Shezad Manjee is an award-winning filmmaker, who has travelled across five continents to tell great stories for some of the most prestigious organizations and global brands. His creative direction has brought many accolades to DHD Films, including the Telly Awards, AVA Awards, Hermes Creative Awards, and most recently, an Emmy nomination.

A third-generation filmmaker, Shezad studied photography as an undergraduate, and completed his graduate studies in marketing from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Unlike most creative directors, Shezad does not shy away from being in front of the camera. He is a sought-after speaker on all things marketing and advertising.

Shezad's expertise and industry knowledge provide him the ability to go beyond just creating great content. He guides his team on how to best position client campaigns for maximum impact. Together, Shezad and his team create a platform that propels their clients' business forward.

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Season 1

The Power of Film

As third generation filmmakers, Texas-based brothers Shezad and Hussain Manjee have always been passionate about the power of storytelling. A few years ago, they teamed up when Hussain, a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Babson College alumnus, saw the opportunity to scale up his brother’s film company, DHD Films, and together they built up a successful company in Dallas, TX. When COVID came, however, they had to think creatively in order to sustain their business, and they quickly developed systems for contactless filming that have allowed them to continue their work. Listen to learn more about the lives, learnings, and business of Shezad and Hussain Manjee! “Anything is possible as long as we can make dreams come true for other people. And, I think at the end of the day, that's the business we're in… we're making dreams come true for businesses, for enterprise, for nonprofits, for our team and, I wouldn't have it any other way.”