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FATEH AHMED | INSTRUCTOR | HALIFAX

Fateh Ahmed has spent over ten years in educational industry as a program manager, Regional manager, Lecturer and an educational director for a number of national and international academic institutions such as Wall Street, Direct English. And Maritime Muslim Academy.

Ahmed comes to us with over 10 years of management and teaching experiences working in fields of Business Administration, Film, Audio Engineering and music Scoring. A graduate of the Centre for Arts and Technology’s Film program, Ahmed has received many accolades over the years, including first place for Sound Design at the Animedia Festival in 2005. His film, The Ummah Masjid, which he produced, directed and composed, won Best Documentary Film from Communications Nova Scotia in 2010. Ahmed was a second place winner at both Minac’s International Video Competition and Admiral Film Competition in 2012 for producing a social documentary, Reeny. Ahmed’s recent works include Pushed Out, Winds from the East, and The Wailers Live in Fredericton 2013.

Past experiences include working as Production Coordinator for the National Film Board of Canada, a Technical Director for the Emerging Lens Festival. Most recently he has been appointed as the Director of the Centre For Arts and Technology Film Festival. In addition to managing programs at da Vinci College, he is also a keyboardist for the legendary music group The Wailers.

Ahmed’s experiences in teaching and in artistic industry connections provide our students with firsthand knowledge of how to work and become successful within the industry.

ASHLEY KING | INSTRUCTOR | HALIFAX

Ashley is someone who always brings something new to the table. After fours years studying at art college in the UK he was employed at one of the worlds best advertising agencies in their creative department. It was here that he gained knowledge of marketing and writing television commercials. His first commercial was filmed at Pinewood Studios and directed by Ridley Scotts commercial editor. The experience influenced him greatly and inspired him to learn filmmaking, Fast forward to 2000 and Ashley had moved on from writing commercials to directing them. In 2002 he was in the top 100 list of the worlds best commercial directors and during the following 12 years filmed over 120 commercials around the globe. His work has been awarded international and locally.

In 2007, Ashley was given the opportunity to work in Halifax in a new online business as the head of video production, where he helped build a website for a local breaking news company. He has also created video productions and marketing for many well-known Nova Scotia based businesses.

Presently, Ashley is currently producing his feature film ideas and teaches aspiring Digital Filmmaking students at the Centre for Arts and Technology Halifax campus. His experience and knowledge will surely help students become the best they can be.