Sy Huq

Sy Huq

Producer, Director and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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April 2019
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About Sy

Sy Huq is an American director, screenwriter, and producer. After the Bangladeshi War of 1971, Sy's parent's left Bangladesh for Norway, where Sy was born in the city of Trondheim. Following his parents from one engineering job to the other, Sy moved around and lived in nine cities across two continents and found the one thing that stayed constant through it all: his love for storytelling. He would enjoy many nights hearing about how his ancestors fought to build a thriving village and traveled across many lands on traveling bangkas merchanting spices and goods. Growing up, his favorite films were by Akira Kurosawa, Ridley Scott, and Hayao Miyazaki. They inspired him to pursue a path in English and screenwriting at the University of Texas at Arlington, and afterwards learned to bring the writing to life at UCLA's Producer Program. Having family who experience hearing voices, "Things That Fall" (2019) was a story he wanted to create to allow viewers to experience the world of auditory hallucinations in a new light. He revels in stories which speak to the inner and often hidden strength in people, and nothing makes him happier than making others smile with them.

Loglines

  • Finding Alexandria

    Finding Alexandria Action Adventure After his recklessness results in the death of his comrade and best friend, a professional treasure hunter wants to quit the business, but must join his ex-fiancee to find the lost Library of Alexandria before multiple bands of terrorists can obtain its untold treasures and power, first.

  • Rimi's Mask

    Rimi's Mask Drama Family On a visit to her sickly Grandmother in the Bangladeshi countryside, a sullen city-raised 13-year-old girl gets lost in a festival of spirits and Jinn to find out what happened to her missing father, the village mask-maker.

  • Petals on Fulton Street

    Petals on Fulton Street Romance Drama A distraught businessman follows a path of petals through subway system of New York City to help him find a woman he forgot he had lost.

Credits

  • Things That Fall

    Things That Fall (2019)
    Film (short) (Drama and Romance) Writer/Director A college student haunted by the auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia finds a connection with a deaf classmate in a library and makes a lot of noise to get her attention.

Awards

  • Stage 32 Short Film Contest Winner
    (2019)

  • LA Shorts International Film Festival, Official Selection
    (2019)

  • Hollyshorts Film Festival, Official Selection
    (2019)

  • ScreenCraft Film Fund, Semi Finalist
    (2019)

  • CineStory Foundation Fellowship
    (2019)

  • AT&T Film Awards, Winner - Runner-Up, New Forms of Storytelling
    (2019)

  • ISA Fast Track Fellowship Winner
    (2018)

  • Feature Screenplay, Los Angeles Film Awards, Winner
    (2018)

  • Barcelona International Film Festival, Winner
    (2018)

  • IronDragonTV ActionFest, Winner
    (2018)

  • Script Summit Screenplay Competition, Winner
    (2018)

  • PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Semi-Finalist
    (2018)

  • Best Screenplay, Top Shorts Film Festival, Winner
    (2018)

  • Best Short Screenplay, Los Angeles Film Awards, Winner
    (2018)

  • Best Short Film Screenplay, Festigious Film Festival, Winner
    (2018)

  • Best Short Screenplay, Hollywood Just4Shorts, Winner
    (2018)

  • Austin Film Festival, Second Rounder
    (2018)

  • Diverse Voices, Finalist
    (2018)

  • ScreenCraft Public Domain and True Story Screenplay Contest, Finalist
    (2018)

  • HollyShorts Film Festival Screenplay Competition
    (2018)

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