Hello! This is Shams!

I am a film director, cinematographer specialized in adventures and extremes sports

I am one of those guys telling they quit there job to follow their dreams. In 2010, I quit my PhD in computer graphics to become... jobless! But with perseverance and dedication, I started to work as filmmaker. I mixed my outdoor activities (climbing, mountaineering, paragliding) with my new job and follow athletes in their adventures around the world. From flying paragliding at 6.500m in Pakistan, to hiking Kilimandjaro, going through sailing in the pacific ocean, I develop a high capacity in directing complex projects, dealing with high risks and extremes situations. Those stressful experiences is a real bonus to stay calm in every situations and finding solutions to the most problematics shooting. Shams founded with 9 others friends the BIG KIDS CARTEL, a collective of professionnals in the film industry : editor, drone, gimbal helicopter operator, sound engineer, etc... The goal is to highlight our works. Since 2018, I am a real Digital Nomad, a location independant, as I am travelling the world in my own built camper van. " I've not been everywhere but it's on my list "I had also the occasion to share my travel and work adventures as a speaker in different big events like Kendal Mountain Film Festival in Uk and China , and the first edition of National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest.




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