Meet Our Team
Hamza BangashFounder & Creative Director
Hamza Bangash is a Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker. In summer 2019, Bangash became the first Pakistani to be selected for the prestigious Locarno Filmmakers Academy. In fall 2019, Bangash was invited to join the illustrious ranks of the Asian Film Academy. A graduate of Queen’s University ’14, his artistic practice is based out of Karachi, Pakistan. In 2015, he founded boutique production house, CityLights Media. Through this platform, he creates short fiction films, stage plays, digital documentaries and commercials. Bangash is currently in early stages of development on his first feature film, MARIAM. The project has been selected for Locarno Open Doors Lab 2018 and won the MPA-AFA First prize, Award of Excellence, at the Busan International Film Festival 2019.
Mohammad Ali HashmiHead of Business Development
Mohammad is a savvy businessman with a variety of skills and expertise that have helped him balance the many projects that CityLights develops. As the founder of Improvisation, Karachi’s leading improve troupe, Mohammad is a project leader, and always happy to go the extra mile for clients
Huzaifa KhanHead of Production
Huzaifa Khan is a business graduate and an active social worker, with a passion for development and the arts. He has been a part of the core team at CityLights since 2014 and believes in the power of film and theatre to promote socially-driven content in Pakistan. Over the years, Huzaifa has worked with a number of non-profit organizations, under various capacities. In 2013, he founded a free-of-cost, community school, called The Young Patriots Welfare School, inside Karachi’s Neelum Colony.