MEET ROWDY

Rowdy in Hat with Camera-1This is my story so I thought rather than putting an article about me I would tell it myself in my own way so…

 

Who Am I?

My name is Zamiruddin Farooqi, but I am known in the business as ROWDY, not because it describes my personality but because of my “Heavy Metal” background. I played drums and wrote music for my own founded rock band “Overdrive” (1994 to 1997) and also played as a session musician for others. My first public performance was in December 1984 at the age of 13. I played drums till 1997 but by then I was already working as an Audio engineer and Music producer.

I always had a passion for filmmaking and would occasionally get involved in music videos and other video projects however video production side of my career actually took off in 1998 when I was offered to produce a music video to celebrate Sikh festival of Vaisakhi in London.

 

What I Do?

Even though music remained at the heart of my work but I drifted more and more towards filmmaking and video production over the years. In 2008 I founded my production company ROWDY PRODUCTIONS LIMITED in UK so I could freely explore the depths of my passion for both music and filmmaking. Initially I dabbled into a lot of things such as writing Lyrics & Scripts, Music Production, Music Videos, Corporate Videos, TV Commercials, TV Shows, Documentaries… and the list goes on and on. However after a lot of experimentation and of course a lot of fun, I have found my niche in corporate and business related work. That’s why I have focused my company’s services to three key areas:

  • Corporate Videos
  • Broadcasting
  • Courses and workshops

 

How Experienced Am I?

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In my twenty-five plus years in the business I’ve produced over 30 music albums, more than 100 singles and remixes, about 300 Jingles and mixed/mastered 1000 plus tracks.

I’ve written lyrics for over 200 Songs and jingles including title song for a Bollywood Movie, “Manorma (six feet under)”. I’ve also written scripts for over 200 TV Commercials, Cooperate Videos & Documentaries.

Manorma Title

Manorma Rowdy'd Credit

In my eighteen years in video production I’ve produced over 30 Music Videos, 6 TV Series, 4 Documentaries and over 50 TV Commercials and Cooperate Videos.

In May 2014, I worked as both director of photography and director of music for a Hindi short film “Love & Hate”.

Love & Hate

 

The Big Ventures

  • In September 2012, I joined forces with two of my friends and together we launched an online channel southalltv.com. It started initially as a YouTube channel but in February 2013 Southall TV was re launched as an independent online channel.

Southall Tv HomepageI am the head of Programs at Southall TV and I am also involved in almost every aspect of production.

 

  • In February 2016, I have established a community based online radio channel Southall Radio, under the umbrella of Southall TV.

Southall Radio HomepageAt present I don't just volunteer as station manager but also presenting a show called Care to Share on Tuesdays 8pm to 9pm.

 

What’s Now?

I am writing and directing a British Asian, political Film, “The Corruptibles” in English language for Southall TV.

Rowdy Mauji Bhai 2

Rowdy Mauji Bhai 3This is also an educational project, all the talent are new comers and getting hands on training during this production. Also I have plans to use this as case study in my forthcoming Video Tutorials which I’ve been planning for quite some time.

Mauji Bhai 3

Mauji Bhai 1

Mauji Bhai 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Next?

At present I am working on creating some online courses and I am very much looking forward to launching them soon.

Rowdy with Camera 1

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