People in Toronto just don’t smile at each other.
Yet, in a city notorious for being cold to strangers, several lives intersect one night, oblivious to the loneliness that connects them all.
On the surface, these disparate lives would never interact. Tonight, they will set each other’s lives in unexpected directions
Waseem Shaikh’s career has spanned the gamut across Theater, Radio, Television and Film. Born in Dubai, U.A.E, raised in South Africa, and settled in Toronto, Waseem’s mixed bag of experiences is what fuels his creativity. He’s currently the Multicultural Creative at MacLaren McCann, working on campaigns for the likes of General Motors and Coca Cola.
You’re most likely to remember him for his antics on his weekday show on Naach Radio, which amassed a weekly audience of over 40, 000 listeners from 2011 to 2013.
COLD is Waseem’s first film. He describes it as his bittersweet love letter to Toronto.