Published on 08 May 2011 | over 5 years ago
Awarded Best Rock Song at Global BMM Indie Awards April 2012Awarded Best Rock Song in South Asia at IndieGo in Jan 2012.
Shehrezade is an invocation of the evil, seemingly beautiful people (in this case a woman) are capable of. The title itself is reminiscent of classical fairy tales building to an expectation of a love ballad, only here the beauty of the name belies the darkness and torment it actually evokes. It is like the lingering shadow of a nightmare that threatens to taint reality with its virulence. Shehrezade is not merely a name but an entity, a world where modesty and debauchery, beauty and ugliness, good and evil are all black and white. There can be no shades of gray filtered through the permissiveness of new age morality. It is a most primitive defence mechanism against the beauty in evil and the evil in beauty.
Director: Omair Hyder
DP: Luke Rocheleau
Styling/Wardrobe: Tariq Amin
Edit/Post: Mystic Media
Asst. Stylist: Nasir Khan
AC: Khizer Idrees
AD1: Junaid Malik
AD2: Usman Mukhtar
Prod Asst.: Eyad Ibrahim
Production Facilities: Mindworks Media
Shot at PlanetX Studios, Islamabad
Special Thanks to Dr. Hassan Rana and Hassan Naeem, who made this possible.