Main Page Forum Ringtones SMS Messages Games Free Downloads Contact UsTelepk Map
Make This Page Your Home Page Make TelePK.Com Your Favorite Website Telepk Header
Mobile Zone
  1. PTCL TelePhone Directory
  2. SMS Messages
  3. SmS Jokes
  4. Sms Dictionary
  5. Memory Card Rates
  6. Mobile Phones
  7. Mobile Phone Articles
  8. Mobile Tutorials
  9. Mobile Games
  10. Mobile Wallpapers
  11. Secret Codes
  12. Ring Tones
  13. Web To SmS
  14. Telecom Reviews
  15. SMS Worldwide

  1. Islam
  2. Listen Radio Live
  3. Watch TV Channels
  4. Elections
  5. Home Decoration
  6. Beauty And Health
  7. Tech News
  8. Kitchen
  9. Greeting Cards
  10. Animation
  11. Messenger Zone
  12. Online Chat
  13. Articles
  15. City Codes
  16. Computer
  17. Know Your Heart
  18. Palmistry
  19. Myspace
  20. Make Money
  21. World News
  22. Map Guide
  23. Eid Day
  24. Pakistan
  25. Pakistani Singers
  26. Personalities
  27. Emergency No.s
  28. Funny Jokes
  29. Finance
  30. Flights
  31. Funny Pictures
  32. Kids
  33. Songs
  34. Sports Online
  35. Spotlight
  36. Student Visa
  37. Education
  38. Online Games
  39. Study Abroad
  40. Tutorials
  41. Immigration
  42. Internet
  43. Urdu
  44. Weather Status
  45. Webmaster Tools
  46. Valentine Day
  47. Video Clips
  48. Videos

Latest Updates!
Please fill out the form below to get notified whenever will be update.
Enter your email address:

Active Visitors
  1. 227

Spotlight: Amena Khan

We hardly see any women behind the camera in Pakistan, but you started a new trend in video-making, what do you have to say about it?

How did you get into this field? (your first video).
I started off with modelling for an English-Biscuits commercial at the age of 7. Then I got involved with a lot of theatre in school, college, university and with theatre groups like 'Katha' and 'Unplugged'. During the college years I started anchoring music shows like 'VJ' and 'Music Channel Charts', then became Agent-Y, followed by Asst. Director and Assoc. Producer for a TV-series, namely 'Agent-X'. Did some more acting and assisting in the field. Later on Ahsan and I started 'DreamTeam Films'. We directed sitcoms, music videos and eventually TV commercials. My first video as an actor was "Yes Love" by Dr. aur Billa, and my first video direction was "Duppatta" by Hadiqa Kiyani.

Who's your biggest inspiration?
Nelson Mendela, Mother Teresa, M.A. Jinnah, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Mel Gibson ... and I could go on and on.

How was the reaction of your family when you came into this business?
Initially my family was not too thrilled about me opting for a career in media, whether it was acting or direction. Like most families they thought bank jobs are so much more stable and prestigious. But with time they saw my work and got interested in my working style and got used to my late hours. I certainly got respect for being career oriented and eventually, safe to say they're all real proud of me. My friends also realise how hard I've worked to get wherever I am and are totally happy for me.

Is there any project that you've directed on your own?
Along with being the DreamTeamFilms partner, I've kept taking on small projects like music videos, documentaries etc, on a side. Now that Ahsan's gone for a month or so, I've recently directed a Samsung X700 commercial featuring a James Bond story.

Any plans of getting into Lollywood or you just aim for Hollywood Oscars?
Damn straight, Hollywood Oscars ahoy!

As there are many newcomers into this field, what would you suggest to them?
I just say, bring it on!

Now that there is more competition in this field, how do you see your work in the coming years?
Cutting edge. Fierce.

Out of all your videos, which is your favourite and why?
Dosti. It was the toughest to make. My favourite part is the camera movement used and action shots are where shaheed's mother bows and kisses her motherland's flag.

What has been the best move you have made in your career?
Taking up direction. I'm pretty happy with my career choices; very few people get a chance to live a life less ordinary. 'I'm livin it and lovin it'. There are times when I think I could do a lot more! I started out wanting to be a fighter pilot in the air force, applied but didn't get any consideration, because I'm a female. Wanted to travel the world, act, sculpt, draw comics and make National Geographic and Stephen Spielberg type films. Did my BBA and MBA, tried some dozen marketing jobs, and hated it. Acting and direction were my calling.

