RCT EP 6: Omran Omaid "Meeting the Right People at the Right Time"

June 12th, 2018 · 1 hr 5 mins

About this Episode

Omran Omaid is a creative content producer for one of the most popular ecommerce software companies known as Shopify, which serves over 600,000 businesses. Along with our guest from Episode 3, Omran is currently working on the popular web series "Courtside".

Born in Afghanistan, Omran along with his family came to Canada when he was young and were assisted through the Red Door Family Shelter, which assists Families, Refugees and Women Who Are Fleeing Violence. Omran grew up in Flemingdon Park in Toronto, Canada, which was a rough neighbourhood where he experienced some cultural barriers and difficulties, especially post 911.

He is a graduate of Humber College where he earned an advanced diploma in Film/TV Production and two certificates in Media and Design. Among many other skills, Omran is a Director/Writer, a filmmaker, an artist, a cinematographer, a photographer, a video editor and a motion graphic designer.

On this episode we talk about how he came to work for Shopify, his desire to communicate impactful messages through media, the third culture identity dilemma, and how "The deadliest creature is the silent one".

Omran's Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/omranomaid
Omran's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omranomaid/
Omran's Twitter: https://twitter.com/omRan_omAid
Omran's: https://www.facebook.com/omran.filmmaker

Courtside's Website: https://www.courtsideseries.wordpress.com
Courtside's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtsideseries/
Courtside's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courtsidewebseries/?ref=br_rs
Courtside's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC465jlaBaST2wNKOnWAVY1A

As promised check out Omran's opportunity to shoot a Nike Soccer Promo with Sportsnet!

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