Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad
Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad is a writer, director, designer and co-founder of Exxodus Pictures based in Detroit, Michigan. While attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California, Ahmad began his career conceptualizing and designing Hollywood music videos, television, and feature films. His credits include music videos for Dr. Dre, Brandy, and Fatboy Slim. Feature film and television credits include The Pretender television series for NBC and the film Dungeons and Dragons from New Line Cinema. Other high profile campaigns include commercials for Lipton, Pontiac, and the Star Wars Special Edition.
Ahmad wrote and directed feature film Jinn, which has been released theatrically around the world and is currently on Netflix, cable and DVD. The film stars Ray Park (Star Wars the Phantom Menace, GIJOE, X-Men), Faran Tahir (Star Trek, Iron Man, Elysium), William Atherton (Ghostbusters, Die Hard) and Serinda Swan (Breakout Kings, Graceland). Ahmad has also directed national television commercials for Quicken Loans (Brian Unger spokesman) and One Reverse Mortgage (Henry Winkler spokesman).
In addition to films and commercials, Ahmad designed the "Firebreather" super car, a 600 horsepower exotic American muscle car featured in the film Jinn and is the first time a movie vehicle has been designed and made available for sale to the public. Currently, Ahmad has completed filming the Exxodus Pictures feature film My Soul To Keep set to be released in 2016.