Nuhash Humayun Director Moshari Wins Big at SXSW Jury Award

Aptly titled ‘Moshari’ which translates to ‘mosquito net’, the horror short film stars National Award-winning actor Sunerah Binte Kamal and Nairah Onora Saif as two sisters struggling to survive in the middle of an apocalypse.

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March 17, 2022, 10:10 a.m.

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Sunerah Binte Kamal to Moshari. Photo: Collected


Sunerah Binte Kamal to Moshari. Photo: Collected

Nuhash Humayun, a director’s short horror film about a tiny but deadly “blood-sucking creature” “Moshari” won the SSX Jury Award’s Midnight Short.

The 29th SXSW Film Festival Jury Winners and Special Awards were announced Tuesday, March 15 in Austin, Texas.

Written and directed by Nuhash Humayun, the short film premiered at SXSW on Sunday, March 13.

Nuhash Humayun broke the news on his social media account.

He captioned the post, “SXSW JURY AWARD – MIDNIGHT SHORTS goes to MOSHARI!! This is crazy.”

The director also shared the official commentary from the prestigious awards ceremony.

“Moshari is a terrifying and chilling horror tale centered on two sisters that gives a new look at blood-sucking creatures in an untraditional post-apocalyptic world. The compelling performances, haunting visuals and layered storytelling highlight the director’s mastery of the genre and making him someone to watch.Nuhash Humayun has the ability to take recognizable elements, turn them upside down and turn them into nightmares.Moshari has created an allegorical story that will resonate with the viewer at a deeper level.

Aptly titled ‘Moshari’ which translates to ‘mosquito net’, the horror short stars National Award-winning actress Sunerah Binte Kamal and Nuhash’s niece, Nairah Onora Saif, as two sisters. struggling to survive in the midst of an apocalypse.

Moshari. Photo: Collected

Moshari.  Photo: Collected

Moshari. Photo: Collected

During an interview with horror magazine Fangoria, Nuhash shared his childhood memories which serve as inspiration for the film.

“My parents separated when I was a kid, and my mom was always really busy because she was in college, so it was kind of like my sisters raising me. That sibling relationship, I thought that there was something interesting in there, just exploring ‘What happens when your sister becomes your mother because your parents are too busy or away?'”

The film’s stellar background music is curated by popular young musician Dameer Khan.

Set in Dhaka and involving a mosquito net and mosquitoes as its subject, the 22-minute short can make one feel relatable and trigger childhood memories of feeling trapped inside a “Moshari “.

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