- NEW YORK
Director Haya Waseem has signed with bicoastal Epoch Films for representation spanning commercials, branded content and music videos in the U.S.
Waseem is a Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker, raised in Switzerland and living in Brooklyn. Constantly adapting to new environments and people, Waseem developed a keen sense of observation that she weaves into her work.
She began her career as a documentary editor, allowing her to shape stories and interact intimately with rich, character-driven narratives. Waseem carried those principles of honesty and perspective into her creative work as a director. Her short films have screened at prestigious festivals such as TIFF, Cannes, Berlinale and across all Air Canada flights. She is an alumna of the Director’s Lab program at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre. Most recently, Waseem wrapped principal photography on her first feature film, Quickening, through Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program.
“Since before I entered the commercial space, I looked towards Epoch as a hub of creativity and inspiring individuals,” said Waseem. “I am excited to be joining Epoch, to be among great company, absorb expert guidance, and to grow and lead with confidence.”
“Haya’s work is intelligent and warm,” said Mindy Goldberg, founding partner of Epoch Films. “With an inclusive sensibility she draws on diverse cultural imagery to create touching human stories.”
Prior to joining Epoch, Waseem was repped by production house Curfew.
Epoch is represented in the West by Dexter Randazzo & Jonathan Logan at The Department of Sales; in the East by Tara Averill & John Robertson at Representation; and in the Midwest by Chris Brown & Nicole Feddock at Baer Brown Reps.