IS IT OR IS IT NOT! short film selected for the iChill Manila International Film Festival

IS IT OR IS IT NOT! short film selected for the iChill Manila International Film Festival

IS IT OR IS IT NOT! short film

From start to finish in 7 minutes the episode unfolds & ends on a surprise, mysterious note.
The surprise is the existence of the mysterious spirits or the jinns. Though rarely seen but they are there, all around us. Only with whom it happens can believe in them. So, “Is it or is it not” is the message for other fellow human beings. It can happen to anybody, you or me!
A boy and a girl meet suddenly in a coffee shop. The girl tries to prove her acquaintance with the boy, but the boy does not recognize her. The girl again tries to prove her identity by giving past references, but the boy is not convinced. Exasperated the girl makes her last attempt and suddenly disappears, vanishes into thin air, leaving the boy stupefied, staggered.

Director Biography

Danish Jalil K. (Professional name) also known as M.Danish Jalil is a Pakistani TV producer,artist & an independent short filmmaker. He was born in Bombay, India on 8th January to an Indian Cinematographer, Ad Filmmaker & Documentary Producer Mr.Jalil Qureshi a graduate of FTII Pune, India. When he was 4 years old his Mr Danish’s family moved to Karachi, Pakistan.
Currently he resides in Dubai,UAE.
The founder of Danish Jalil Films an independent TV & film production services company based in Karachi, Pakistan & Dubai, UAE. Started his career in 2001 as an AD & Model with the launch of Pakistan’s first satellite TV channel. Before founding his own business, he worked with numerous TV & film production houses as an AD, Casting Associate, Concept Writer & Assistant Producer. Also modeled for famous hair stylist at Dubai International Hair show plus TVC’s for popular brands. Later started working as an Associate Producer & Director in 2006. Some his work includes popular TV sitcoms & shows.
His third short film “ÏS IT OR IS IT NOT!” was produced in February 2014 for an International Film Festival.

Short Films – Animation

2016 · Stop or Melt! (with Josep Calle)
Festivals: Animation Marathon Competition,Athens,Greece (29th November,2016)
2016 · Stop or Explode! (with Josep Calle)
32nd Cartoon Club Film Festival, Rimini, Italy (July 2016)
12MFF Film Festival,Romania. (August 2016,3rd place,animation of the month)
7th China International New Media Short Film Festival. (September 2016)
ENMUT film festival,Barcelona,Spain. (13th November 2016)
MAHINA Arts & Short Film Festival, Republic of Tonga. (17th November 2016)

Short Films
2015. Anticlockwise (Fiction,Drama,Comedy)
2014. IS IT OR IS IT NOT! (Fiction,Drama,Thriller)
Popular TV-Shows & Telefilms.
Sub Set Hai (Sitcom 2001) Indus TV network. (AD)
Har Chehra Ek Kahani ( 2001,Thriller,Drama) PTV. (AD)
Pyare Mian Beychain ( Sitcom,2003) Rung TV. (AD)
Bakra Mandi (Eid play 45 Mins.) 2005 (Director,Producer, Writer)
Aap Baap Ban Jaey (Telefilm 2005) Geo TV. (AD, Actor)
Makaan Ki Talash Hai (Telefilm 2010) for Hum TV (Associate Dir, Actor)

Director Statement

A big thank you to all the festivals for their support.


  • Danish Jalil K.
  • Jalil Qureshi
  • Danish Jalil K.
  • Muhammad Danish Jalil
  • Danish Jalil Films
  • Danish Jalil K.
  • Maria Khalid Shafi
    Key Cast
  • Danish Jalil K.
    Key Cast
  • Salman Shahid
  • Syed Kazmi


  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Fiction, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    Pakistan, United Arab Emirates
  • Film Language:
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  • Viewster Online Film Festival. Theme: Relationship Status: “Its Complicated”
    June 12, 2014
  • Indiewise film festival 2016.
    United States
    September 18, 2016
  • 12MFF film festival.
    September 1, 2016
    Nominee:Experimental of the month.
  • Second Asia International Youth Short-Film Festival
    October 10, 2016
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
    November 2, 2016

Project Links


SATURDAY 28 January 2017 at 3PM screening at iChill Manila International Film Festival

Festival director: Kuya Manzano

Philippine Auditions 31 October 2015

iChill Theater Cafe

1125 Dos Castillas st Sampaloc Manila

(Near UST hospital, behind McDo Lacson)