THE CENTRAL IDEA
With her dream of pursuing a professional dance career shattered, she must now fight the odds to keep it alive in a society she never wanted to be a part of." This is how Nizzy, an upscale British Pakistani must survive her predicament.
- DANCE KAHANI was shot entirely in Karachi, Pakistan in the 1st and 2nd Qtr of 2013.
- The film's lead actor 'Madeleine Hanna' spent a cumulative of 4 months in Pakistan spread over various trips in 2012 and 2013.
- DANCE KAHANI besides an international cast member, features cast members from all across Pakistan.
- All dancing and free running sequences in the film have been performed by the actors themselves.
- DANCE KAHANI is set in a mix of English and Urdu language.
- The film features over ten music numbers in its sound track including two dance numbers from Ali Khan and three numbers from one of the lead actors of the film itself 'Alamdar Khan'.
- The film has been shot on RED using Carl Zeiss lenses, with post production being done in Karachi at H2o Films and Sound in Lahore at Electric Airspace.
Madeleine Hanna as Nuzhat/Nizzy
Vernin U'chong as Tipu
Alamdar Khan as Shobby
Abdul Ghani as Jo
Shezi Khan as Saadi
Ramiz Law as Silent Sid
Abdul Rahim as Sam
Ali Parkour as Adnan/Eddie
Irfan as Aamir
Imran Shaukat as Jawed Ali
Rahid Sami as Anwer Ali
Sabiha Zia as Qurat ul Ain/Annie
Talat as Asma Jawedi
Niggy Imtiaz as Feroza Anwer
Barkat Ali as Sunny
Asifa Ataka as Farida Junaid
Sajjad Ali as Rickshaw Driver
Farhan Baig Special Guest Appearance
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE FILM
Writer and Director Syed Omar
Executive Producers Hammad Hassan, Shahnaz Afsar & I.Shaukat
Producer Zahir Ali
Co-producers Kamran Younis, Raza Muslim & Yasmeen Ali
Asst. Directors Shabbir Siraj & Zohaib Mansoor
Cinematographer Asrad Ali
Asst. Cinematographer Zohaib Mansoor
Screenplay Writers Shabbir Siraj & Syed Omar
Sound and Music Director Usman Bin Sohail
Sound Engineer Ahsan Cheema
Score inputs by Ali Khan
Line Producer Qambar Ali
Asst. Producer Faraz Ahmed
Choreographers Shezi Khan, Abdul Ghani & Madeleine Hanna
Stunt Coordination Vernin U'chong
Casting by Syed Omar, Shabbir Siraj & Hasan Danish
Editor Ahmed Ali
Post H2o Films
Graphic Designer Mohammed Babar
Wardrobe Partner Denizen by Levis
Madeleine's Eastern wardrobe by Naureen Arbab
Make up and Styling Huma Tahir
Make up Asst. Shama
Hospitality Partner Avari Hotels Group
Business Consultant Afzal Shahabuddin
Publicist Brand Cinema
Marketing Consultant Asim Qureshi