Shafiq Ahmad Setak

Shafiq Ahmad Setak

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Toronto, Canada

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About Shafiq

My name is Shafiq Ahmad Setak. I'm a poet, translator, lyricist, and screenwriter. I took a screenwriting course at the University of Toronto to develop my film treatments into screenplays. I just completed my third screenplay titled " Trained by Two Superpowers". It's a spy, action-thriller. Logline: A young Afghan Communist Regime Secret Service Officer who has defected to the CIA fights his former KGB trainer and his cohorts trying to force him to work as a double agent against the Americans.

I've also written two more screenplays. One for a Hindi movie and another script in Farsi/Dari, my native language. I'm also the lyricist of the songs in this Hindi script. Here are two stanzas of one of the songs available on youtube:
" Sare duniya chhod kar Hindu-setan main agaya.
Eik bulbul ki tahra es Gul-setan main agya.
Tu agar mera na-hota ham ye khod sey pooch-tey.
Es tahra bihooda kyon main es jahan main agaya". ?v=MvBz9BPWpbg&list=RDMvBz9BPWpbg&start_rad...

Logline: A young Indo-Canadian business tycoon must fight a corrupt politician and his gang to implement his development projects in Mumbai and win the love of his dreamgirl. Currently, I'm working on an adaptation of two poetic narratives of Rumi, the Great Persian Poet, and a scholar who lived 800 years ago. Rumi's famous book, "The Masnavi" has been translated into English by Coleman Barks and at least two more translators. The new script's treatment has already received positive feedback from Jayde Siwy, a renowned Hollywood Development Manager.

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