Karim Hussain (Ottawa,born July 16, 1974)[1] is a Canadian filmmaker and cinematographer. As a director he is best known for his 2000 film Subconscious Cruelty,[2] and as co-writer of Nacho Cerdà's The Abandoned.[3] In 2006, he adapted French-Canadian writer Marie-Claire Blais' work, La Belle Bête. For it, he won the Director's Award at the Boston Underground Film Festival.[4] As a cinematographer his best known work is Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor, Jason Eisener's Hobo With A Shotgun, Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral and many others. He is a full member of the Canadian Society Of Cinematographers.



Year Title Director Notes
2000 Subconscious Cruelty Himself
2002 Ascension
2006 The Beautiful Beast (La belle bête)
2009 Walled In Gilles Paquet-Brenner
2010 Territories Olivier Abbou
2011 Hobo with a Shotgun[5] Jason Eisener
2012 Antiviral Brandon Cronenberg
2013 L'autre monde Richard Stanley
2015 We Are Still Here Ted Geoghegan
Beeba Boys Deepa Mehta
Hyena Road Paul Gross
2016 Rupture Steven Shainberg
Madame Hollywood Olivier Abbou
2017 Mohawk Ted Geoghegan
2018 Parallel Isaac Ezban
Seven in Heaven Chris Eigeman
2019 Random Acts of Violence Jay Baruchel
2020 Possessor Brandon Cronenberg
2021 Seance Simon Barrett
2022 Firestarter Keith Thomas
TBA Orphan: First Kill William Brent Bell

Short films

Year Title Director Notes
1999 Divided Into Zero Mitch Davis
2001 Facts Are Safety Nicolas Debot
2002 La dernière voix Himself
Julien Fonfrede
2006 Au coeur brisé Antoinette Karuna
2009 Dolorosa Christophe Debacq
2010 The Aristofrogs Ben Bernschneider
Douglas Buck
Jan Hendrik Drevs
Arno Frisch
John A. Gallagher
Buddy Giovinazzo
Matthew Harrison
2011 The Theatre Bizarre Richard Stanley
Douglas Buck
Segments "The Mother Of Toads", "The Accident" and "Vision Stains"
2012 The Captured Bird Jovanka Vuckovic
2013 Method Gregory Smith
2015 Jooj: Shoulders and Whispers Brandon Cronenberg
Whispers and Shoulders Sook-Yin Lee
2016 Animalia: Face On Brandon Cronenberg
2019 Please Speak Continuously and Describe
Your Experiences as They Come to You


  1. ^ "The Theatre Bizarre (2011/2012)"
  2. ^ "Director, Exclusive Pics: The Theatre Bizarre". Fangoria. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  3. ^ Scott, A.O. (27 November 2007). "The Abandoned 'Abandoned' should have been". Deseret News. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Karim Hussain (i) - awards". Imdb.com. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  5. ^ D'Arcy, David (23 January 2011). "Hobo With A Shotgun". Screen International. Retrieved 24 January 2011.