Note From Shah: Blank Page Beatdown
An incarnation of this site originally was created as an experiment for myself to write more; to overcome the blank page blues. As a writer, the most intimidating thing to me was being rendered motionless over that blank page. Too focused on writing the most perfect thing; In deathly fear of writing the worst. Aptly titled, ‘Blank Page Beatdown’ was created so what I could get over that fear, and beat it back to the darkness from whence it came.
While relatively successful in doing that, I’ve decided that it’s time for change. So welcome to the next chapter of this writer’s experiment. And since I’m cripplingly insecure about everything, what better way to portray faux-confidence, (also see: low-key narcissism) than to name the site after myself.
Welcome to TheShahShahid.com. And yes. Going forward, I will absolutely be referring to myself in the third person.
No, but really. Who Is Shah?
Writer / Critic / Journalist
I am a Rotten Tomatoes approved film & TV critic with over a decade of experience as an Entertainment Writer based in Toronto, Ontario. Canada since 2010.
I am an expert (used loosely) in writing movie & television news, reviews, articles, lists, editorials and much more. I have written for many entertainment outlets such as Hidden Remote, Indian Screen, Blasting News, The Inquisitr and Comic Years. I have over 10 years of experience with WordPress, image editing, SEO, online content creation, and social media marketing & branding. I am also a native English speaker.
Having pursued film as a passion, my writing comes from a place of genuine affinity for the topics and content, as well as from an academic perspective.
Bollywood sparked this life-long love for movies from a young age, so writing about Bollywood, and the Indian Film Industry as whole is one of my specialties.
As a Bangladeshi growing up on Bollywood films from India, being educated in film in Canada and having spent over half my life in various cities in North America, I’d like to think I bring a unique viewpoint to all the entertainment I consume, analyze and critique. I could be wrong, though.
The Split Screen Podcast is the first ever Podcast I launched.
The initial premise of the show was to compare and analyze movies that are adaptations of other works, directly with the source material that they were inspired by. The realm of these films contain adaptions of novels, comic books, other films or TV shows, or any other movies that were directly inspired by another piece of work.
The Split Screen Podcast will also introduce the world to a mother load of Indian movies that were ‘inspired’ by classic and cult films of Hollywood and other film industries, sometimes with hilarious cinematic results!
Over the years, the podcast has also become my go-to space to review and critique all kinds of movies and shows that I watch. It’s become a new platform for me to express my thoughts. Sometimes, there’s also cool interviews there too.
Tweet your suggestions for remakes you want to see discussed on the show on Twitter, or reach out to me directly if you, or anyone you know may be interested in appearing on the show.
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Having been part of the filmmaking industry as a struggling maker myself, I am always interested in featuring and providing exposure to films and up and coming filmmakers. If you are interested in being featured or having your work reviewed on TheShahShahid.com, please contact me directly through the contact form here or my direct e-mail below.
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