Unveiled Labs focuses on interactive VR stories (think: film meets game) and advanced media products
(think: all the buzzwords ...AI, NLP, ASR, and ML -- but without the hype, just the hard work).
Unveiled Labs blends art and technology to create content and products rooted in purpose.
We are driven to bring to life novel ideas and unveil unique stories.
Recently, Unveiled won funding from Facebook Oculus for an application that allows users to share their
own event-driven experiences in virtual reality. We also work with clients to transform their stories into immersive experiences. And we have a thing or two up our
sleeves that we can't wait to share with you.
Shamir works at the intersection of technology and story.
He founded Unveiled Labs when he moved to San Francisco in 2015. Prior to that, he was Head of Digital for
the Doha Film Institute, which originated as a partnership between Robert de Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival
and Qatar, where he oversaw digital marketing and product development across all the e-commerce platforms
(web, mobile, social). He is a graduate of Harvard University (2009) and the Richard Ivey School of
Business at the University of Western Ontario (2002).
Shamir has focused the past 5 years on the technology side of creating impact and challenging the status
quo through innovative products. Previously, he spent 10 years in independent film, challenging power and
mobilizing audiences through documentaries on important issues such as 9/11 and Islamophobia.
They won awards at festivals, played on TV, and catalyzed dialogue.
Shamir has lived and worked on three continents, including North America, Europe, and Asia, and traveled
to 50+ countries, including on assignment to war-torn locations such as Afghanistan and the NW Frontier
Province of Pakistan.
Shamir's super power is a deep empathy for users, a persistent (sometimes frustrating) curiosity, and
relentless tenacity. He has strong entrepreneurial instincts and loves getting his hands dirty in pursuit
of prodigious missions.