What are your plans for settling down in life?
My career is my life for now. Old friends have disowned me and taken me back several times because there are times when I can have no social life and keep up with everyone. The craziest is when I mix up their kids' names, (Laughs), unintentionally of course. My fabulous social life, when it does activate, highlights "Counter Strike" (and other PC and console games with my 'clan' or gaming friends), movies (I'm a DVD collector), and just fun stuff to unwind. Single and working is an awesome state of being! I think we should value it more than we do!!! Obviously marriage being a commitment will change things some. There'll be a time when the crazy hours will have to stop or be minimized. Then things like sleeping in late will become history, pretty scary. (I have the utmost respect for all good parents of the world!). Marriage would slow down the process in my field of work. Juggling two demanding things could get tricky because here you have to meet deadlines and there you kind of should meet your husband now and then. My prospective partner should preferably be human, with an ability to accept me with most of my shortcomings (like forgetfulness etc.) and love me without reason or question. Obviously he must look like either Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt, that I think goes without saying, all girls know THAT. If all the above apply, marriage or settling down would be cool too.

How do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Just as nuts.

Tell us about the 'special formula' used in all Ahsan & Amena videos?
The great thing about working as a team is chances of failure or negatives are minimal. Two minds working together have the strength of eleven. Though we want to make a lot more controversial or experimental work at times, we mostly get to make videos of friends like Shehzad Roy, Jawad Ahmad, Haroon, Abrar, Najam, Ali, whose songs are love ballads, national songs or bhangra hits. The videos we felt had to always tell the story the song was telling, be of the same feel as the song. Somehow what we visualized for the song seemed to click with the audiences and lead to the word 'special-formula' to pop up in your questionnaire. Also, we tried to take music-videos one notch up every time. First, from digital shooting formats to 35mm. Then, building in storylines that were complete short films within themselves etc.

Tell us about the equipment used?
You mean the completely electronic and digitally controlled hi-fi camera-mounts and jibs, ultimate cameras and lenses imported straight from Hollywood? (Laughs), all we use is all that's available in Pakistan, and trust me its not enough!

Why is it so that all your videos are so colourful?
(Smiles) We felt boring ol' TV needed a little splash of color.

While working as a team what's your main share as a team member?
Heard of WWF Tag-team? That's how we've played. Good Cop, Bad Cop, and then switching roles. We both act, direct, edit, (somehow) sit through meetings, make concepts, design sets and outfits, run the office, watch movies and play video games.

How is the experience working with Ahsan?
It was great! For all the while it lasted I had a blast. We had killer fights and shared victory in all its glory. We created visuals, told stories and made the impossible happen for us. He's by far one of the most patient & talented editors I've met.

Anything you dislike about Ahsan?
Sometimes he undermines people, and as he's growing older he loses his temper faster.

Tell us about upcoming projects?
There's an unspoken rule in this industry: until your camera's rolling and you're calling your first take, the job's not certain.

Who are your main clients?
Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola, Nestle (Juices, Soothers, Toffo), Proctor & Gamble Pakistan (Safeguard Soap), Unilever Pakistan (Supreme Tea, Lifebouy Shampoo, Close-up Toothpaste, Surf Excel Washing Powder, Energile, Rafhan Custard & Jelly), Ufone, Paktel, Telenor, DVcom, Samsung mobile, Tetra Pack Pakistan (Dairy Pure Milk), Reckitt & Benkiser (Dettol Liquid), Tapal (Pvt.) Ltd., EBM (Pvt.) Ltd., LU (Pvt.) Ltd., Habib Oils, Pakistan Tobacco Company, Lackson Group (Tetley Tea, Tang, Brite Total Washing Powder, Red & White Cigarette), Cupola Group (KFC Hot-Shots), Hilal Confectionery (Pvt.) Ltd. (Limopani, Thanda Orange, Toffees, Gums).
Shehzad Roy, Abrar-ul-Haq, Jawad Ahmad, Strings, Haroon, Junaid Jamshed, Hadiqa Kiani, Ali Zafar, Najam Sheraz, Pepsi Battle of the Bands - EP (Entity Paradigm), Aaroh.

As technology is advancing what do you have to say about 3D technology, animated videos etc?
Love them! It took us a while but we made it to the 2D and 3D videos work in Pakistan just last year. I'm very proud of the people who took this challenge on and made them. I've always been an anime fan, hope we can make work in those lines soon too.

Anything you dislike about the current social system? How would you like to change it? Any message to the nation reading your interview?
You get one life, LIVE IT to the max! The learning graph must never stop. We all know the social vices that infest us; the only way to overcome them is through positivism. Transform to positivism within you and you have the power to change all. If it helps any reader: along the years; I've added on to my sense of humour, ability to exercise and execute creativity. I've proved to myself that there's no such thing as stress-related "severe headaches", "depression" and "tension" that grownups used to crib about when I was younger!!! Cigarette and dope don't enhance creativity! Coffee can't keep you awake long hours if you really want to sleep! I've learnt that along with generally all people, the same people litter in Pakistan who don't litter in other countries because they get fined large sums of money. I know for a fact now that 'common sense is not common anymore'! I've learnt that my belief was true that if you never let the child in you die; you can stay young and happy forever. I live by; 'live and let live', 'Its all in the mind', 'My gut tells the truth' kind of beliefs. And it's all working out fine. I can help anyone without having to ask for my parents' money to do it. I have the opportunity to live a genuinely good life and set good examples and I'm trying to do that everyday. I'm more objective. A big-picture person. and mostly, I think fun is important, in abundance! Everything has its own time, just got to keep trying to get what you want done! Allah works in mysterious ways and it's all good.

