UAE and Vancouver based Award-winning filmmaker;
UAE and Vancouver based Award-winning filmmaker; Uzair Merchant launches new age cinematic single – Stardust : A sci-fi hiphop experience from the future.
7 July, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: UAE based Award-winning Filmmaker and Producer, Uzair Merchant launches new single soundtrack – Stardust. The new ‘space’ single is a new-age cinematic experience – completely shot on the iPhone- it is a fusion of cultures through music, film, and art.
Stardust showcases a complete blend of emotions a person experiences while processing overwhelming feelings of grief. “This single is close to my heart; it is an ode to life. It helped channel my grief of losing my greatest support system, my father, into creativity. This track will always be special to me as a result of an amazing collaboration by various artists around the world and being a global citizen myself, I feel immensely connected to it.” says Uzair Merchant
Artists from various parts of the globe such as Vancouver, Dubai, Kelowna and India have come together to create this beautiful symphony. Many internationally acclaimed artists have added their expertise and input in creating a bilingual, English and Arabic, song. Some of the well-known artists who have worked on this single are Genevieve Clements, Sian Flanagan, Aaron Drew and Salim Dahman.
The detailed shots, carefully crafted costumes, and bilingual lyrics are all part of Uzair’s vision to create a new future of filmmaking, just by the use of an iPhone.
Uzair is a talented artist and seasonal film producer with multiple awards and accolades under his name. An alumnus of Nottingham Trent University and the New York Film Academy, Uzair is a global citizen, with Indian roots, being raised in Dubai, and having lived in New York, London, to currently residing in Vancouver.
Uzair is also the founder of bKreativ Productions, developing an entire universe of which Stardust is the OST to its flagship project “Black Rose,” a Sci-Fi TV Show & game, that has already been awarded 6 international screenplay / script awards. “Black Rose” set to be directed by veteran Stunts legend James Bamford, the man behind Action shows like Arrow and Superman and Lois amongst many Blockbuster movies around the world, who is also the Executive producer behind this single. Stardust falls under the umbrella of KRi8.LABs, Uzair Merchant’s new venture which has been a decade in the making with the purpose of pushing creativity and creative expression, beginning with this single.
About Uzair Merchant
With over 12 years in film business internationally as a ‘ARTIST’, Uzair has worked on various projects including Star Trek Beyond, Fast and Furious 7, Skyfall, Deadpool 2, Superman and Lois. Most recently he has production designed the first ever Hollywood film made in the UAE, ‘The Misfits’ by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) starring Pierce Brosnan and Jamie Chung.
A kreativ explorer, Uzair takes on roles of a Production designer, writer, director & producer and has also designed for the world’s largest cultural theme parks – Global village in Dubai for over 6 years winning the best pavilion award. His last short film “Chasing lines” (all shot on the iPhone) has won him 14 International awards from Los Angeles film award, New York Film awards and many more international festivals and currently streams on Amazon Prime and on all Sofy.tv platforms.
He is also the creator of Kreativ Lab by KRi8, a decade long vision of ‘The Kreativ Universe’. The lab’s single aim is to create an avenue where art and artists can fluently express themselves, collaborate and never lose their rights to their work.