Watch Commercial Filmmaking with Shomi Patwary.

Get the skills you need to create a commercial film project from Shomi Patwary, an acclaimed filmmaker and producer who has worked with stars like Beyonce, A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Diplo, and more.

“You can help create the next big client.”

Shomi Patwary, Filmmaker

In this class, Shomi will take you step-by-step through the pre-production process of collaborating with a brand on a commercial film project including building storyboards and shot lists, and working through brand approvals—all using his Snapple film, “A Corner Story,” as a key reference.

In addition to his direction and producing skills, Shomi is also a talented cinematographer, editor, and graphic and web designer. At the 2016 MuchMusic Awards, Shomi was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, and Best MuchFact Video for “Might Not” by Roc Nation’s Belly featuring The Weeknd. Shomi was a director and executive producer on Sony Music’s official documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The documentary won 8 Telly Awards, including the gold award for general documentary. Shomi has worked with Beyonce, A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Diplo, Shah Rukh Khan, Kevin Hart. Mark Ronson and many others. Shomi’s production company Illusive Media has collaborated with Google, Facebook, UPS, Snapple, Mountain Dew, Adidas, Pepsi, the NBA, Disney, and many others.

“The tools are not the trick, your imagination is.”

Shomi Patwary, Filmmaker