Breathe – Gentle Robot

Breathe – Gentle Robot

dir. / colourist / editor: hadirehman
cinematographer: hira sheraz
art director: urwa safdar zaidi
prod. manager: arufa nawaz
assisted by soha ali
performers khadija arham & fakhar un nisa
music: gentle robot

Synopsis: Two women escape dullness and dejection to enter into a queer realm of love and colour.

Director’s Bio:

Hadi Rehman is a mix media artist working with installations, performance, and film. They are currently enrolled at the National College of Arts in Lahore where they’re being trained in screen direction, writing for the screen, and installation art. They have found their niche in directing music videos and sometimes, in their free time, they like to dance/perform as a form of thinking through the body. Their work is mostly concerned with representation of queer bodies, queer social interactivity in the contemporary South Asian context, memory as artistic medium, and queer futurities.


Director, Ek Chhat Talay (fiction, short) – 2018
A short film interrogating ideas of censorship, violence, and family.

Art Director, Gumaan (fiction, short) – 2018 A short film about loss and its aftermath.

Director/Editor, Hard Truths (music video, in post-production) – 2019 Music video for LA based electronic/synth pop music artist Natasha Shields.

Director/Editor, breathe (music video, in post-production) – 2019 Music video for Lahore based indie-pop music artist Gentle Robot.