Born July 16th, 1974, Ottawa, Canada. Karim Hussain is a Cinematographer, Director and Writer, specializing in genre and art house cinema. His first feature SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY (Cinematographer, Director, Writer), started shooting when he was just 19 years old and premiered six and a half years later to sold out crowds in October 2000 at the prestigious SITGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Spain, where audience members fainted from its graphic content and its cult reputation began. His 2nd feature, ASCENSION (Cinematographer, Director, Writer), starring Marie Josée Croze, won the NEW VISIONS AWARD at SITGES in 2003.
His short film THE CITY WITHOUT WINDOWS (Cinematographer, Co-
Hussain also Co-
Since then, Hussain has been working full time as a Cinematographer on various projects
and short films, also features such as Gilles Paquet-
He shot HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (2011), the cult sensation directed by Jason Eisener,
starring Rutger Hauer, that premiered at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL and then followed
with a successful Canadian theatrical release through Alliance Films and a US release
through Magnet. A critical and popular success, HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN is also known
for its unique, color-
Hussain then shot Olivier Abbou’s feature TV movie YES WE CAN (2011), a French-
THE THEATRE BIZARRE (2011) is an anthology horror feature for which he shot episodes
for Richard Stanley, Douglas Buck and one that he photographed and directed himself.
The film premiered to sold out crowds and rave reviews (including Variety) at the
FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL in Montreal, followed by packed screenings at such festivals
as SITGES, FRIGHTFEST, L’ÉTRANGE FESTIVAL and many, many others, as well as a prestigious
US opening at New York’’s LINCOLN CENTER Halloween series. W2 Media bought THE THEATRE
BIZARRE for the United States and the world, with a US theatrical release planned
for January 2012 and a sequel already financed and in pre-
Hussain recently completed shooting ANTIVIRAL, the first feature from Brandon Cronenberg, produced by Rhombus Media and slated for release in 2012 as well as Jason Eisener's episode of Drafthouse Films/Magnet's anthology feature THE ABC'S OF DEATH.
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