<<< Back

Send this page to a friend

Most Viewed Services:
  1. New Year
  2. Free TV
  3. Watch GEO News
  4. Watch Disney TV USA
  5. AIM Away Messages
  6. AIM Buddy Icons
  7. BBQ Recipes
  8. Burger Recipes
  9. Fruit Salad Recipes
  10. Funny Pictures
  11. Spider-Man
  12. Spider-Man The Film
  13. Spider-Man Wallpapers
  14. Family
  15. Family Fun
  16. Windows Live Messenger
  17. Easter E-Cards
  18. 2008 Festivals
  19. Christian Festivals
  20. Msn Display Pictures
  21. Yahoo Avatars
  22. Myspace
  23. Nokia 5700
  24. Nokia 5070
  25. Bob Woolmer
  26. SMS Messages
  27. SMS Jokes
  28. Animals
  29. Apple
  30. Bikes
  31. Zong
  32. World
  33. Cars
  34. Celebrity
  35. Facebook
  36. Ali Lohan
  37. Computer
  38. Finance
  39. Fitness
  40. Shoes
  41. New Homes
  42. MSN Web Messenger
  43. Download MSN Messenger
  44. Download Latest Msn Messenger
  45. Multi MSN
  46. Download Multi MSN
  47. MSN Emoticon
  48. MSN Nick Name
  49. MSN Screen Names
  50. MSN Nick
  51. MSN Names
  52. Cool MSN Emoticon
  53. Urdu
  54. Urdu Jokes
  55. Urdu Dictionary
  56. Urdu Poetry
  57. Automobile
  58. Cars
  59. New Cars
  60. Food
  61. Kitchen
  62. Cell Phone
  63. Free Mobile Game
  64. Free Mobile Wallpapers
  65. Mobile Phone Secret Code
  66. Free Web SMS
  67. Free Worldwide Sms
  68. Islam Way
  69. Home Interior Decoration
  70. Health And Beauty Tip
  71. Latest Tech News
  72. Kitchen Remodeling
  73. Free E Greeting Card
  74. Know Heart
  75. Palmistry Line
  76. Make Money Online
  77. Myspace HTML Codes
  78. Myspace Toolbox
  79. Toyota RAV4
  80. Nokia Cell Phone
  81. Sony Ericsson Cell Phone
  1. Chinese New year Celebration
  2. Blackberry Phone
  3. Funny Joke
  4. MSN Avatars
  5. MSN Smileys
  6. MSN Display Pics
  7. MSN Display Pictures
  8. Pakistan Cricket Team
  9. Spicy Food
  10. Health Food
  11. Pakistan
  12. AOL Block Checker
  13. Urdu News
  14. Yahoo Web Messenger
  15. Download Yahoo Messenger
  16. Download Latest Messenger Version Yahoo
  17. Multi Yahoo Messenger
  18. Download Multi Yahoo Messenger
  19. Yahoo Emoticon
  20. Yahoo Hidden Emoticon
  21. Yahoo Avatars
  22. Yahoo Display Pictures
  23. Yahoo Animated Avatars
  24. Yahoo Smileys
  25. Free Cooking Recipe
  26. Hindu Festivals
  27. Sikh Festivals
  28. March Madness
  29. Tutorials
  30. Article of Mobile Phone
  31. Abrar Ul Haq
  32. Zong Sms
  33. Internet
  34. Better Homes
  35. Home
  36. Pets
  37. Forex
  38. Real Estate
  39. Science
  40. Stock Exchange
  41. WWE
  42. Information
  43. Football
  44. Flights
  45. Cricket News
  46. Latest World News
  47. Personality
  48. Emergency Phone Numbers
  49. Family Kid
  50. Online Spotlight
  51. Student Visa
  52. Download Online Game
  53. Study Abroad
  54. Immigration Law
  55. College University
  56. Web Master Tool
  57. Weather Report
  58. Funny Video Clips
  59. Funny SMS Joke
  60. Urdu SMS
  61. New Year SMS Joke
  62. Free SMS Joke
  63. AIM Block Checker
  64. City Code
  65. Find Article
  66. Dual Sim T500
  67. Asus P535
  68. Asus Cell Phone
  69. Sky Scrappers
  70. Funny Jokes
  71. History of Pakistan
  72. Government of Pakistan
  73. Lahore Resolution
  74. English Chat
  75. Online Chat Rooms
  76. Computer Wallpaper
  77. Software Downloads
  78. Samsung i710
  79. Ali Zafar
  80. Atif Aslam

More Resources...

© All Rights Reserved : Pakistan : Privacy Policy : Disclaimer : Advertise with us : Sitemaps : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5