Checkpost (2014)



CHECKPOST was long listed for a (BAFTA) British Academy of Film and Television Arts 2014

Nominated for the Best Original Composition/ Short film Score Award at the Music + Sound Awards 2014

Elsewhere, Roshan Khan and his son Sheikhu make their way across Pakistan making a routine delivery. From the moment the golden shell tore into British documentary filmmaker Shahid Elahi, a chain of International events were initiated.

CHECKPOST A short film by aneel ahmad
Original Format: HDV
Year of Production: 2014
Running Time: 12 Minutes
Director: aneel ahmad
Producer: aneel ahmad
aneel ahmad Films (United Kingdom)

Bari Studios Grip Productions Nouman Zaidi (PAKISTAN)
PAK Associate Producers: Iftikhar U-Din, Rizwhan Mehboob (Lahore)
Crane Operators: Mohammad Nasir, Mohammed Sadiq, Sayed Shahid,
Special Make-Up Effects: Mohammed Dildar
Accommodation Owners: Shaju- Udin
Travel: Sarhat Tours Gul Khan (Saab)
Principal Cast:
Truck Driver: Ibrahim Khan
Son: Abbas Khan
Shahid Elahi: Mohammad Haroon
Van Driver: Mahboob Sultan
Cameraman: Abdul Rauf
Assistant: Gul Khan
Security Man: Rizwhan Mehboob
Police Officers: Bashir Ghani, Mohammad Imran, Sadiq Ansari
SOC Films Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (PAKISTAN)
Associate Producer: Husain Qaizar (Karachi)
Urdu Translation: Tehniya Asif
Radio News Presenter: Khizra Munir
Production Team:
Make Up Artist: Kat Mua Whittaker
Sound design/Foley editor: Andrew Munro (IRELAND)
Graphic Design: Ada Hurdubae and Jo Hurdubae (ROMANIA)
Pashto Translation: Zeb Khan
Colour Grade: Software Digital Heaven Martin Baker
Online Grade: Simon Forrest, aneel ahmad
Editing & Audio: aneel ahmad
Story written by: aneel ahmad
Screenwriter: Raees Mahmood Khan
Lighting Camera/ Steadycam: aneel ahmad
Music Composed by: Nainita Desai
Opening track: James Longley
Executive Producers: Dr Naseer Baig, Jaleel Ahmad
Principal Cast: Manjinder Virk, Mohammad Haroon, Ibrahim Khan, Abbas Khan
Special Thanks to James Longley, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Suhail Ahmad

Comments and Reviews from the press and media professionals.

Aneel Ahmad’s “Checkpost”, one of the best thought provoking films we have screened at this year’s Kino Shorts nights in Manchester. Aneel once again excel’s himself in this very fine and honest snapshot of life in Pakistan, capture’s the attention and will keep the viewer on the end of their seat. I hope the filmmaker soon gets the recognition he deserves and moves on to feature filmmaking soon.

JOHN WOJOWSKI Festival Director & Programmer Kino Manchester European Short Film Festival

“CHECKPOST” is a affecting and effective short film by film maker Aneel Ahmad. Although a short, it packs a powerful punch , tense ,absorbing and compassionate , it deals with important issues of the day. Set against the background of 300 drone attacks on Pakistan by the US and a highly volatile situation there, it tells the story of a British film maker shot in Lahore and a lorry driver and his young son who put their lives at risk to help. Confident and masterly storytelling. It is very impressive. Good luck with your next film. You have always stuck to your guns. Best wishes Ruth

Ruth Caleb (Multi BAFTA TV winning Producer BBC/Leopard Films, Lifetime Achievement Award Women in Film and Television Awards.

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