SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Mac and PC Proficient

  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint

  • Social Media Management

  • Lighting Equipment

  • Charity Event Leadership and Organizational Skills

  • Public Speaking

  • Problem-Solving Abilities

  • Team Player

  • Travelled to 25 countries and over 50 cities

  • MFA in Documentary Filmmaking

  • Online Research

  • Field Producer and Researcher

  • Pre-Production and Production

  • DSLR Cameras

  • Experience Travelling and Producing in Different Countries

  • Language: Fluent in English and Arabic

  • Translation and Subtitling

  • Avid Media Composer

 

EXPERIENCE

 

IFP Week Documentary Investor Meetings

09/2018

Volunteer

  • IFP Week is the place where industry insiders discover new talent and projects, featuring a curated selection of new documentaries in development from over 22 countries

  • As a volunteer, I had the opportunity to meet creators, financiers, distributors, producers, executives and festival programmers 

  • Ensured that over the 1500+ meetings that took place during the event ran smoothly and on-schedule

  • Worked to create a professional, warm and inclusive environment for all of IFP's Project Forum participants 

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Syria's Tent Cities Documentary

05/2017 - 07/2018

Director, Producer, Videographer, Sound, Editor

  • Directed, Produced, Edited and Filmed 30 minute Documentary Film on educating Syrian Refugees and integrating them into host communities

  • Syria's Tent Cities has won 13 awards, including: London Independent Film Awards (Best Documentary Short), South Film And Arts Academy Festival (Best Documentary Short Film), Best Shorts Competition (Award of Merit), Cinema World Fest Awards (Best in Show, Best Documentary Short), International Independent Film Awards (Platinum Award), Los Angeles Film Awards (Best Documentary Short), Independent Shorts Awards (Gold Award for Best Documentary Short)

  • Semi-Finalist at the Directors Cut Int'l Film Festival

  • Selected to screen at the Studio City International Film Festival in California

  • Responsible for all pre-production, production and most of post production

  • Shot the film in Jordan, Lebanon and Canada

  • Booked interviews with Bassam Khawaja and Adam Coogle of Human Rights Watch in Lebanon and Jordan

  • Worked with Canadian H.appi Camp Director Mazen El-Baba

  • Interviewed families of Syrian refugee kids in Canada attending H.appi Camp

  • Obtained shooting permits from Toronto District School Board and Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario

  • Worked closely with resettled refugee children form Syria, Iraq and Colombia

  • Worked with Nowell's Mission founder Nowell Sukkar

  • Set up interviews and worked with Helping Refugees in Jordan (HRJ) schools

  • Travelled to Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan

  • Travelled to informal refugee camps throughout Lebanon's Bakaa Valley

  • Worked with Nimat Bizri, founder of five Syrian refugee schools in Lebanon

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KCETLink's Where Cultures Collide (3 Episodes)

09/2016 to 02/2017

Producer, Associate Producer, Additional Camera

 

  • Where Cultures Collide explores the intersection of Southern California's diversity through five short documentaries created in a collaboration between KCETLink and the Documentary Department at the New York Film Academy

  • Wrote and produced Zaffa Episode about the traditions in Middle Eastern weddings being brought over to California and practiced across different cultures. Booked all interviews, researched topics and interview questions, created crew call sheets, scouted all shooting locations and obtained filming permits

  • Associate Producer and Additional Camerawork on Polynesian Tattoo and Santeria episodes. Duties included researching interview questions and scouting talent to be featured in the episodes.

  • Travelled to different parts of Southern California to film the episodes

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PCOS the Film

05/2016 - Current

Director, Producer,
Main Character,
Second Camera

 

  • Directed, Produced and starred in a work-in-progress documentary about PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), an ovarian disorder that affects 1 in 10 women and causes a hormonal imbalance with side effects such as increased facial and body hair and inability to conceive

  • Arranged interviews and worked with social media celebrity Little Bear the Bearded Lady

  • Set up interviews and worked with Instagram celebrity Chelsea Gabriella (@VSGchelsea)

  • Interview and worked with Bariatric Surgeon Mohammed Al-Zaben

  • Travelled to Seattle, Virginia and Saudi Arabia to shoot

  • Responsible for all pre-production, production and most of post production

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  • Arabic to English translator for the award winning short documentary film Unwelcome, directed by Ida Theresa Myklebost

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Unwelcome Documentary
(2017)

08/2016

Translator


  • DocuDay LA is IDA's annual all-day, back-to-back screening of the year's Oscar nominated documentary films

  • Duties included greeting filmmakers and guests, check in, seating and theater management, and venue set-up and breakdown.

  • As a volunteer at DocuDay, I had the opportunity to meet and network with award-nominated filmmakers and artists

International Documentary
Association

02/2017

IDA DocuDay Volunteer

 


  • Technical Assistant at the New York Film Academy, Documentary Department

  • Assumed all tasks and responsibilities expected of me by Documentary Department heads in order to help current students achieve their academic goals

  • Provided one-on-one assistance to students with Pre-Production and Production

 

 

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12/2017

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New York Film Academy | Battery Place, New York


  • Attended the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which consisted of a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as a Fellow

  • As a Fellow, I had access to and attended the discussions, panels, and master classes offered as well as the opportunity to network with a variety of filmmakers and artists

 

Full Frame Fellow

04/2017

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Full Frame
Documentary
Film Festival  
| Durham, NC