July 8, 2008
Precept Productions Completes “Streets of Karachi,” Plans USA Film Premiere
Precept Productions, an entertainment and media production firm focused on developing entertainment content for television and film, announced today that Shoieb Yunus, Managing Director, has completed the film "Streets of Karachi," a contemporary drama illustrating the culture and contrasts on the streets of this mega-city of 16 million people. A USA premiere is planned for later this summer.
"Our goal is to promote filmmaking in Southeast Asia and Pakistan, in particular," said Jawad Qureshi, Precept Chairman. "'Streets of Karachi' gives Pakistanis and the world a film about modern Karachi and helps to promote our filmmaking talents."
"Our team completed the film in only 5 months and captured what Karachi is like today, so we can share it with the world," remarked Shoieb Yunus. "Our film shows that the citizens of Karachi, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Zoroastrians, live together and practice their respective religions with tolerance."
Mr. Yunus career has taken him from Silicon Valley technologist to film producer. He is now starting work on his next films for worldwide audiences: a special interest film, "Cemetery of the Lost Tribe," a thriller to be shot in Thailand with the working title "Seventh Sky" and a yet untitled English-language feature film.
A LinkedIn profile for Mr. Yunus is at http://www.linkedin.com/in/shoiebyunus. To date, he has produced 100 hours of entertainment programming for television, and has been the CEO and Managing Director of Precept since its inception in 2005.
About the "Streets of Karachi" Film
The concept and storyline were developed by Mr. Yunus, and the screenplay was written by Shoieb Yunus, M. Dilawar Khan and Abdul Salam Naz. Jawad Qureshi is the executive producer.
The male lead is played by Adil Murad, the female lead is played by actress and model Nadia Hussain, and the lead character is played by veteran actor Munnawar Saeed. The film was shot in Precept's studio and on location in Karachi. To see some pre-production photos and production photos, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/28311367@N03/.
"Streets of Karachi" is a drama about a man, who has achieved success in the United States, but realizes that his success and the possession of material things are not making him happy. He visits his ancestral hometown of Karachi, explores the city, sees immense contrast on the streets, and realizes Karachi is a vibrant city as well as the backbone of his country, where people from all over Pakistan come to fulfill their dreams. And, then events take a turn.
For more information about this film, distribution opportunities, and Precept Productions' upcoming media and entertainment projects, please contact [email protected]
To see an introductory video about Precept Productions, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW315FZgKTs.
About Precept Productions
Precept Productions focuses on producing high quality entertainment content for television and film for the Southeast Asian Market. Precept is working with independent producers and directors who have the vision and talent to bring filmmaking techniques to the television format.
Precept Global Access North American headquarters are located at 1313 North Milpitas Blvd., Suite 145B, Milpitas, CA 95035, USA. For more information, please visit www.preceptglobalaccess.com, or Email [email protected]
Precept Global Access (Pvt) Limited headquarters are located at D-95/1, Block 5, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.
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