Naeem Mahmood is one of the freshest directors emerging in the UK whose work has been screened at various international film festivals and broadcast on BBC TV and ITV Network. He was mentored by Gary Kurtz - producer of STAR WARS and EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and is a graduate of the Berlinale Talent Campus at the Berlin International Film Festival.
After winning the Prince’s Trust Millennium Award, Naeem set up TRAILBLAZER, a production company that works with young creatives with the aim to raise the bar of what British independent films can accomplish.
Naeem's directorial feature debut BRASH YOUNG TURKS - a stylish and bold coming-of-age crime film - was released theatrically in the UK to considerable acclaim, followed by TV broadcast on London Live and digital release on Amazon Prime. The film was awarded Best UK Movie at the 10th Movie Video & Screen Awards.