinematics throughout the game, as well as being closely involved with the creation of the E3 announcement trailer for the title.