Naqturnal Pictures is Ali Naqvi, a DGA Director & Producer based in Los Angeles, CA.
This website is a showcase of some of his work.
Ali Naqvi was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in the Southmost part of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley with a degree in Communications, Ali spent time directing several short films and music videos locally in South Texas. He then started working as Videographer for The Monitor in McAllen, Texas covering Breaking News and Live events as well as helping film HotSpots promo videos for local restaurants and bars. Ali moved to Los Angeles in 2011 and started grinding away at making his mark in the film industry.
Ali Produced several short films in 2011 while still making time to work on multiple feature films as a Coordinator and Production Assistant. He also worked on several Shorts for Will Ferrell and Adam McCay's Company Funny or Die. In his downtime, along with his several roommates at The House on South Bronson, they created an eponymous web series to keep themselves busy in between freelancing jobs. Their premiere Episode "The Audition" was featured on Tosh.0 and multiple other episodes were featured on Funny or Die. Ali Produced the Series and Directed Several Episodes of the Show.
In 2012 and 2013, Ali landed some larger projects such as Disney's Lone Ranger and CBS' Extant. He collaborated with Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation), Daniel Beals, and Zak White on several short films. He also reached out to one of his favorite lead singers, Shawn Harris of the Matches, and offered his music video services. Ali has since directed 3 projects for 3 of Shawn's several musical endeavors, The Matches, Fortress Social Club, and St. Ranger. Shawn also put him in touch with Tim de Vil with whom he put together an Epic of sorts featuring 5 songs from Tim's debut album. He has since directed music videos for Squarecrow, Davey Allen and the Midnights, Apache Pistol, and most recently Liam Russell.
Meanwhile in 2014, Ali landed a job as an Office Production Assistant on HBO's Westworld. Since joining the team, Ali has been a Writer's Production Assistant, a Visual Effects PA as well seeing through all aspects of Season One, Two and Three as well as shadowing Executive Producer/Director Richard J. Lewis. During Season Four, he served as Associate Producer and Directed some 2nd Unit and Additional Photography Units. This granted him membership into the Director's Guild of America.