Born in Sydney, Australia, Husein attained degrees in Economics, Philosophy and Communications before deciding to follow his talents as a filmmaker. Winner of the Dendy award for best short film at the Sydney Film Festival and the Inside Film award for best unproduced screenplay, Husein's work has been honored at Cannes, Clio, Ciclope, The New York Festivals, Australian Directors Guild, Spikes, AWARD and PROMAX BDA.

Based in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, Husein was most recently attached as writer and director to the official biopic of legendary Country & Western singer Waylon Jennings, and as director of the upcoming film on Australian champion boxer Dean Waters.


Australian Directors Guild, Best Director TVC nomination 2018
Australian Directors Guild, Best Director TVC nomination 2017
New York Festivals, Finalist 2017
AWARD Silver, 2017
Ciclope Award, Silver, 2016
Cannes Lions, Film Craft Shortlist 2016
Clio Awards, Film Technique Shortlist 2016
Australian Directors Guild, Best Director TVC, Highly Commended, 2016
Spikes Asia, Music Spike Gold, Film Spike Bronze
Kinsale Shark Gold, 2016
Best Direction, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards
Sydney Film Festival DENDY Award for Best Short Film
Best In Show, PROMAX/BDA
Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam
IF Award winner, Best Unproduced Screenplay
SPAA Talent Assist winner
IF Award nominee, Independent Spirit Award