Faroukh Amin Virani
Film and Television Production
Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
Faroukh Virani is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Film Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2004, Faroukh has worked in post-production for ESPN Reality, PBS, and most recently HBO Documentaries. He has served as an assistant editor and editor for feature documentaries and original reality programming. Additionally, the documentary short he edited, “Canto de Familia,” was recently recognized by KCET as part of its Fine Cut showcase of student films.
Growing up, Faroukh’s parents operated an Indian video rental store and the style of Bollywood cinema greatly influences his work. He aims to bridge the cinematic tendencies of the east with the west to create unique stories featuring minority and under-represented characters. Faroukh recently began his graduate thesis project ‘VIMANA,’ a science-fiction film revolving around the journey of a Muslim astronaut.
Areas of interest