The Unsung Heroes of Pakistan: Meet the Pakistan Visual Artists Who Have Taken Hollywood by Storm


Not many know how Pakistani visual effect artists are contributing to Hollywood block buster animated movies and have gone on to win critical acclaim including the prestigious Academy Awards.

Since there are many out there we deemed it pertinent to introduce you to these little known Pakistani Ambassadors who are ruling Hollywood with their talent one by one.

1)   3 Times Oscar Winner Pakistani Visual Effect Artist “Mir Zafar Ali”

Mir Zafar Ali is one visual effect artist who has to his credit not 1 but 3 Oscars. He has lent his talent to movies like The Compass, Golden Frozen, Life of Pi, Spider Man 3, X-Men: First Class, The Day After Tomorrow and Land of the Lost to name just a few.

2)   Novaira Masood: The Pakistani Visual Artist behind Angelina Jolie” Block Buster Maleficent “

Angelina Jolie “Maleficent” went on to become a block buster owing to its stunning visual effects. However, do you know that it was none other than the Pakistani talent Novaira Masood who provided the movie with its stunning visual effects?

Apart from Maleficent, Novaira has also worked for movies like Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Tron: Legacy, Thor, Jack the Giant Slayer and “A Christmas Carol” etc.

3)   Muqeem Khan: The Production Team Member of the First Fully Digital Animated Movie “Final Fantasy”

Muqeem Khan landed his career in Walt Disney Studios as early as 1996 and has the honor of being the team member of the production team who went onto produce the first fully digital animated movie Final Fantasy.

4)   Laraib Atta: The Visual Artist behind Godzilla, X-Men and Gravity

Laraib Atta is another emerging visual artist in Hollywood who has to her credit popular Hollywood flicks like Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Gravity

These Pakistani visual artists who have taken Hollywood by storm can very well be called as the true ambassadors of Pakistan who have gone on to make the nation proud with their work.


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