Pakistan’s First, Youngest Female VFX Artist Doing Wonders in Hollywood
Laraib Atta, Pakistan’s first and youngest female visual effects artist in Hollywood, has once again done wonders after working for upcoming blockbuster film ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’.
Daughter of legendary singer Attaullah Khan Niazi Esakhelvi, Laraib has worked for the international entertainment industry and made the nation proud time and again.
“Before I started the course, I had no idea what VFX is. I just knew that this is magic for films, that’s all I knew,” Atta commented in a recent interview with BBC Asian Network. “The first time I watched Toy Story, it really inspired me. I was like ‘Wow, how is this done’?”
“I didn’t know back then that I was going to get into visual effects. But that something related to art was in me all this time and technology is what I wanted to do,” she continued.
So, it was hard to explain to her parents what exactly is it that she does. “My parents didn’t even know what I was getting into,” she laughed. “But they absolutely supported me when I talked to my father, my mother. They told me that I have all the choice in the world! Whatever you want to do, whatever career you wish to pursue, you can definitely go for it.”
Laraib also hopes to inspire other young Pakistani women.
“Back in the day when I started, I was the only girl in my course. I was the youngest and of course, the only Pakistani. I don’t see a lot of Pakistanis,” Laraib added. “There are some women I’ve started to see now in the industry that still has 70%-80% men,” the now 31-year-old artist commented. “The goal is to get more women, young people into this and more Pakistanis.”
The artist has previously worked in X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Chronicles of Narnia and Sweeney Todd.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org