Shimmy Ahmed is a filmmaker whose work has an unmistakable sass and swagger. She likes to create imagery that bursts through the screen and connects the audience with her unmistakable creative energy.
Her projects straddle the worlds of comedy and fashion, with recent work for Sloggi and Spoke showing off her ability to extract colourful and witty performances from actors whilst playing with art direction and nuanced styling.
Shimmy is a seasoned visionary of fashion on screen, and a gifted interpreter of mood, style, and philosophy. Clients include Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Topshop, and New Look to name a few. Her narrative work includes the short film ‘Wait’, written and directed by Shimmy, which was included in the official Raindance film festival line-up in the “Lost Sensations” category.
Shimmy is currently writing her first feature film which explores her British-Asian heritage and is based on testimonials gathered from relatives who experienced the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.