Born in Karachi and raised in Austin, Hussain is a storyteller with over a decade of experience directing short films, documentaries, and commercials. After studying both Film and Psychology at the University of Texas, he started out in casting and spent nine months canvassing the U.S. for Terrence Malick’s Oscar-nominated THE TREE OF LIFE. This experience evoked an enduring love for flawed, complex characters and thought-provoking material.
Over the past 10 years, he has traveled globally as a filmmaker, shooting in places like Tokyo, Budapest, and the Peruvian Amazon. In 2018, Hussain relocated to Los Angeles and attended UCLA’s Professional Program. Drawing from his immigrant experience, he writes grounded dramas steeped in genre that explore themes of family, identity, and human resilience. His pilots have placed in Script Pipeline, Austin Film Festival, and Final Draft’s Big Break among other contests. He is a current fellow of NBC’s “Writers on the Verge” and represented by Bellevue Productions.