Executive Director of Master Mechanic Films, Hussain Currimbhoy, is a filmmaker and film curator with 20 years of film industry experience.
We are independent film production company based in Sweden.
Our work aims to tell stories that have something new to say about the world we live in. Sometimes our films play with story form, or with wild and unique charachters. Sometimes we are telling the stories of people of a diaspora or the stories of exiles.
Dedicated to making fiction and documentary feature films raging from genre to art-house, created by emerging, diverse directors.
But always with a new generation
of international audiences at heart, we are not afraid to tell bold stories in new ways.
Born in Canada, Hussain has lived and worked in the USA, UK, Australia, The Netherlands, the Middle East, Japan and Sweden.
After graduating from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia in 1999, he went on to complete a Masters Degree from the University of Melbourne (VCA)writing and directing several short films.
Hussain worked with the Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide Film Festivals before taking over as Director of Programming at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Seven years later he became a programmer for documentary and VR at the Sundance Film Festival, and was guest programmer for Nordisk Panorma.
As Artistic Director of the Red Sea International Film Festival Hussain spearheaded the creation of one of the biggest international film events in the region, securing dozens of filmmakers and industry professionals to attend.
One of the founders of the Programmers of Color Collective, Hussain is an active advocate for inclusiveness and diversity in the arts.
Hussain is a frequent public speaker and published writer and has sat on film festival juries for Biografilm, IDFA, Antenna, World Press Photo, Krakov Film Festival and CPH DOX.
Now based between Sweden and the USA, Hussain is producing several feature film projects and a science-themed short documentary series through the Breakthrough Foundation.
He is a member of the South Sweden Producers Association.