Director Biography – Adrian Hashimi (MIRAGE)

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Adrian Hashimi is a director, conceptualist, illustrator &
artist based in New York City.

For more than 25 years he has actively created scenes,
concepts & images for creative industries such as
advertising, television and motion pictures.

Amongst his noted projects are nominated movies such as, A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, All is Lost, starring silver screen legend Robert Redford, and also the upcoming Triple Frontier, starring Ben Afleck and Oscar Issac. These films are by Oscar nominated director Jeffery Chandor.

During his career in Film & Television, he has worked with
many noted directors such as Francis Lawrence (Hunger
Games)and Bennet Miller (Capote).

In 2007 he was a co-founder of Zbabam Film Productions which he stayed until 2009. As the Creative Director he produced noted short films such as Concerto, starring David Zayas, and the automotive web series The Right Pedal, hosted by Hootan Mahalati.

His latest endeavor is, Toy Tigers, a film & creative
production company. With which he hopes to create & direct
original films with an artistic bent that speaks to the
social dynamics of our time.

Adrian is also an accomplished oil painter, who paintings
has exhibited in art shows and galleries in New York, New
Jersey, & California.

Director Statement


What better medium than dance to evoke the feelings of
an incarcerated mind, body & soul.

Approaching this piece I wanted every movement to
represent one’s freedom being challenged.

The music chosen was without conventional melody or
strings of chords in order to reflect the narrative.

Percussion pieces derived from South Eastern Asian &
African instruments are the foundation of the

The tempo of the drums aims to guide the audience
through the dancer’s mind, as she attempts to
overcome what are perceived physical blockades.

Like a recurring nightmare, even when she succeeds she
always ends up in a more constricting environment. Like
a mental vise that tightens the more she struggles.

Will she be left crippled and confined? Will she
realize that is all just a Mirage? –

-Adrian Hashimi

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