A young software engineer who aspired to become a film director, Furqan Javed Dogar did courses in Digital Filmmaking and Visual Story Telling from New York Film Academy. He also completed workshops in The art of Moving Camera from Warner Bros. He’s inspired from Steven Spielberg, especially the movie “Jurassic Park.”
AAJ News: How did you get interested in media production?
Furqan: I always wanted to be an entertainer. I was a notorious storyteller during my early years, even during my software engineering study program, I always believed in making entertaining software (games, fun portals etc) and this interest drove me into media productions.
AAJ News: What is your Motivation for this stuff?
Furqan: It comes from every good movie that I watch, whereas my learning comes from movies, life experiences and mistakes.
AAJ News: What is the main idea behind Cignition? How does it work?
Furqan: The main objective and idea behind Cignition is just in three words….“Revive Pakistani Cinema”.
Cignition is a viewer choice Pakistani film project by a team who takes pride in pride and doesn’t believe “the way it’s supposed to be” is the way it has to be. We don’t believe the critics are the final say – We don’t believe money should be the boundary when it comes to doing a film. Plus, we don’t believe the big wigs are the only wigs so once our movie (the viewer choice Pakistani film) hit the shelves …try us on? I am sure we’ll be a good fit.
We have posted five stories in different genres at the website http://www.cignition.com/?fb. Viewers may read the stories and then vote for the story they like the most. After 5,000 votes or 4 months (whichever comes first), we produce the top voted story. So it goes like this.
AAJ News: What are your expectations regarding this?
Furqan: I believe that this will support the independent film canvas which will later on help in the revival of our film industry…I understand that this is a slow process but me and my team are committed…we will make a difference.
AAJ News: What are your expectations being an artist?
Furqan: A little appreciation from audience: that’s it.
AAJ News: Whats your Biggest Desire?
Furqan: It is to take a Pakistani film to Oscars in next five years.
AAJ News: Share a few lines of typical kind of films these days……what novelty are you expecting from Cignition?
Furqan: The current industry is eying business neglecting quality. By Cignition we want to provide quality entertainment on our own expenses.
AAJ News: How much do you believe in innovation?
Furqan: Very much: I believe innovation differentiates humans from animals.
AAJ News: What is your message to readers?
Furqan: Try to make a difference and encourage those who are trying to make a difference…and believe me things do change.