Saim Sadiq is a Pakistani director who came into the limelight in 2022 after his directed film Joyland became the first movie from Pakistan to be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival.In February 2011, Saim Sadiq began working for Pakistan Today as a writer. He worked there till July 2011.From July 2011 to August 2012, Saim Sadiq worked at the Express Tribune as a writer.In a Facebook post, Saim Sadiq wrote that he was not serious about his education during graduation, and he somehow managed to secure a 3.1 GPA. He said, At LUMS, I genuinely did not give a shit about my academics at all. I somehow managed a 3.1, bunked classes, travelled to seven different countries, made a risky documentary about blasphemy laws for my SPROJ, won Model UN awards, organized an international student conference, failed quizzes, laughed them off, and made friends who genuinely matter to me. And in all this imperfection, I lived the most regretless experience of my life.”.While pursuing graduation, Saim Sadiq co-founded Tamasha, a media production company, and produced several documentaries which were not only aired on national Pakistani TV channels but also on BBC. His documentaries were based on children and religious and ethnic minorities residing in Pakistan. Logo of Tamasha, Saim Sadiq’s media production company.In April 2013, Saim Sadiq began working as the Director General of LUMUN, where he worked till May 2014. A photo of Saim Sadiq taken during an event while he was working as the General Director of LUMUN.On blasphemy laws in Pakistan, Saim Sadiq made a documentary titled Stepmotherland, which was released in 2014.Saim Sadiq co-directed Kithay Nain Na Jorin, a Pakistani music video in 2014.In 2016, Saim Sadiq directed a short film titled Blackbird. He also wrote the film’s script.Saim Sadiq directed the 2017 short film Pasban (The Caretaker), which was showcased at numerous international film festivals. A poster of the 2017 short film Pasban (The Caretaker).