Unlikely friendship, The Drone and the Kid

Recently, a story popped up on my Facebook newsfeed about this kid who made me laugh back in the day with his funny parody videos on YouTube. His name is Imran J. Khan, as in Imran J.K. Okay, never mind, bad joke. Little did I know, he is also married to someone my wife went to school with.


The story had a video associated with it, a Kickstarter campaign video, The Drone and the Kid. Imran is venturing into Pakistan to create a short fictional film about a kid who forges a friendship with a drone operator after witnessing a drone crash in his town. For this, he needs $7,500 and he is seeking your help. As of this post, he has raised $2,396. Yes, someone donated $1. It doesn’t matter, you can too.

Unlike other campaigns, this one is all or nothing. If he doesn’t reach his goal by November 29, he is not going to get what he has raised. His giveaways are not that great and that tells me that he is not interested in using the money raised to send you junk. Good sign.

Here’s Imran himself, introducing his campaign:

The Drone and the Kid – A fantasy short film that uses Pakistani drone strikes as a backdrop.

I wish him all the best, it’s a great undertaking with risks that most would avoid.

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My name is Zahid and I have been blogging since 2006. During this time, I got married, graduated, started a career, had a son, and bought my first home – in that order. I was born in Karachi and raised in Dubai where I lived for 19 years before moving to California in 2002 to pursue my Undergrad. I graduated with a B.Sc. in Accounting from SF State. I now live in the city of San Jose, at the heart of Silicon Valley. I currently work as a corporate tax accountant at a tech startup in SF. Before that, I worked at one of the Big 4 tax and audit firms. In another life, I would have been a writer, a journalist, a photographer, and startup investor. That’s why, you will find me blogging about writing, journalism and news media, photography and travel, and new tech startups and products.

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