The Glassworker launch in Pakistan by Usman Riaz


In Pakistan, animation is a medium which has not been explored the way it has been explored around the world. That is about to change. Usman Riaz is a young talented artist who is all set to change the entertainment experience in Pakistan.

‘The Glassworker’ is a hand-drawn animated film written and directed by Usman Riaz. It will be Pakistan’s first fully hand drawn animated film. Usman Riaz along with the team at Mano Animation Studio hope to lay the foundation that paves way for artists to collaborate on local and international ventures.

At the event, Usman Riaz took his audience through the journey and inception of “The Glassworker”, alongside the international experience he had with Steven Spielberg and Walt Disney Studio. He also discussed about the overwhelming support he received from multiple people.

At the event Imran Aslam and Tina Sani were also present. Tina Sani applauded and appreciated the young Riaz by mentioning him as inspiration for Pakistanis and budding talents around the world.

Students from different universities like FAST, SZABIST, Karachi Universities and IQRA were also present there. Everyone seemed very excited to experience such a fresh breeze of art in Pakistan. The entire hall gave Usman Riaz a standing ovation after his conclusion. Professionals from different walks of life and bloggers from entertainment and other areas were also present and asked numerous questions to Riaz and his Mano Animation Studio team.

The event was held at the Arts Council, Karachi on the 29th of May, 2016. The event & PR handled by Phegency PR & Events.


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