Ehsan and Shakil Ahmad simply love the art of storytelling—as audience or creators. It’s a passion they’ve shared since their childhood, growing up in New York City as the first-generation American children of immigrants from Pakistan.
At first, this passion drove the brothers in different directions in life. For Ehsan, it meant traveling across four continents to meet the people of countless cultures and hear their stories firsthand. For Shakil, it meant seeking a deeper understanding of human nature through degrees in psychology and social research.
In their late twenties, the brothers reunited in Pennsylvania to start a wedding film company that specialized in going beyond capturing a single event and instead telling the story behind it. Ehsan also spent those years writing lyrics and playing bass for an alt rock band, recording three studio albums. In their thirties, they sold the film company and returned to the city of their birth where they now work for separate tech startups. But the brothers have never stopped collaborating on screenplays and novels.
In January 2019, Ehsan and Shakil signed with Uproar Books—the first authors to be offered a contract by the new publisher. Their debut novel Wild Sun launched in May 2019 and will be followed by two more books in the Wild Sun series.
Ehsan and his wife welcomed their first child into the world in 2018.