SHAZ 

MOHSIN

Writer. Filmmaker. Actor.

A Bangladesh-born (and partially raised) Canadian, Shaz Mohsin is a filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, and now science fiction author. 

After completing high school in Dhaka, Shaz found himself in New York City, where he began his creative journey as an actor studying at a number of conservatories including the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He would later return to Vancouver, Canada, doing small roles on network T.V shows like Arrow (CW) and Valley of the Boom (National Geographic), but then eventually gravitate towards working behind the camera as a director for a number of short films.

Now, taking inspiration from his lifelong love for science fiction, as well as his South Asian roots, he’s published his first book, “A Jar of Ashes,” alongside artist Emily Lampson, which is the first of an ongoing universe that (he hopes) will span multiple books in, “The Story of Neela,” to tell complex stories of identity, loss, and cultural history.

Aside from working on his second book, Shaz keeps his writing fresh by reviewing movies and video games. Having also once aspired to be a games journalist and/or film critic, he’s happy to now have a space where he can freely write about his favourite titles, both new and old, and share his thoughts with others.